# Saturday, January 03, 2015
It's been a while since my last post.  For that, I apologize.  To make it up to you, I present...

THE BEST POST EVER!

I'll spare you any further buildup.  Here are my new Frank Thomas items... all 14 of them!

First, the multi-signed cards that I finally completed.

 

 

Not bad, huh?  How about a few "jumbo" cards, one of which is multi-signed?







Great stuff, right?  Let's keep going!  How about a baseball?



Okay, just one baseball.  No big deal.  How about 3 16x20s?







16x20 not big enough for you?  Picky, aren't you?  Fine, here is a 20x24, loaded with inscriptions!



Still not impressed?  Only care about the most premium items?  Well, I guess I can't satisf... wait, hold on.  What's this, a jersey?  An authentic World Series jersey?  With 6 inscriptions?  And PSA/DNA authentication?



posted on Saturday, January 03, 2015 10:49:32 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, July 06, 2014
Last year Palm Beach Autographs conducted a UDA signing with Michael Jordan.  I sent in a 20x24 photo.  I finally got around to having it framed, and must say... it looks fantastic.  Make sure you click the image to see the larger image.



The photo is 20x24, but the entire piece is approximately 28x32.  This thing is huge.  It may just be the new centerpiece of my collection!

posted on Saturday, July 05, 2014 11:48:37 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, June 06, 2014
I participated in the Jose Abreu signing at Bergie's Sports Card DugoutMy friend Paul took my four items.  I received the first two of those items yesterday, and they look great!  Both are 16x20s.




posted on Friday, June 06, 2014 9:15:50 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Wednesday, March 19, 2014
With the help of Jes (jeserone) on SCN, all of my Jon Garland set cards are done.  Jes has helped me time and time again.

   

   

posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:56:39 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, May 31, 2013
One of my favorite autograph sets of 2012 was Topps Tribute.  2013 appears to be more of the same.  These are some gorgeous on-card autographs.  I have picked up one variation of each White Sox player included in this year's set.  Enjoy!

  

  

  

posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 3:26:57 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, September 30, 2012
At some point last year I took a bit of a break from collecting.  I would say that it last about 3 months.  To my horror, when I checked SCN for the first time after returning, I saw that I had JUST missed an Albert Belle private signing.  He was at the top of my wantlist, and I was very upset that I had missed it. 

Well, Dana (Er21 on SCN) held another private signing with Albert this month.  I made sure to take advantage this time!  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get everything signed that I had planned.  I had two 16x20s and an 11x14 shipped straight to Dana from Adorama.  For the third time in the last couple of years, Adorama completely screwed me.  When Dana opened the package, the cardboard that the photos were sandwiched between had a crease down the middle.  Sure enough, the 16x20s had a crease down the middle as well.  Luckily, the 11x14 survived.  There wasn't enough time to send replacement photos.  So the 16x20s, which were probably the items I most wanted signed, didn't get signed.

That being said, I did get some nice autographs.  I got a mini helmet, baseball, 11x14, 8x10, 3 jumbo cards, and 6 cards signed.  I asked Dana to hold on to the 11x14, as he said he may be able to get some more items signed, in which case I would send more 16x20s and have them all sent back together.  I also hope to get a bat and/or jersey to send.

Here are the 13 items that have been returned thus far.  I'm not sure why 1989 Fleer cards always scan like that... the card looks great!

  

  

     

     

  



posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 7:47:24 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, September 29, 2012
I'm not sure why, but I've been on a bit of a bat kick lately.  I've purchased the bats below over the last couple of weeks, and have another nice game used bat on the way.

Paul Konerko game used


Carlos Quentin game used


Steve Sax game used


Jermaine Dye signed w/ inscription




posted on Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:27:57 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, September 27, 2012
I sent in several items for Tom Orr's private signing with Dick Allen.  I wish I could have sent more, but funds are a bit tight right now, due to this signing, another signing for which I'll be posting the results in the next few days, and a few bat purchases.

I already have a slabbed Dick Allen rookie, but half of his signature is in the black area of the card, so I decided to upgrade.  This time I clearly labeled where I wanted him to sign it, and he signed it perfectly.  I also sent in my two favorite Dick Allen Sox cards, '72 and '73 Topps.

In addition to the cards, I sent in two 16x20s and a Sports Illustrated.  Luckily I was able to find a nice condition no-label Sports Illustrated.  Chuck Supple hooked me up!

On the 16x20, I had asked for a "Wampum Walloper" inscription.  Apparently Dick wouldn't put that, as I got "1972 AL MVP" (which I had listed as a fallback option) instead.  Still looks great!

     

  


posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:54:08 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, September 24, 2012
Over the last week or two I have picked up some nice new baseballs.  There is one new baseball missing in this post, as it will be posted in post detailing the results of a recent private signing.

The first baseball comes courtesy of SCN member rcphi466.  He was kind enough to get it signed by Alexei Ramirez and Dayan Viciedo at a recent card show.  He didn't even ask for anything in return.  Hopefully I'll be able to return the favor someday.

The second baseball is signed by Mark Buehrle.  I already have quite a few baseballs signed by Buehrle (05 WS x2, Gold Glove, 05 AS, OMLB), but this is the first in my collection with the much nicer signature he used his first couple of years in the bigs.  I also got a VERY good deal on it.

The last baseball is also an upgrade.  I already have Aaron Rowand on a World Series baseball.  But it came from Elite Sports Marketing, and had their ugly hologram right above the World Series logo, where it couldn't be hidden.  I removed the hologram, but it left a very faint outline where the hologram had been.  Aaron's autograph was also TINY.  So I was thrilled to pick up this baseball for a very good price from Schwartz Sports.  The inscription is the icing on the cake.

posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 7:19:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, September 20, 2012
I got a very good price on this already slabbed Al Lopez 1951 Bowman card.  Beckett lists this as his managerial rookie card, and since he was a manager for the Sox, and is in the HOF for his work as a manager, I've decided that it counts.  It has terrible centering, and there is some tape on the card, but the signature looks great. 


posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:43:46 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #