Originally drafted by the Red Sox in 2006 as a starting pitcher hard-throwing Daniel Bard eventually found his niche working out of the bullpen. He had his first taste of the big leagues in 2009 when he was called up mid-season to help bridge the gap to Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon. Bard flourished in that role going 2-2 with a 3.65 ERA and 63 K in just 49 IP. Consistently hitting 98-99 MPH on the radar gun Bard figures to be an overpowering pitcher for years to come. This Daniel Bard dirt collage measures in size displaying a 5x7 photograph descriptive nameplate and a capsule of MLB Authenticated game used dirt taken directly from the field of play. An MLB Hologram and Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity are included.