Friday, August 26, 2011

Carl Pavano

Sent: 7/8/11
Received: 8/25/11
Time: 48 Days
Address: c/o Minnesota Twins
Item Sent: 2009 Topps Heritage, 2011 Topps
Item Received: 2011 Topps, signed in black Sharpie.

I love how since arriving in Minnesota, Carl Pavano has resurrected his career and reinvented himself as an emotional pitching staff leader.  I only wish he still had the stuff to match his charisma.  He pitched out of his mind last year in winning 17 games and becoming the default ace of the Twins staff.  It seemed like a good move to re-sign him this past offseason.  He has come back to earth, but he's still been the most durable and consistent of the Twins' starters in this miserable 2011 season.  I am a little bummed that he kept the 2009 Topps Heritage High Number card I sent.  I love that set (using the 1960 Topps design) and that card would have looked pretty sweet with a signature.  At least he's sporting his 'stache in the 2011 Topps card that he did sign.

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