I sent in 4 cards to the Sidsgraphs Andrew Vaughn private signing, but I also picked up a mini helmet. Mini helmets are one of my favorite things to collect, so I’m making a concerted effort to get all of the key Sox guys on them. I’m happy to cross Vaughn off of the list, though I’m not thrilled with the white pen they have started using. I much preferred the silver they used to use.
I’ve bought many pieces from Sidsgraphs over the years, but until this year I had never participated in one of their private signings. I sent in for the Luis Robert signing literally a couple of days before Robert got hurt and the signing was postponed indefinitely.
The second signing I sent in for this season was with Andrew Vaughn, and luckily that one was completed successfully. I would have loved to send in a ton of items, but money was a bit tight so I settled on 4 cards. I wanted to get one of their licensed 16x20s, but I didn’t like the images they had so I passed.
I’m really happy to knock out his Bowman, Bowman Chrome, and Bowman Chrome Refractor rookies. I also sent in another cool looking refractor. If they have another signing with Vaughn this season, I definitely plan on sending in a few more items.
I don’t know if any of these guys are going to blow up, but if they do I’ll be happy that I already have a signed baseball in my collection. I definitely don’t want another Luis Robert situation, where I end up having to get a second mortgage to be able to afford his autographs.
I don’t think Dylan Cease will be a star, but a Jon Garland type career wouldn’t be a shock. Michael Kopech and Andrew Vaughn both have the potential to be legit stars.