Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Five Star Andrew with a Free Folty

Still working on adding some more Five Star autographs.  Again, my favorite autograph set this year. I have picked up a Cardinals card, in way of a Matt Carpenter, and have a Rays autograph on the way.  That leaves me to find a Durham Bulls related card to round things out a little bit.  Here's what I found on a Facebook trading group.....

Andrew Jones was on the Durham Bulls during the 1996 season prior to joining the Braves later in the year.  Not a really pricey card in terms of a trade and Andrew has a really nice signature.  I also picked up an autograph of Braves prospect Mike Foltynewicz.  

Always nice to get a throw-in when you are trading.  The Braves would seem to have  an infinite amount of pitching prospects, but Folty seems like he could stick in the Majors.  He played part of last season in Triple A and has a big arm.  This is a great looking card for a freebie.  


  1. I'd really like to see Folty succeed; he hails from a couple towns over from me and it's always cool to see a local kid succeed. Here's hoping!

    1. I would too, kid has electric stuff just needs to harness it.

      I have the same card

    2. I agree Tony Burbs, always good to see the local talent make it. Jeff- That's pretty much the assessment I have heard from a lot of people. I saw the Gwinnett Braves several times last year, but it seems that I always missed seeing him pitch. A lot of the really good prospects are still a little bit down the line for the Braves, but the guys in Triple A were pretty good.