January 13, 2009

2006 Bowman Heritage Redemption

About 6 or 8 months ago, I picked up some bargain packs at Target for $1.59 each including some 2006 Bowman Heritage leftovers. One of the packs had a Signs of Greatness autograph redemption of John Drennan. I waited until the last possible minute to redeem this simply because I really didn't want this guy's autograph since I had never heard of him.

Rumor had it that Topps, in the event of not having what you are sending in for, sends something better. Well, I finally got my redemption card in the mail today with the following letter (click on it if you want to read it, I was too lazy to type it all out):

The card I was sent, by product alone, was far more valuable than what I was supposed to get. I still have no idea who this is, but I'll take it (or trade it).

2006 Bowman Sterling Brad Furnish autograph, card BSP-BF.


  1. Nice! I have no idea who that guy is, either, and I follow the Cardinals.

  2. Good grief. I'd hate to be the one buying that ridiculously expensive pack of Sterling and ending up with a cheap rookie autograph.

  3. WOW !! I would've given ya' all sorts of Jeters for the Drennen. Indians prospect , made all the headlines a couple years ago when he hit a monster shot off Roger Clemons ( who I see is in the news again today ! )Indians outfielder John Drennen takes The Rocket deep
    By Baseball America Staff
    June 7, 2006

    The BA Headquarters was abuzz with Day One of the draft on Tuesday, but the biggest eruption from our staff didn't come until two hours after the 18th round was over.

    As associate editor Alan Matthews announced low Class A Lake County outfielder John Drennen was facing Roger Clemens, that in itself caused a stir. But when Drennen took the Rocket deep seconds later, the office exploded with cheers for the 2005 supplemental-round pick.

    "I would never have thought it possible. It's pretty sweet," Drennen told the Lexington Herald-Leader. "In a way, it was just another home run. You don't want to show anybody up. He got me (with a strikeout in the third inning), and I got him. That's baseball, part of the game.

    "At the same time, he's got seven Cy Young Awards, so I'll always remember it."

    And for the record, Drennen, who was referred to as "Johnny," in virtually every media outlet in the country, still goes by John--even though he's regularly announced at Captains games by the former. But after his home run, 'Johnny' is likely to stick regardless of how he feels about it.

    Drennen is hitting .303/.394/.487 with four homers and 18 RBIs in 119 at-bats this

  4. I too have no idea who this player is, and I'm a life long Redbird fan.

  5. So basically, I might get a dollar on eBay if I'm lucky. Great.

    Another fine transaction from Topps.