Sunday, April 17, 2011
Time: 54 Days
Address: c/o Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training
Item Sent: 1984 Topps, 1990 CMC Portland Beavers
Item Received: 1984 Topps, 1990 CMC Portland Beavers. Both signed in black pen.
In my quest to track down former Twins minor league players, I discovered that Jamie Nelson is now a minor league catching instructor for the Rays. Nelson spent only one year in the Twins organization (1990), but he did briefly appear in the big leagues seven years earlier for the Seattle Mariners. His dry gel pen had some unfortunate issues with the glossy Beavers card. Oh well... cool addition to the Twins minor league collection.