On Monday night, pitcher Sean Henn became the 965th player in Mets history when he came on to pitch the 7th inning of a 9-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. Henn walked two batters, but was able to get out of the inning with the help of a double-play ground ball.
Now 32, Henn made his major league debut for the New York Yankees in 2005 as a starting pitcher. He appeared in three games and did not enjoy a lot of success. Over the next four years, Henn played for the Yankees, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles, working mainly out of the bullpen (and spending most of those seasons in the minor leagues.)
Before Monday night, Henn last appeared in the major leagues in 2009. He’s played for the Las Vegas 51s in three of the last four seasons.
I obtained this signed card in 2008 by writing to Henn when he was on a rehab assignment with the Tampa Yankees and asking him to sign it. At the time, I was trying to see how close I could come to getting the entire 2007 Topps 1952-style Rookies set signed. (I got somewhere between a third and halfway there before I set the project aside.)