Friday, October 15, 2010

Randy Flores

Sent: 8/30/10
Received: 10/7/10
Time: 38 Days
Address: c/o Minnesota Twins
Item Sent: 2001 Bowman Heritage
Item Received: 2001 Bowman Heritage, signed in black Sharpie.

When Jose Mijares and Ron Mahay both went down with injuries in August, I peeked at the free agent left-handed pitchers on the market and Flores' name immediately jumped out.  He had respectable numbers in Colorado and a World Series ring from the 2006 Cardinals.  I thought it was a fine pickup when the Twins signed him.  Shortly after, though, they picked up Brian Fuentes and Flores found himself in mop-up duty.  He likely won't be back in 2011, but hey... it's another Twin for my collection.  With the Sharpie signature on the black and white card, this looks great.  Well... other than the damn Yankees uniform.

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