This box produced 5 autos and two game worn jersey cards. The only regular Redbird in the box was Jim Edmunds-which we needed. Overall I appreciate the colors and he designs-in hindsight I would have picked up two of these at the expense of the third box.
Draft Pick Autos-(images are borrowed)
James Miller (Righty Pitcher) Rockies #021/475
Drafted by the Rockies in 2004, traded to the Orioles in 2007, signed as free agent by the Rockies in 2011, as a free agent with the As after the 2011 season, Yanks picked him up off waivers 2012,signed as free agent by the Rays 2015, as a free agent by the Brewers after the 2015 season, released early in 2016 season.
Austin Shappi (Righty Pitcher) Diamond Backs #043/475
He spent 8 years in the Dbacks system but has been out of baseball since 2008
Paul Janish (Infielder) Reds #387/500
Drafted by the Reds in 2004, traded to the Braves in 2012, signed as a free agent by the Rockies in 2014, signed as free agent by Royals in 2014, signed as free agent with Orioles in 2014 and again in 2015. In the 2016 season he did get in to 14 games with the Orioles.
Matthew Tuiasosopo (Outfielder/Infielder) Seattle #406/600.
He was drafted in 2004 by Seattle, signed as free agent with Mets in 2012, the Tigers in 2012, Dbacks picked him up off waivers in 2013, the off waivers by the Jays in 2014, then purchased by the White Sox fro the Jays in 2014, signed as free agent with the Orioles in 2014 (busy 2014 for Matt), signed as free agent with White Sox in 2015, then Braves in 2015, and again after the 2016 season. The 2016 season saw him get into three games for the Braves.
Link to the Future Joe Mauer/Trevor Plouffe #090/100.
Now a couple of players I do know-this is a sweet auto pair. I like Mauer a lot and Plouffe has been solid for the Twins for the last seven years. Of course Mauer, a hometown boy has been the consistent stud for the Twins for 13 years, with a career BA of .308. I dare say with confidence that if he were in a bigger market he would be a rock star.
(After I wrote this Trevor was waived by the Twins apparently wanting to pay him much in 2018)
National Honor Game Worn Jed Lowrie (Infielder)
These are team USA game worn jersey cards. Jed was drafted by the Red Sox out of Stanford 2005 he came back to the As for the 2016 season.
National Honor Game Worn Brett Hayes (Catcher)
Drafted by the Marlins in 2005 and picked up off waivers by the Royals in 2012, as a free agent by the Indians in 2014, as a free agent by the Dbacks in 2015 and purchased from the Dbacks by the White Sox in June 2016. Now he is a free agent again.