According to MLB.com Jeff Samardzijais is the #50 prospect in baseball. I like the guy and want him to succeed, but at what point does he stop being a prospect? He’s turning 25 in less than a week and we can only say he’ll probably be in Chicago on opening day (and by “in Chicago” I mean in Atlanta with Chicago). So what’s going on with his career? Anyone care to provide any insight?
The most interesting item he has on eBay is either a Notre Dame mini-helmet signed by him and Brady Quinn and “authenticated” by GAI or a 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition “Status Signatures” #23 serial numbered 2/10.
What makes the helmet cool is that we not are not only reminded that he was a very capable wide receiver for Notre Dame and could have gone pro in football, but it is also signed by Brady Quinn, who was a star at Notre Dame and is now in the NFL.
What makes the card cool is not only is it autographed and numbered to 10 but it’s also graded 9.5 by BGS with the auto receiving a 10. Just knowing Donruss products I bet 9.5 is hard to come by. Not to mention this card is a die-cut! Certainly an outstanding card but severely overpriced at $225.00
Next year could tell us whether or not he will pan out as a solid major leaguer, rise to star status as was once projected or fall along the wayside. Or next year might leave us still guessing. Who knows at this point?