Bobby Jenks & Luis Vizcaino

Macey225 over at SCN was taking items for the Chicago Sports Spectacular in March. There were a few Sox guys there, but the autograph fees were pretty high, so only sent in a couple of things. I sent in a Bobby Jenks rookie refractor and a Luis Vizcaino Topps World Series card. I’m kind of disappointed with how the Jenks turned out. He signed it pretty small, with a thin pen, and right on the Angels logo. But that’s just how things go sometimes!


Project Rookie Card: Fernando Tatis Jr.

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.

Project Rookie Card: Jermaine Dye

I won’t lie, I’m not the biggest Jermaine Dye fan. I’ve met him a few times, and he hasn’t struck me as the friendliest guy. I was actually kind of sad when he won World Series MVP in 2005. I would have loved for a beloved mainstay of the team to win the award. Somebody like Mark Buehrle or Paul Konerko. Still, I can’t deny that he ended up having a pretty good career with the Sox.

I have two copies of his rookie card signed. The one that has been slabbed by PSA has his early full signature, which I think is pretty cool.

Project Rookie Card: Jake Peavy

Jake didn’t quite live up to expectations during his time with the Sox. He made three great starts in 2009, had a solid 2012, and was otherwise pretty mediocre. But there was never any doubt he was giving his all. I met him during spring training in 2011, and he seemed like a really nice guy. He signed tons of stuff for me. I was thrilled to see him go on to win the World Series in his first two seasons after the Sox traded him.