Saturday, November 15, 2014

I got Locke-y with this penny deal

I've been showing off a number of cards that I won ebay auctions from the same seller for only a penny recently and here is another fine example.  It's a 2011 Topps Pro Debut Gold Parallel of Jeff Locke numbered to 50.
Jeff was an All-Star in the 2013 season when he posted an incredibly low ERA through the first half and crumbled in the second half.  He's still a very serviceable arm in the back end of the rotation, but he depends so much on painting the corners that if his command is off slightly, it becomes a walk-a-thon or batting practice.  Regardless of what Jeff's 2015 season looks like, I couldn't pass up this golden opportunity to add a low print run card of his for only a penny.

With the announcement yesterday that his mentor, AJ Burnett, is coming back to Pittsburgh it will be interesting to see how Locke does next year.

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