Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2002 Topps 206, Jason Botts

#272 Jason Botts

Take a look at that signature. That is something unique. While it is definitely not readable, it does look cool. How one symbol, repeated three times, equals Jason Botts is beyond me. But, I like it anyhow.

If you click on the link above to Jason's Baseball Almanac page, you can see what his signature looked like around 2007. Based on that, you can kind of understand his progression to what the signature is today.

I got this card signed at a Wichita Wingnuts game this last season while Jason was playing for the Grand Prairie AirHogs. He signed three cards for me that day.

Jason saw time with the Rangers over parts of four seasons. He made his debut in 2005 and hit .296 in 10 games. He got into 20 games the next season, but hit just .220. In 2007, he played in a career-high 48 games and hit .240. Then in 2008, his last season as a Major Leaguer, he hit just .158 in 15 games.

For his Major League career, Jason was a .230 hitter with 5 home runs and 28 RBI.

Three days until Royals Fanfest...

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