Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Auto Collection: Edwin Jackson Diamond Kings

I remember when this kid first came up to the Dodgers as a 19 year old in 2003. He was tall and lanky, and had the makings of a great fastball that was sure to make us all forget about giving up too early on Pedro Martinez. Heck, I was sure he would be added to the long line of great Dodger pitchers. He started out great as he out-dueled Randy Johnson in his very first outing. Unfortunately, it was not to be. Maybe the Dodgers called him up too early and ruined his development. I dunno. All I know is that Edwin Jackson has yet to achieve the heights talent evaluators promised.

Here is a 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings autographed card of Edwin Jackson in my collection. It is numbered to 100


  1. I've followed Jackson since I grabbed him in a fantasy keeper league the year he debuted.

    He will have some epic games (like the Johnson one) but is maddeningly inconsistent at best. I keep holding out hope during his good stretches that he has it figured out, then think about trading him when he begins to suck (like now).

    Who'd the Dodgers end up trading him for again?

  2. He ended up getting traded to Tampa for relievers danys baez and lance carter (he was packaged with another prospect chuck tiffany)... i had thought we got screwed on that trade, but it ended up being even ... basically, both teams got a whole lot of nothing


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