Saturday, September 18, 2010
2009 Salem Red Sox Bryan Price
Who is this? Akron Aeros pitcher Bryan Price
What is this? An autographed card from the 2009 Salem Red Sox team set
Where'd I get it? My friend Bart is a diehard Red Sox fan. He wrote to Price to see if he could get this card signed last year, but he hadn't gotten it back by spring training. He bought another copy of the set and tried again. Late in the summer, he got both envelopes back, so he gave me the duplicate card.
Why is this so special? Price was selected by the Red Sox with the 45th overall pick in the 2008 draft. He was one of three players sent to Cleveland last year in the Victor Martinez trade.
The Indians converted Price into a reliever and assigned him to AA Akron this year, where he averaged a strikeout per inning.
Price's autograph is basically his initials and a few extra squiggles.