A few months ago you could have bought 10 Mike Jacobs autographs and game-used for pennies on the dollar. After all, by 27 it was fair to say that Jacobs, drafted by New York way back in 1999 had not accomplished much in three seasons in the bigs. His power numbers early in 2008 shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, after all in 2004 he hit 11 home runs in just 30 games for the Mets but he’s never been able to get in a full season. This year, playing full-time for the first place Florida Marlins Jacobs has been on a tear. In just 12 games Mike has 5 home runs, is hitting .320 and has somehow managed to overshadow the Cabrera-replacement and very hyped up Hanley Ramirez.
His rookie card, well one of his best ones has hit eBay and wouldn’t you know it, it’s got over 20 bids including one from yours truly, Mario Alejandro. So wish me luck, cause I’m about to enter a bidding war!
I won the card. 🙂