I only have 1 Russell Martin autograph in my collection. Since joining the Pirates last year though, he's been one of my favorite guys to root for and I know that if he elects to hit the Free Agent market after this season, I will continue to follow his career. He's a gamer every day. Last night, Martin hit a double to score the tying run for his 1,000 career hit.
I got the above quad auto on ebay late last year for $19.99 and for the extremely low numbering and the fact that there is 3 other players on the card with one of my main player collections, Jason Bay I just couldn't pass it up. This card is numbered 4/5 and marks my 21st, 22nd, and 23rd unique players to have autographs on a card with the former Pirate Rookie of the Year.
Due to the landmark moment of Russell Martin's career, I decided to cancel this week's Throwback Thursday.