# Wednesday, 01 April 2009
3 more successes today:

Jim Fregosi 2/2
Jerry Koosman 1/1 (with $10 fee)
Tony Graffanino 2/2

Well, I technically had 4 successes today, but only 3 are White Sox related.  The fourth is:

Bobby Thomson 4/4

posted on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 18:21:55 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, 31 March 2009
I had quite a few mail successes in the last few days.  From this point on, I won't show every single autograph received TTM on the main page.  To see all scans, you have to visit the mailbag.  I'll just show the highlights on the main page.  And here they are:

posted on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 14:57:08 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 29 March 2009
I got some nice TTM stuff back this week, including the fastest return I have ever received.  It took THREE days for these Roberto Hernandez autographs to find their way back to me.

posted on Sunday, 29 March 2009 23:39:11 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 21 March 2009
I got two things in the mail today, one TTM success and one purchase.  We'll start with the purchase:

Rocky has been at the top of my wantlist for a long time, so I am thrilled to finally have him!  I could have gotten a nice Colavito any time I wanted, but I was determined to get a Sox item... and the only Sox item available of Rocky (to the best of my knowledge) is this Topps card.  I've seen this card signed before, but usually with a faint, ball point signature.  Not only is this signature bold, but he add his career HR total!  I am completely stoked!

I also got a TTM success from Brian Anderson.  He signed 2 8x10 photos for me, though one of them is smeared a bit.  He didn't add the inscription I asked for, but I guess you can't have everything!


posted on Saturday, 21 March 2009 11:49:49 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 19 March 2009
I got back 1/1 from Gustavo Molina this week, c/o the Washington Nationals:

I also picked up a great HOFer autograph.  Most people don't even know he played for the Sox, so I'm very pleased that I was able to find a signed White Sox item:

Last, but certainly not lease, I got back the stuff I sent to MAB Celebrity Services for the Secaucus NJ show on February 28.  All three photos are 16x20s.

Tom Seaver

Steve Carlton

Doug Drabek

I'll be sending the Seaver 16x20 back to MAB for the April 4th show in Sturbridge MA, where Carlton Fisk will be signing.  I can't wait to frame that bad boy once they've both signed it!

posted on Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:32:55 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 15 March 2009
I only had one TTM success this week.  I received 1/1 from Jeff Marquez.

I did get one amazing item that I bought on eBay, and it more than makes up for the lack of TTM returns.

I finally got a Nellie Fox autograph, complete with PSA/DNA authentication!  Bill Veeck and Nellie Fox were the 2 names at the top of my "realistic" wantlist for a LOOOOOONG time, and now I've got them both!  Not only that, but this gets me one step closer to completing most of the subsets I am working on.  I needed Nellie for the following collections: HOF, All-Stars, 1959, & Award Winners. 

posted on Sunday, 15 March 2009 16:18:37 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 06 March 2009
I got 4 TTM successes this week, 2 of which are particularly excellent.  I got a signed 2005 World Series ball from Mark Buehrle:

I also got an 8x10 from "The Cuban Missile", Alexei Ramirez!

I also got 2/2 from Cole Armstrong (in ball point, ugh) and Chris Stewart.

posted on Friday, 06 March 2009 18:17:54 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 02 March 2009
Well, I got an awesome success today... only it wasn't.  For the first time, I sent 16x20s TTM.  I sent 4 of them to John Danks, and said in my letter that he could keep 2, and asking if he would please sign 2.  He did sign 2 of them for me, but they didn't turn out well at all.  =(

If you can't see it, the first photo is signed "To Doug, Tiebreaker 9-30-08, John Danks".  The second is just signed.  Oh well, it was still extremely nice of him to sign them for me!  Thanks John!!!

posted on Monday, 02 March 2009 12:08:47 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 27 February 2009
I got some great stuff in the mail today.  It was a mixture of TTM autograph requests and purchases.  Let's start with the TTM successes, which are my first of Spring Training 2009.

I got 2/2 from current Sox lefthanded reliever Matt Thornton.

I also got 2/2 from new Seattle Mariners manager and former Sox player Don Wakamatsu.

Now, on to the purchases!  I made huge progress on my collection of White Sox all-stars, adding 7 signed 3x5s of Sox all-stars from the 30's, 40's, and 50's!  Sandy Consuegra, Ferris Fain, Bob Keegan, Mike Kreevich, Thornton Lee, Cass Michaels, & Edgar Smith!  I now need 15 more all-stars to complete the collection!

I have saved the best for last.  I have obtained an autograph that I truly never thought I would have.  I will let the picture do the talking!

That's right, 1939 Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Collins!  It is even PSA/DNA authenticated!
posted on Friday, 27 February 2009 23:31:36 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 21 February 2009
Just added a Luke Sewell signed 3.5x5.5 photo to the collection.  This bring me one step closer to having an autograph from every White Sox player ever to make an All Star team.  Luke was on the AL team in 1937.  You can view my progress collecting autographs from White Sox All-Stars here.

posted on Saturday, 21 February 2009 13:23:17 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #