Just finishing out a few cards from last baseball season. The first time I saw Chris Taylor play baseball was a few years ago while he was playing in college at Virginia. While Taylor did not show a ton of pop while playing for the Cavaliers, he did hit for average and did a great job of getting on base. The Mariners picked up the shortstop in the 5th round of the 2012 draft. All he's done since being drafted is hit .320/.407/.463 with 96 extra base hits and almost 70 steals in three seasons in the minors. He was also the Pacific Coast League's MVP in last years Triple A All-Star game.
This is my second autograph of the Mariners future shortstop. I pulled an autograph of him out of a 2014 Bowman box.
I did not open a box of Bowman Platinum cards this year, but I really like some of the autographs in the set. I love the green backgrounds on these cards and also like the fact that the Taylor autograph is an on-card signature. Platinum had a good amount of sticker autographs this year. Many of these autographs are fairly cheap and can be bought for less than $5. In the case of Taylor, he should be a starting shortstop for a good Mariners team next year. Pretty good value.