Yes, I've finally acquired another Bowman Chrome (!) autograph of Luis Torrens. This time the refractor version.
These refractor autographs can be tricky because the key to acquiring them is waiting for the right price. I consider the price point for Torrens' 2013 BoChro autographs to be in the $3-5 range. Maybe a buck or two more (I'm including shipping and handling in these dollar amounts BTW).
Luckily I managed to get this for just the right price. Less than $10. I've seen some listings go for $20+, which is not a good price at all.
These refractor autographs are numbered to 500 and this just happened to be the 467th of it's kind.
I'm now up to 84 different Luis Torrens cards with this card.
With Spring Training pretty much underway, I expect more reports about Torrens to come out of Padres camp in the upcoming weeks. There's a lot of speculation about what Torrens' Padres tenure will be like but right now a lot of signs point to the Padres giving Torrens every chance they can give him for a big league job, but also having a plan in the event that that doesn't happen (because it likely won't happen this year)."We started the education immediately. I feel good with the plan we have in place for him." - Andy Green on Rule 5 catcher Luis Torrens pic.twitter.com/LHga5BsWr8— San Diego Padres (@Padres) February 21, 2017
If nothing else the last few weeks have brought us our first official pictures of Luis Torrens as a Padre. Seems weird, but oddly fitting.Courtesy of L. Torrens' Twitter feed. pic.twitter.com/vIPaJWN8ee— Kenny (@disnalldat) February 22, 2017
Torrens has already mastered the art of the post-Yankees beard which makes him look ten years older than he actually is.Photographic proof that Luis Torrens looks like a big leaguer. pic.twitter.com/SoE9FLDRXE— Kenny (@disnalldat) February 17, 2017
At this point I've punted my Yankees fandom card to the newly discovered Earth-sized planets and I just hope Torrens makes it to the big leagues at all. A part of me even hopes he stays with San Diego. Although that's primarily because I tend to have a glorified image of California even though I've never been there (not even for a vacation) and I know the reality isn't what I'm hoping Cali is like.
So yeah, make Torrens the Padres legend happen Padres. If it means we see Torrens at the big league level, I'm all for it.
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).