# Tuesday, September 04, 2012
I have revamped the design of a couple of the Collection pages.  The Baseballs page and the Bats page have been updated to a more image-centric design.

Let me know what you think of the new design by emailing me at info@chisoxcollector.com

posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:54:25 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, July 18, 2011
I have added the checklist for 2011 Allen & Ginter.  This year's A&G set is definitely a bit of a departure from the A&G sets of the past.  You can click the sample images below to be taken to the checklist, or click here for the main checklist page.


posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 10:24:35 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, July 02, 2011

I've finally added the checklist for Topps Series 2, as well as some of the insert sets.  You can click the sample card below to be taken to the checklist.  Or you can click here for the main checklists page.

posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 11:27:21 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, June 11, 2011
I have updated the team set checklist portion of the site with all 2011 releases, including Bowman and Topps Pro Debut.  These are enhanced checklists, with scans of every single card.  I will be adding the checklist for 2011 Topps Series 2 some time next week.  Here is are examples of the new additions:


posted on Saturday, June 11, 2011 10:01:54 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I just added the checklist for 2011 White Sox Topps to the site.  This set comes prepackaged and is typically sold in stores such as Walmart.  Like the recent Gypsy Queen release, there is a very notable player missing from the set.  Where is Mark Buehrle?  Click the image for the full checklist.

posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:04:03 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, May 08, 2011
I just finished adding 2011 Gypsy Queen and 2011 Topps Attax checklists to the site.  You can view them at the following link:

2011 Checklists

I really like the artwork on the Gypsy Queen cards, even if the design itself is somewhat lackluster.  I do have one question though.  Where is Paul Konerko?  He was by far the White Sox best player in 2010.  Yet he does not have a Gypsy Queen card.

Here are examples of both designs:


posted on Sunday, May 08, 2011 1:59:49 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, March 26, 2011
I've got a quick site update for you guys.  I've added checklists for the 2011 sets that have been released.  This includes Topps, Topps Heritage, and Topps Opening Day.  I'm in the process of adding insert sets as well. 

These are the "enhanced" checklists, with an image of every card.  Enjoy!


Topps Heritage

Topps Opening Day

posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 8:05:46 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Former White Sox manager Chuck Tanner passed away Friday at the age of 82.

Although he was known more for his time with the Pirates, Tanner had a good run with the Sox in the early-mid seventies.  Without Tanner, Wilbur Wood probably never gets the chance to be the ultimate workhorse he ultimately became, and Dick Allen likely never reaches the heights he did with the Sox.

Jim Margalus over at South Side Sox has a great piece summarizing Tanner's time with the Sox.  It is well worth a read.

posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:17:19 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, December 02, 2010
The White Sox have signed former Reds and Nationals slugger Adam Dunn to a 4 year, 56 million dollar contract.  Kenny Williams has been trying to obtain Dunn for quite some time now... and Kenny always gets his man!

According to FanGraphs, Dunn was worth $15.7 million to the Nationals last season.  $14 million a year for his age 31-34 seasons seems about right, as long as the Sox aren't tempted to play him in the outfield.  His defense at first base is acceptable, but in the outfield he is terrible... we're talking Kevin Reimer bad.

Kenny Williams insists that there is still money in the budget to resign Paul Konerko.  If that happens, the Sox should have plenty of offense in 2011, with Konerko and Dunn splitting duties at 1B and DH.

However, there is a downside to this signing.  Dunn is a type A free agent.  This means that the Sox will surrender their first round draft pick in 2011 (#23) to the Nationals.

posted on Thursday, December 02, 2010 9:09:17 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, September 26, 2010
Former White Sox pitcher Bob Shaw passed away this past Thursday.  I am deeply saddened by this news.  I had the good fortune of meeting Mr. Shaw on several occasions.  He was kind, warm, and engaging.  He was quick was to strike up a conversation about baseball, a topic that clearly meant the world to him.

He is probably best known for his masterpiece against the Dodgers in game 5 of the 1959 World Series.  92,706 fans were in attendance to see Bob Shaw face the unenviable task of matching up against Sandy Koufax.  Koufax was masterful, allowing only a single run in seven innings.  Shaw was even better, hurling 7.1 shutout innings.

Mr. Shaw was at Soxfest in 2009.  My wife looked at some of my cards and photos, and commented to me that she thought he was a very good looking man.  When we met him during his scheduled autograph signing, I relayed this bit of information to him.  He gave a warm smile and replied "That was a long time ago". 

RIP Mr. Shaw, you will truly be missed.

posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:47:27 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #