What is this? An autograph card from the 2008 Lancaster Jethawks team set
Where'd I get it? I wrote to Richie Lentz c/o his Arizona Fall League team, the Mesa Solar Sox, and asked him to sign my card. He returned it in about a week.
How much did it cost? The card was a gift from a friend, so just 88 cents for postage.
Why is this so special? I love minor league baseball cards. You get to see all sorts of neat logos and interesting team names. (I'm still trying to figure out what a "Jethawk" is exactly.)
Richie Lentz is a 25-year-old right-handed reliever in the Boston Red Sox organization. He's battled through a variety of injuries, including Tommy John surgery. But he still has a good strikeout rate and may be able to help out in a Major League bullpen somewhere down the road.
Lentz has a pretty good autograph for a current player. Although he has simplified things, you can still read his name.
I'm only putting autograph-related links in this blogroll. However, if you have a blog or a collector site not specifically about autographs, but with an autograph page or an "autograph" label on your blog posts, I'll put that link here.