Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hump Day Hits Part 2

Another Wednesday means another Hump Day Hit. I hope to keep this theme up throughout the offseason at least. To me, and for the purpose of this theme, a hit could be a relic, autograph or a fairly low numbered serial card. In some cases it may be all three!

Last week, I went with a relic of a no doubt about it, first ballot Hall of Famer. Today, let's go in the opposite direction with an autograph of an unproven youngster.

Those of you familiar with Panini Prizm's product knows this card is actually a shiny, lighter silver. Unfortunately, my scanner doesn't seem to think so.

As for the player, Jaye Chapman was acquired by the Cubs during the 2012 season in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. The Cubs sent Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm to the Braves for Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino.

He made his major league debut in September of that year and ended up pitching in 14 games by the end of the year. He was granted free agency following the season but re-signed with the Cubs for 2013. He spent this past year entirely in Iowa, although he only made four appearances. I'll have to look deeper but it appears he was injured. He was granted free agency again early last month so we'll see where he ends up in 2014.

I picked this card up a few weeks ago with a Just Commons order for just $2 and hit the $10 mark with my total purchase for free shipping. Not too bad, even if it is unlicensed. 

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