Saturday, August 3, 2013

2013 Bowman Carson Kelly

This is my first autograph of Cardinals third base prospect Carson Kelly in a Cardinals uniform.  I have two other autographs of Kelly, but both are in a USA Baseball uniform.  This card comes from the 2013 Bowman set and is one of the few Cardinals autographs that Topps put into this years set.  The card is a sticker autograph, but offers collectors a better quality autograph than Kelly used for his USA Baseball Autographs.  It looks like he's practiced a little bit.  The card is very affordable and can easily be found for less than $5.

2013 Bowman Carson Kelly Autograph

Carson Kelly is currently playing in the New York-Penn league for the Cardinals A ball team the State College Spikes.  He's currently posting a .281/.349/.373 line and has only 1 home run in about 150 ABs.  While he's off to a slow start this season, especially in the power department, many still think Carson Kelly is a prime prospect.  Baseball America ranks Carson Kelly as the ninth best prospect in the loaded Cardinals system.  However, Kelly faces competition at the position from Stanford product Stephen Piscotty who has recently been promoted out of A ball to the Cardinals AA team in Springfield, Mo. 

2013 Topps Chasing History Matt Holliday Jersey

I picked up the Carson Kelly card in a trade and also managed to score a Matt Holliday jersey card to even out the trade a bit.  This is my second copy of this card, but it's always good to have a few extra Holliday cards hanging around.  

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