Clay Buchholz became the first Red Sox rookie to to pitch a no-no on 9/1, improving to 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA for the season. As expected, collectors flocked to the auctions, paying top dollar for the 23-year-old's RC's. The first sales that I saw after that game, on 9/2, went for (prices in ( ) are for sales a few days later):
- 05 Bowman Chrome Draft RC - $49.16 ($22-23.50)
- 05 BCD Refractor $78.00 ($46.96)
- 05 BCD Xfractor - $121.00 ($104.33)
- 05 BCD Gold Refractor #'d 50 - $444.00
- 05 Bowman Sterling - $40.25
He definitely has some skill, and he's playing for the high-profile Red Sox, so hobby stardom could be his for the taking. We'll see what he does in future starts.