Saturday, November 7, 2009

2008 Lancaster Jethawks Richie Lentz

Who is this?
Boston Red Sox prospect Richie Lentz

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.

1 comment:

zman40 said...

I have no idea what a Jethawk is, but Edwards Air Force Base isn't too far from Lancaster. So that has something to do with it. At their ballpark, they have an F-18 moounted out front and a couple of fake space shuttles holding up their video board.