New Arrival: Asdrubal Cabrera, ss, Cleveland Indians

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2013 PANINI AMERICA’S PASTIME SIGNATURES

How exciting. I did not even know that this card existed.

So there were two of these that just showed up on Ebay, and I jumped on both. I had never seen them before. The cards were being sold by different sellers. The first one I got for $3, then this one for $12. I assumed that the low price was just because of the lack of interest in A-Cab, the brand and the fact that most people didn’t know the card existed. The cheaper card was kind of a mess when I got it–the autograph had bubbled when Cabrera signed it.  I was worried the other card would look the same, but its perfect.

I would buy these cards all day…but the weird thing is that I have not seen any other show up on Ebay. I looked at past listings, and nothing. I have no idea what the deal is.  Were they redemptions?  Did he only sign a couple?  I know that he is not a fun guy to work with, so i could see him just signing a few and then calling the day.  I don’t know.  I have a search set up, but I am not getting any hits.

Happy to add this card, though.  Asdrubal is still annoying as hell to have on your team–he is hot and cold at the plate, his defense is overrated and he is near impossible to get in person.  Still, he is a 100 OPS+ shortstop in a league that does not have many.

Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+ Awards
2004 18 SEA-min A- 239 5 41 7 5 21 43 .272 .330 .756
2005 19 SEA-min A+,A,AAA 440 5 59 5 7 46 83 .295 .359 .795
2006 20 SEA-CLE-min AAA 393 4 36 12 9 32 90 .249 .310 .658
2007 21 CLE-min AA,AAA 406 8 57 25 7 47 50 .310 .380 .828
2007 21 CLE AL 159 3 22 0 0 17 29 .283 .354 .775 103
2008 22 CLE-min AAA 141 4 13 2 2 7 25 .326 .375 .850
2008 22 CLE AL 352 6 47 4 4 46 77 .259 .346 .713 92
2009 23 CLE-min AA 16 0 0 2 0 1 2 .250 .333 .646
2009 23 CLE AL 523 6 68 17 4 44 89 .308 .361 .799 114
2010 24 CLE-min AA,A- 20 1 3 2 0 4 4 .350 .458 1.108
2010 24 CLE AL 381 3 29 6 4 25 60 .276 .326 .673 89
2011 ★ 25 CLE AL 604 25 92 17 5 44 119 .273 .332 .792 121 AS,MVP-20,SS
2012 ★ 26 CLE AL 555 16 68 9 4 52 99 .270 .338 .762 114 AS
2013 27 CLE AL 508 14 64 9 3 35 114 .242 .299 .700 97
2014 28 CLE AL 361 9 39 7 2 26 73 .249 .309 .705 100
8 Yrs 3443 82 429 69 26 289 660 .270 .332 .743 106
162 Game Avg. 614 15 76 12 5 52 118 .270 .332 .743 106
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/20/2014.
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