Name: Tim Alderson
Team: Altoona Curve (Double A affiliate of Pittsburgh)
Set it’s from: 2008 Donruss Elite
Serial Number: 35/50
How obtained: eBay
Why this Card?: To me, this is what I call the perfect patch. The big piece of jersey with the small piece of patch. I saw this one while rummaging through eBay, and I am always looking for future Giants and Pirates. When I got the card, Tim was with the Giants. Then when I learned the Pirates dealt Freddy Sanchez to get him and I was real excited. The Pirates are taking it slow with him, but in truth he will be in the majors by next season.
But What About the Set?: 2008 Elite boxes run about 70 bucks. They contain 20 packs with 5 cards per pack. You get four autograph or memorabilia cards per box, plus five inserts or parallels. At about $15 a hit it is really worth the money, there are some great first autographs in this set, including Buster Posey, Gordon Beckham and Rick Porcello.
Beckett’s Value: $30
eBay Value: I got it for a whopping $1.75 plus shipping.