Through the Mail-Bag – 5/17/17

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We’re bringing back the mail bag!  A few times a year we’ll look for some questions from our social media followers, and do our best to answer them.  We’ll talk about autographs, the Red Sox, running a small business, signings, whatever you guys really want to know.  Have a question for our next mailbag?  Shoot an email to Brian@SoxSignatures.com, and if we use your question, we’ll send you an autographed Red Sox card from our collection!  This edition we talk about how we get game used memorabilia, tips for starting your own autograph business, favorite minor league stadium and much more!  Be sure to comment on whether you agree or disagree or have your own insights on a topic.  Let’s begin: Continue reading

The Real McCoy

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It might not be around much longer, so what better time than now to review the home of the Pawtucket Red Sox: McCoy Stadium!  Of course you can find out all about how much a seat costs (cheap!), food reviews(pretty good!), and what else there is to do in the area (nothing!), from all kinds of other blogs and websites.  But that’s not why you come to Sawx Sigs.  We’re here to talk about autographs!  Where, when and how to get them at this AAA ballpark. Continue reading

PawSox Yard Sale – 10/29/16

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I had the opportunity to head down to McCoy Stadium for the Pawtcuket Red Sox Ballyard Sale this past weekend, and it did not disappoint.  There were some awesome items available, and I had to use extreme will power to not buy too much stuff.  There were multiple tables covered in bobbleheads, giveaways, game used hats, autographed baseballs, mini-bats and more!  While waiting in line, PawSox chairman and co-owner Larry Lucchino greeted some fans, taking pictures, chatting, and showing off his World Series rings.  The season ticket holders were let in early (wish I had known that!) and then finally the rest of us were let in.  The first thing I Continue reading

Rusney Castillo: A New Perspective

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Photo courtesy CBS Boston

$30,880.63.  That’s how much Rusney Castillo would make today (before taxes) if you divide his 2016 salary by 365.  It’s tough to feel anything but contempt for someone making that much per day, never mind someone who isn’t even near the top of his field and was removed from the 40-man roster.

A lot has already been written, tweeted, and joked about some of the expensive players that have seen time in Pawtucket this season: Allen Craig ($11M), Joe Kelly ($2.6M) and Rusney Castillo ($11.3M).  These players were acquired to help the major league team to a World Series and they can’t even bring a winning record to a AAA team.  Castillo’s season has been a disappointment in many ways.  Expected to be part of the solution in left field, Castillo made all of 8 Continue reading