Player Focus: Tom Shearn
30-year-old rookie pitcher Tom Shearn was playing for Louisville of the International League before his 8/26 call-up, where he posted an unspectacular 7-10 record and 4.20 ERA. He replaced Kirk Saarloos in the Reds' rotation. Shearn seems to be doing better in the majors than he did at Triple-A, going 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA in his first 3 starts. He was very impressive in his last outing against the NL-leading Mets, going 6 innings and allowing only 3 hits, 0 runs & 3 BB, helping his team to a 7-0 win.
Looking on ebay, it seems like Shearn has several rookies from '02, but the only Auto that I see is his 02 SPx Auto RC. Given his age, I don't know how big of a hobby hit he'll become, but for true fans of Shearn or the Reds who want to buy his cards, they should be able to find them at very affordable price levels.