Tuesday, December 10, 2013

He was a Pirate?

Back in April 2013, I showed off my Benito Santiago bat relic.  Many people forget that Benito played for the Steel City during the dreadful 20 year losing streak.  It's hard to imagine why though?  He did play 6 games as the backstop for the Bucs.  Not only did he barely play for the Pirates, but he also managed to get 2 bat relics and an autographed card featured in a Bucs uniform.  Good job Topps!  Good job!!!  You can't aknowledge your redemptions, but you can manage to put out autograph and relic cards of players that played 6 games for a team?
2005 Topps Traded and Rookies Signature Moves

This 2005 Topps Traded and Rookies Signature Moves recognizes the Pirates trade for Benito from the Kansas City Royals on December 16th, 2004.  The on card auto of the 5x All-Star and 3 time Gold Glover ran me $5 delivered.


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  2. Perhaps if they get Benny Santiago in a Pirates uniform, they can do the same with Marlon Byrd and Justin Morneau? (*fingers crossed*)

  3. Might be the SD fan in me... but I can only picture Benny in his Padres uniform. Nice find... $5 but his signature is a great deal.