Blog Bat Around: All Autograph Team

Bro, do you even autograph?

Matt “Doc” Perry, Creative Idiot, Texas

April 23rd, 2018

All autograph team?

That was the challenge, thrown out there by Torren’ Up Cards, and batted around by the other card bloggers. Pick out the best cards in your collection, and try and put together a team by position.

Normally, I only dabble in autographs, and usually only if their names end with “Holt”, but I thought I might have enough autos from other solid position players to give it a try. I learned two things really quickly. First, I have considerably too many pitching prospects autos. Second, I don’t have anyone at second. I don’t actually have a Pedroia auto (way out of my price range), and the only other Red Sox second baseman worth considering, Bobby Doerr, has past away and I don’t have one of his autos either. That leaves other teams and I had to go searching through the trade bait. Sadly, I don’t have an over-abundance of random second basemen auto’s either. That leaves Brock Holt, as a utility man… aaannndddd the circle is complete. lol.

Also, I’ve seen only a handful of pitchers posted, and that’s just not fair. You’ve got to have an entire rotation, at least in my opinion, as well as a bullpen. Also, DH. Deal with it.

Here we go!

Starting Pitchers

Rick Porcello

Tim Wakefield

Luis Tiant

Clay Buchholz

Jon Lester

Steven Wright


C – Jason Varitek

1B – Mike Napoli

2B – Brock Holt

3B – Kevin Youkilis

SS – Nomar Garciaparra

DH – David Ortiz


Andrew Benintendi

Fred Lynn

Shane Victorino


LRP – Brian Johnson

Setup RP – Andrew Miller

Closer – Koji Uehara

Random Bench Players (just to show off more cards)