Saturday, March 16, 2013

2000 SP Chirography Jose Lima Autograph

Jose Lima, or LimaTime, was one of the biggest personalities in baseball during the late 90s and early 2000s and a decent pitcher to boot.  During his career Lima will probably best be remember for his time on the Astros, but also made stops with the Tigers, Royals, Mets, and Dodgers.  Ultimately Lima would fall just short of winning 100 career games and a career ERA over 5.  However, most of bloated ERA came from a few years in the AL Central with the Tigers and Royals.

2000 SP Chirography Jose Lima Autograph

Lima's best years were the 1999 and 2000 seasons which were spent with the Astros.  During those two seasons, Lima won a total of 37 games, pitched almost 500 innings, and struck out over 300 batters.  Lima also starred around the National League as a national anthem singer before games and released a few merengue CDs.  Lima died in 2010 of heart disease, but was a great and gracious signer during his career leaving plenty of autographs floating around for collectors.  Most can be found for less than $10 and are always signed the same.  Lima has one the best autographs around and always took time to sign every ball and card the same.  A great addition to the collection.  

1 comment:

  1. Jose Lima was one of the nicest professional athletes I've ever come across. He was especially great with young fans. I wish he was still around.