# Wednesday, 10 February 2010
This will be the first in a series of posts detailing a new project I'm working on.  "Project Rookie Card" is my attempt to get a signed rookie card of every notable player that appears in a White Sox uniform on their rookie card.  The rookie card has to have been issued during the Topps/Bowman era, which began in 1948.  I'd love to go even further back, but I don't think I have the resources to pick up a bunch of signed 1933 and 1934 Goudey cards of people like Luke Appling, Ted Lyons, and Red Faber. 

Some that I know will be extremely tough to find are:

1951 Bowman Nellie Fox
1959 Topps Norm Cash
1957 Topps Earl Battey

And probably the toughest of them all:

1994 (multiple brands) Michael Jordan

Jordan has refused to sign baseball items since his retirement from baseball.  I've never seen an Upper Deck Authenticated Jordan card in a Sox uniform.  Jordan is probably the most forged athlete in the world, so I'm extremely hesitant to purchase one on the secondary market.  I may have to live without him in this project.

With all of that said, lets get on with the project!  I'll be posting regularly with signed rookie cards.  Some will be new, and some I will have had for a while. 

A collector friend from sportsgraphing.com was nice enough to get the following card signed for me at a recent MAB show.  To kick off the project, here is my signed 1956 Topps Luis Aparicio rookie card!