# Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Here is a list of all current Major League coaches and managers (excluding current White Sox coaches) that have played or managed for the Sox:

Sandy Alomar Jr. - Cleveland Indians
Tim Belcher - Cleveland Indians
Dave Duncan - St. Louis Cardinals
Gene Lamont - Detroit Tigers
Jerry Manuel - New York Mets
Dave Martinez - Tampa Bay Rays
Randy Niemann - New York Mets
Tony Pena - New York Yankees
Scott Radinsky - Cleveland Indians
Dave Righetti - San Francisco Giants
Ray Searage - Pittsburgh Pirates
Don Wakamatsu - Seattle Mariners

If you know of somebody that should be on this list, please either send me an email or comment on this post.

posted on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 01:21:24 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
Here is a list of all of the former White Sox players that have received invitations to Spring Training.  This is a good opportunity to send a TTM request, and for some of these players it may very well be your last opportunity.

Wilson Betemit - Kansas City Royals
Jason Bourgeois - Houston Astros
Lance Broadway - Toronto Blue Jays
Jamie Burke - Washington Nationals
D.J. Carrasco - Pittsburgh Pirates
Neal Cotts - Pittsburgh Pirates
Josh Fogg - New York Mets
Jimmy Gobble - Colorado Rockies
Jason Grilli - Cleveland Indians
Gary Majewski - Houston Astros
Corky Miller - Cincinnati Reds
Gustavo Molina - Boston Red Sox
Jerry Owens - Washington Nationals
Heath Phillips - Tampa Bay Rays
Paul Phillips - Colorado Rockies
Jeremy Reed - Toronto Blue Jays
Danny Richar - Florida Marlins
Josh Rupe - Kansas City Royals
Scott Schoeneweis - Milwaukee Brewers
Ehren Wassermann - Philadelphia Phillies
Dewayne Wise - Philadelphia Phillies

If you know of somebody that isn't on the list, please send me an email or comment on this post.  Thanks!

posted on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 01:07:51 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 08 February 2010
I picked up some nice Allen & Ginter autographs from a collector on SCN. 

posted on Monday, 08 February 2010 22:31:16 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 06 February 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, 06 February 2010 22:36:48 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
I just picked up a signed 1953 Bowman Color Paul Richards!

posted on Saturday, 06 February 2010 22:25:51 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 05 February 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, 05 February 2010 17:55:34 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 04 February 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, 04 February 2010 23:27:36 (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, 04 February 2010 23:13:41 (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, 04 February 2010 21:58:40 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 25 January 2010
I received a couple of nice returns from Texas today:

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

posted on Monday, 25 January 2010 19:03:10 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #