Monday, October 26, 2015


When I was growing up in St. Louis one of the most unique players on the Cardinals was Jose Oquendo.  'The Secret Weapon" was used all over the field by Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog.  Later in his career Oquendo mainly played 2B, but early in his career he appeared all over the outfield and infield and even appeared as a catcher and a pitcher in a game or two.  There are a few players currently in the Majors who remind me a little bit of Oquendo's unique ability to play all over the field.

The most obvious player that comes to many fans mind is former Durham Bull/Rays super utility player Ben Zobrist.  Over the years I have always been a pretty big fan of Zo's and have been pretty active in trying to add some of his cards.  This week though, I found an autographed card of another player who could be put into the super utility category.

During the 2015 season Harrison spent the lion's share of his time playing at third base for the Pirates, but also spent time at second base, and both corner outfield spots.  His offensive numbers were down from 2014 when he made the National League All-Star team, but he was still a fun player, in my eyes, to watch.  

Harrison had a limited number of autographs before the 2015 card calendar.  Some of those options were frankly a little more pricey than I would go on the signature of a utility guy.  Still a cool player, but not $30-$40 cool.  This year however, Harrison has signed for several different products and the prices of his cards have slid into the $5-$10 range.  This card cost me slightly more than $5 shipped which is a great price for an autograph out of a nice product like Supreme.  Hey, it's even an on-card autograph.  

1 comment:

  1. Harrison has been one of the most fun players to watch over the past few seasons for the Bucs. I completely agree with you about your assessment that his previous autographs were way over priced.