This Ted Lilly ATCRCS card has been sitting in my "draft" folder for a little while now. It was in a batch of cards that came back in May so they all have that off yellow coloring from the scanner.Now that my organizing is wrapping up, I should have some time to go back and rescan some of these.
Ted Lilly signed with the Cubs prior to the 2007 season and stayed with them until he was traded to the Dodgers along with Ryan Theriot in 2010. He went 15-8 in '07, 17-9 in '08 and was the Cubs lone All-Star representative in '09. Despite using eight pitchers in a 4-3 loss to the AL, NL skipper Charlie Manuel did not use Lilly. Luckily for Lilly, he was able to get into the game and pitch a scoreless relief inning during first All-Star selection while with the Blue Jays in 2003.
While the signature is decent, I'm a little bummed about the placement. This is a case where the scan looks better than the card in person (aside from the coloring. In person, you can't read the pre-printed Ted Lilly name underneath the signature. It almost looks like he started to trace the "Ted" and then went into an upward slant with the "Lilly" part. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers, right? Unfortunately I ran into the same problem with the other Dodger I sent in. That'll be the next card in a few days.