# Saturday, 04 April 2009
I got 2 requests back today, and I'm particularly happy about the first:

Dustin Hermanson 3/3
Vance Law 3/3

posted on Saturday, 04 April 2009 13:16:13 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 03 April 2009
Got several nice TTM returns today.  As always, details and scans for ALL successes can be found in the mailbag:

Russ Kemmerer 1/1
Ron Kittle 3/3
Jim Landis 3/3
Cal McLish 1/1
Bob "Red" Wilson 3/3
Dewayne Wise 2/2

posted on Friday, 03 April 2009 11:07:41 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 02 April 2009
I have added an excellent 16x20 to the collection.  He is probably my least favorite baseball player ever, but that doesn't change the fact that he will be a first ballot hall of famer, and that means I need him in my collection.  To this point, I have refused to spend the money it would have taken to get a high end item.  I finally found a deal too good to pass up!

I got this bad boy for $85 on eBay.  It is Upper Deck Authenticated and everything!  The unpleasant task of shopping for a high end Ken Griffey Jr. item is complete!

posted on Thursday, 02 April 2009 18:14:21 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
Got 3 more TTM today:

Bobby Molinaro 3/3
Jim Rivera 3/3
Mike Rivera 3/3

posted on Thursday, 02 April 2009 18:04:42 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# 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)  #