Monday, April 2, 2012
TTM Success: Dustin Ackley
While most of my TTM collection is Yankee-centric, I do send to players from other teams from time to time. A lot of times I’ll send to young players who I think have a bright future, trying to get their auto before they blow up too much. Here is one instance.
Dustin Ackley signed this 2011 Topps Update in just over a week c/o Mariners Spring Training. As he has done all spring, her personalized the auto, which I assume is to prevent some people from selling it. It doesn’t bother me one bit since it’s for my collection. The day it arrived, I pulled a 2012 Heritage base card of Ackley, and immediately I wished that I had it in time and that was the card I sent to get signed. Oh well.
Ackley has a really bright future a 2B for the Mariners. He is part of an exciting young offense, and once Ichiro retires, I think he’ll be the leader of the Mariners for years to come.