Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Feeling Blue: The Jamo Patch Story

It shouldn't be a secret to anyone that reads my blog that I have been a HUGE fan of Jameson Taillon since he got drafted 2nd overall in the 2010 draft.  I saw him make his Bradenton debut (high A ball), his Altoona debut (AA ball) and saw him make one of his first starts in AAA.  I already had mentally prepared myself to attend his MLB debut game this year no matter where it was.  Unfortunately that won't be happening.  It was recently announced that one of the league's top prospects Jameson Taillon will be going under the knife for Tommy John surgery.  As a baseball fan, I can't worry because so many other pitchers go through it and fully recover the next year.  But as a Pirates fan, I have to be worried.  Remember Bobby Bradley?

Does it suck? Yes!  Does it make his cards cheaper now?  Absolutely!
Did I just buy 2 high priced patches before the news?  Unfortunately, yes.

Last October I showed off one of the most badass patches I own.  It featured the crown from the USA part of the 2012 Futures Game jersey.  It was the second of the Futures Game patches I bought of Jameson Taillon.  The first could be seen here dating back to February 2013.

I decided though that two of those cards weren't enough and was out to get more.

By negotiating with the sellers offer prices, I recently just purchased the above two cards for an additional $115 shipped.  I should note that the asking prices on these two cards was $175.  This brings my total to 4 of the 25 card print run.
My favorite one pictured above is the letters T and A from the back of his jersey and is numbered 2/25

The other one I purchased features the letter U and is a part of a star from the front of the USA jersey.  This is numbered 15/25.

To show off the others see below


  1. Wow, that is one heck of a collection!!! Leave a few for the rest of us haha Those are sick patches as though!

    Very disappointing to hear that he is going under the knife. With how many pitchers undergo TJ surgery nowadays, it's not all that surprising though. If he was going to get it during his career, I'd rather have him get it done now rather than during a season where the Pirates have him slated for 200 innings.

    1. Thanks. I'd like to get a few more and I completely agree that if it was going to happen, I'd rather it be this year than in 2016 or so.

  2. If you happen to get 24 I'll give you mine to make 25 :)