Friday, January 29, 2016
TTM Success: James Kaprielian
Man, this was an unexpectedly awesome TTM success.
Yankees first rounder James Kaprielian signed this awesome (but not as awesome as 1998 Donruss) Panini Crusade. I THINK I sent it to Kaprielian when he was at Staten Island this past summer. However, I lost all of my TTM records with a work computer snafu. I don’t want to talk about it.
Regardless, I was thrilled to find this in my mailbox. Kaprielian was the Yankees first round draft pick from this past June. He is a polished SP from UCLA, and should climb pretty quickly this season assuming he’s healthy. I’m a big fan of his, and think this was a great pick by the Yankees, snagging a good college SP from a big program who is immediately going to be an upper-level prospect, not someone who is 3-4 years away.
Kaprielian was nice enough to personalize this as well. Do I wish he was in a Yankees uniform on the card? I do. But still, this card looks awesome. And I distinctly remember rubbing the surface with an eraser a few times, so the signature stuck perfectly.
Thanks, Mr. Kaprielian!