Friday, September 19, 2008

2008 Moments and Milestones Clay Buchholz

Who is this? Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.

What is this? An autograph card from 2008 Moments and Milestones, card number RA-CB.

Where'd I get it? Out of a pack.

How much did it cost? A folding Lincoln.

Why is this so special? For some reason I think this card was featured on the sell sheet for this product. This would have been a much sweeter pull a few months ago, but as rookie autos go it's better than a kick in the teeth. Clay pitched a no hitter last year on September 1st and was in Double-A this September 1st after going 2-9 with a 6.75 ERA. He didn't get a September call up either, but he pitched 130 innings this year in the majors and minors. That's plenty for a 23 year old pitcher. He's one more goofy thing away from becoming a Springer guest. Right now it can be chalked up to youthful exuberance, but he's pretty close to that third strike. I like the way the sticker auto is embedded in the card like a little frame, I hate Clay's signature. Uninteresting hieroglyphics. Actually the bast thing about the card is the scoreboard background. That looks pretty slick.

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