Monday, July 26, 2010
Time: 26 Days
Address: c/o Seattle Mariners
Item Sent: 2010 Topps
Item Received: 2010 Topps, signed in blue Sharpie.
The big Australian is having a rough season in the Mariners rotation this year, but when I uncovered this card in a pack of 2010 Topps I decided I should try for his signature. He was, after all, very briefly a member of the Twins organization. In 2005 he was in spring training with the Twins as a Rule 5 draft pick from the Mariners. He didn't make the team, and was thus returned to Seattle, where he spent a few more years in the minors before getting the call. Given that he never pitched in a regular season major or minor league game for the Twins, I'm not sure if I should include him in my Twins collection. But I'm going to anyway.