Sases for Sox: Cliff Politte

Cliff Politte was one of the most underrated members of the 2005 World Series champs. You’d probably be shocked to find out that he had a higher bWAR (Baseball Reference Wins Above Replacement) than Jermaine Dye, A.J. Pierzynski, and Juan Uribe. He was the highest rated relief pitcher on the team, and the fifth highest in the American League.

Cliff has always been a great mail signer, so I don’t know why it took me this long to send to him. In any case, I’m super happy to knock these two cards off of my Upper Deck and 05 Topps World Series project wantlists. Thanks Mr. Politte!

Send Date: 2/8/21
Receive Date: 5/1/21
Total Days: 82
Items Sent: 2 cards
Items Received: 2 cards
Pen Used: Blue Sharpie

     

Sases for Sox: Steve Carlton

Over the years I’ve started to really like multi-signed cards. So I sent a couple of cards to HOFer Steve Carlton that feature him with Sox players. I wish he had more Sox cards, and that the ones he does have were nicer. In any case, I’m very happy to add these to the collection. I’ll be sending the Fleer off to Carlton Fisk shortly. Thanks Mr. Carlton!

Send Date: 2/8/21
Receive Date: 3/9/21
Total Days: 29
Items Sent: 2 cards
Items Received: 2 cards
Pen Used: Thin blue (not sure if it’s a Sharpie)
Fee: $40 per card

     

Sases for Sox: Billy Jo Robidoux

He didn’t sign it in a very good spot, but I’m still very happy to add this to my collection. I love collecting signed cards depicting a player that isn’t known for playing for the Sox, and that only has a few (or in this case, one) card showing him in a Sox uniform. Thanks Billy Jo!

Send Date: 2/8/21
Receive Date: 2/24/21
Total Days: 16
Items Sent: 1 card
Items Received: 1 card
Pen Used: Blue Sharpie

Sases for Sox: Orlando Cabrera

I wasn’t sure if I would include items signed through PastPros in the Sases for Sox series. I decided it really isn’t any different than paying a fee directly to the player, so I will be including them.

Another one down in my Upper Deck quest. Thanks Mr. Cabrera!

Send Date: 2/8/21
Receive Date: 2/24/21
Total Days: 16
Items Sent: 1 card
Items Received: 1 card
Pen Used: Blue Sharpie
Fee: $15 (via PastPros)