Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jake from the Wil Myers Trade Part 2

I am always looking to get ahead a little bit on some of my collecting with the Durham Bulls.  Sometimes I just wait until the players get to Durham, but other times I go out and try to find their cards ahead of time if I can find them at a good price. One of the players I have started to work on a bit is first baseman Jake Bauers.

I am not quite sure what to make of him as a prospect, but he already has several cards out floating around including a few autographs.  Last year I picked up a nice looking Leaf autograph of him after he was traded to the Rays from the Padres in the Wil Myers trade.  He's also had a few certified autographs in a few licensed products I am going to look at picking up in the near future too.

Until then I found a really nice Bowman die cut of the first base prospect....


This is from the 2014 Bowman set, hence the Padres uniform.  Still a really nice looking die cut card. These Bowman Scout's Breakouts are not quite as nice as the Bowman's Best die cuts, but still a sharp looking insert.   I am guessing that he will start out this year in Double A, but hopefully will be in Durham before the end of the summer.  

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  1. Between him, Shaffer and Mahtook the Rays look like thier lineup should be tons better soon

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    1. Yes, they also have some good pitching help on the way too with Blake Snell

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