Got this one back last week. Two time All-Star Brad Lidge signed his card from the 08 Topps Updates & Highlights set.This was one of the last requests I sent out during the 2009 season. Brad's always been a good TTM signer and this card looks great!
It seems as though Hank Blalock's time in Texas has come to an end. Over the past 7 seasons he has been pretty reliable at third base for the Rangers. He hit over 150 home runs and drove in over 500 runs. However, Hank's contract is up and I don't see the Rangers resigning him for 2010. Hopefully he'll find a new home and be able to put up All-Star numbers again like he did in 2003 and 2004.
Our next card is of baseball legend, Dusty Baker. Dusty has done it all in his career. During his playing days he was a 2x All-Star, a World Series champion, and the 1977 NLCS MVP. As a coach he has led the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs, and currently the Cincinnati Reds. He's even managed to win three NL Manager of the Year awards. If you're interested in following in Baker's footsteps, Sports Management Colleges offers relevant education sources.
I remember when Brendan Harris was the big Chicago Cubs prospect. I was glad to be able to have him sign a few cards for me one Spring Training. Now Brendan is with his fifth organization and is a utility infielder for the Minnesota Twins.
I always liked Ned Yost. He did a pretty good job managing the Milwaukee Brewers. I understand why the let him ago but he did help turn around a dismal franchise. Hopefully he'll get another chance somewhere soon.