I know that for many, if not most, Dodger fans the name Jason Schmidt is one we'd rather forget. He was a huge bust for us, and an expensive one at that.
After the 2006 season, we signed Schmidt to a 3-year, $47 million free agent contract. As you surely know, he ended up pitching only a total of 10 games over that 3-year span; going 3-6 with a 6.02 ERA. Arm problems that cropped up early in the 2007 season was the poison that lead to his downfall.
As a Dodger fan, I have a mission to acquire an autographed card of every player to ever put on a Dodger uniform. This is a long and arduous task that requires that I even get a card of this guy. So, please don't be mad at me.
Featured here is a 2007 Topps Trading Places autographed card of Jason Schmidt. Unfortunately, it also happens to show him in Giants Halloween orange; which would normally be a hanging offense around these parts. But, what is a collector to do? I don't run into signed cards of his very often, and it was cheap (like $6.00 delivered cheap).
At least I'll never have to get another one for my collection.
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