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.