Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Featured autographs - Brandon McCarthy and Anibal Sanchez

I bought this card for $10 back at the 2006 National in Anaheim thinking it was going to valuable - since Anibal Sanchez threw a no-hitter that year with the Florida Marlins and McCarthy was a young, unproven pitcher with some potential as a then 22 year old with the Chicago White Sox.

Today, the card is maybe worth half of what I paid - though Sanchez has been relatively healthy [though not quite a star] and while McCarthy bounced around a little bit, he's enjoyed some success in Oakland the past two seasons.

Both are free agents this off-season with Sanchez wanting to paid like a No. 1 or No. 2 starter - McCarthy seems tabbed to be a good 'under the radar' guy to grab since he is looking to bounce back after a getting hit in the head with a line drive off Angels Erick Aybar's bat in 2012.

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