Wednesday, May 6, 2015

2015 Bowman Autographs

I picked up a jumbo box of 2015 Bowman cards last week.  I landed some pretty nice cards in the box and will have a couple of posts the next few days showing off some of the highlights from this year's set.  The autographs are always a fun place to start and I was more than pleased with my three signatures.  Ideally I would have landed a Carlos Rodon autograph, but that might show up on here in the next week or two.

First up......


Asuaje was an All-Star in A Ball last year playing for the Red Sox Greenville Drive team.  The third baseman had almost 500 at bats last year and picked up 38 doubles, 12 triples, 15 home runs while slashing .310/.393/.533.  He's off to a little bit of a slow start in Double A this year for Portland, but there is still plenty of time left in the season for him to pick up the pace.  Seems like it might be a good autograph to own in a few years.  


Jorge Mateo is also a pretty well regarded prospect.  Last season the 19 year old Yankees prospect played a total of 15 games in the Gulf Coast League after two seasons playing for the Yankees in the Dominican Summer League.  In his first 23 games this season playing for Charleston (A Ball) he already has 21 stolen bases, but his on base percentage is just .319.  Again, he's a really young player and he is in the lower minors, so this looks it has the potential to be a good pull, but you never know how players in the low minors will turn out.  I will stick this in a box and possibly be happy about it in a few years......



This was the prize card out my box.  You want the National League Rookie of the Year so far?  Forget Kris Bryant, this guy is a blast to watch and is putting up some great numbers outside of strikeouts.  On-base percentage over .400, 7 home runs early in the season, and an OPS+ of 185.  I had the opportunity to see Peterson play during the Triple A All-Star game last summer.  Really impressive outing for the Dodgers outfielder.



Overall, I was really happy with my Bowman autographs.  The Mateo and Asuaje autographs have the potential to be pretty good autographs, while the Pederson autograph is already a really nice autograph given his performance early in the season for the Dodgers.  More Bowman tomorrow.....

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