# Saturday, February 06, 2010
Added a couple of nice certs to the collection this week.  I really like the 2009 Goodwin Champions autographs.  I also have the Gavin Floyd from that set, and it is quite sharp as well:

posted on Saturday, February 06, 2010 10:36:48 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
I just picked up a signed 1953 Bowman Color Paul Richards!

posted on Saturday, February 06, 2010 10:25:51 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, February 05, 2010
I received my bounty from a private signing that friend-of-chisoxcollector and SCN member darnfloor conducted with former Sox star Carlos May.  The signing was handled about as well as any signing I've taken part of.  If you ever have a chance to participate in a darnfloor signing, don't pass it up!

I got the following items signed by Mr. May:

1969 Topps RC (already signed by Rich Morales)
1970 Topps
1971 Topps
1973 Topps
1976 SSPC
1992 UD Limited Edition print


posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 5:55:34 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, February 04, 2010
I received a couple of successes this week:

Mark Dalesandro - 2/2
Cory Snyder - 2/2

The Dalesandro isn't a Sox card, but as his only Sox cards are in minor league team sets that I don't have, it will have to do!


posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:27:36 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
I was perusing my Mailbag database, and I noticed that I have had a pretty good success rate over the past year.  I decided to share my success rate for 2009.  Hopefully this will continue to improve as the successes keep piling up!

Mailings - I sent 255 requests in 2009, and thus far have received 190 successful returns.  That gives me a success rate of 75%.  Not bad!

Total items - I sent 546 items in 2009, and as of today 427 of them have been returned to me signed.  That comes out to a 78% success rate.

My quickest returns were from Chris Knapp and Roberto Hernandez.  In both cases I had the signed cards in my hands 3 days after mailing!

The slowest return so far was from Orlando Cabrera, which took 224 days.  I expect this to change though, as there are always a few returns that show up long after you've given up on them.

I'll be doing my (belated) first mailings of 2010 in the next couple of weeks.

posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:13:41 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
I just put the finishing touches on my signed 1992 Upper Deck Minors White Sox team set.  This is my favorite minor league set ever produced.  Behold!


posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 9:58:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, January 25, 2010
I received a couple of nice returns from Texas today:

Doug Drabek - 2/2
Scott Ruffcorn - 2/3

posted on Monday, January 25, 2010 7:03:10 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, January 23, 2010
Hello friends!  I have completed another team set that I've been wanting done for a while now.  It isn't a particularly large one, but it is a favorite nonetheless.  Here it is, my 1995 Leaf Limited White Sox team set!

posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 5:05:23 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, January 22, 2010
You can cross Jimmie Dykes off of the wantlist!

I am very excited to add this to the collection!  He is one of the two White Sox from the inaugural All-Star game! 

posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 12:34:24 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I have finally completed one of the autograph projects that I have been working on.  The aim was to have an autograph from every "award winner" in the the history of White Sox.  The awards that I am talking about are MVP, ROY, Cy Young, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and Manager of the Year. 

For a while now there has been one autograph missing from this collection.  I'm talking about 1966 American League Rookie of the Year and gold glove winning centerfielder Tommie Agee.  Behold!

Not only does this complete my award winners project, it brings me one step closer to completing my All-Star project.  I am now missing the following White Sox All-Stars:

Jimmie Dykes (1933-34)
Al Simmons (1933-35)
Vern Kennedy (1936)
Rip Radcliff (1936)
Thurman Tucker (1944)
Rudy York (1947)
Joe Haynes (1948)
Rae Scarborough (1950)
Jim Wilson (1956)

posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:31:06 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #