Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pirates extend Jose Tabata

The Pirates have extended one of their youth core by signing Jose Tabata through the next 9 years buying out his arbitration years and first shot at free agency.  The deal is worth a total of $37M but keeps Tabata in Pittsburgh through 2019.  Jose has stated his passion for the Pittsburgh Pirates and admiration for Roberto Clemente.

Click here for details of the extension.

In 176 career games, Jose has 104 runs scored, 34 stolen bases, and an average of .286. 

I currently have 3 Autos, 2 relics, an auto/relic, and a manufactured bat barrel of Jose.  Pictured above is a selection of my "hit" Tabata collection

I decided to also post 2 of my Dave Parker jersey relics.  Dave was an MVP for the Pirates in 1978 and was the 1979 All Star Game MVP.  During the 70s, Parker was one of the most feared batters in the National League and also won 3 gold gloves (1977-1979).  I have about a dozen Parker relics, but only 1 auto.  I plan on scanning them all in later in the month.


  1. Sweet trade by the Yanks for Nady and Marte. Sigh.

  2. LOL! Yeah, that didn't work out too well for them did it?

  3. Got some cards you might like.. Can i have your email addy?