Saturday, July 10, 2010

2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Collegiate Patches Autographs #30 Donnie Joseph

Today's featured player is Donnie Joseph, another relative newcomer to the card world.

Joseph played for the Cougars from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, he was second on the team in ERA at 2.16. He led the team in saves (11), strikeouts (75), appearances (31), games finished (18), and games in relief (30).

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Red in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB draft. In 2009, he played for the Billings Mustangs and the Dayton Dragons. In 2010, he has played for the Dayton Dragons and the Lynchburg Hillcats.

Today's card is the 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Collegiate Patches Autographs #30. It is limited to 125 cards. The card features a manufactured patch (a patch created specifically for a card, not pulled from a game/event used jersey) that has the fat UH logo. It has a picture of Donnie in his Houston uniform. It also features his autograph.

I'm not generally a fan of manufactured patches, and autographs on fabric are never crisp, but it's the UH logo so that's a positive. Also the picture is awkwardly cut up to insert the patch.

The back features a differently cropped version of the front picture, the UH logo, and an overview of his final season as a Cougar.

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