I just had to do it.
After watching Nate Eovaldi's last start against the Dodgers, where he pitched 7 solid innings with a flying fastball clocked in the mid-90's, I figured I should add his 2011 Bowman Sterling autographed card to my collection.
I know he lost that game, but I was impressed. He looked like a different pitcher out there. Maybe the opportunity to show off to his old club provided extra motivation, or maybe he was feeling especially great that day.
All I know is that I suspect we haven't heard the last of him. I'm not saying that he'll be an ace making the kind of money Zack and Clayton do. What I am saying is that I figure Eovaldi will have a long career as an end-of-the-rotation starter, at the very least.
And you know what? That ain't too bad.
Besides, it was super cheap, so why not?
Check out a pic of the card above and below. Click the photo to embiggen.
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