I participated in a recent private signing with San Diego Padres (still hurts) superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. I would have loved to have gotten 4 more cards and a mini helmet signed, but the signing started at $140 per item. So all I sent in was a Bowman Chrome rookie. I’m very happy with how it turned out. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some more stuff done in the future.
Every time I see Fernando Tatis mentioned, I get annoyed. It still blows my mind that we traded him for “Big Game” James Shields. How he got that nickname, I’ll never understand. He seems to have come up short in every big game he’s ever pitched. And he stunk for the White Sox. Imagine Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, Fernando Tatis Jr, Jose Abreu, and Eloy Jimenez all in the same lineup. It boggles the mind.
I debated whether or not to add a Tatis ball to the collection, since he never even played a game in the Sox organization. But Mill Creek had a pretty good deal on one, so I bit the bullet.