Friday, December 16, 2011

2006 Fleer, Jarrod Washburn

#9 Jarrod Washburn

Here is a card that I got signed at a Royals game in 2008. Jarrod was with the Mariners at the time and he signed this card from the dugout as his team was taking batting practice. I had three cards for Jarrod to sign, but he would only sign two of them. The guy beside me didn't have a card of Jarrod and he asked him to sign an index card. Jarrod said that he didn't sign index cards, so I offered up my unsigned card to the guy. But, for whatever reason, he wouldn't except the card. I still don't get some players refusal to sign index cards and/or the "autograph card". I asked one AAA player why he wouldn't and all he said was "identity theft".

This card is a welcome change from all of the photo shopped Topps cards. So what if Jarrod was signed by the Mariners in December. There are no pictures of him playing as a Mariner. Just put a picture of Jarrod from the previous season on the card and let people know that he is now with the Mariners. What is so wrong with that?

Jarrod has been retired since the end of the 2009 season. I posted my other signed card of him about a year ago and it can be seen here.


Mike said...

I remember when Bert blyleven was with the angels in the early 90's that he wouldn't sign index cards because he was afraid that the sig would be superimposed on a check. Soon most of the angels players wouldnt sign them either. I'm sure Washburn learned this as an angel.

Anonymous said...

Baltimore players are the real deal.. they will sign everything, true patrons of the game