Pablo Sandoval has been a popular character in San Francisco, of course winning three World Series titles will do that. But now that he has moved east, along with Hanley Ramirez, to the Boston Red Sox will his popularity remain or possibly surge?
I think if he can come in and make an impact on the Red Sox, who ended the season in the AL East cellar, his popularity with skyrocket. Giants collectors are big time but I think the Red Sox just have those die-hard fans that are willing to drop money on any player. Consider how insanely popular the 2014 Allen & Ginter Daniel Neva Playoff Beard relic cards earlier this year.
If the team’s turnaround is immediately I would imagine Sandoval and Ramirez cards in Sox unis will be flying off the shelves at insane prices.