I began doing TTM in July of 2013 as I had a bunch of cards and thought it would be cool to get some signed. I sent a bunch of stuff that first month and was hoping to get 50 percent return. I sent this card to Mr. Contreras when he was playing in Pawtucket on July 29th, 2013. It came back today...shocked and thrilled to see this come back.
I saw him pitch a couple of times when he was on the South Side. In 2006 when he was on his hot streak of consecutive starts without a loss, I saw him pitch against the Twins Liriano and although the Sox lost, it was a great game.
As of last year, he was still pitching. I talked to him a bit at SoxFest and was preparing to pitch in Tijuana that year.