# Monday, 15 February 2010
I was able to pick up another nicely signed Upper Deck rookie card.  From the same 1998 Upper Deck set as the Magglio Ordonez I recently posted, here it is:


posted on Monday, 15 February 2010 21:04:41 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 11 February 2010
I added another tough rookie card to the collection this week.  Magglio is a tough autograph, so I'm very happy to cross him off the list!


posted on Thursday, 11 February 2010 22:15:55 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Wednesday, 10 February 2010
This will be the first in a series of posts detailing a new project I'm working on.  "Project Rookie Card" is my attempt to get a signed rookie card of every notable player that appears in a White Sox uniform on their rookie card.  The rookie card has to have been issued during the Topps/Bowman era, which began in 1948.  I'd love to go even further back, but I don't think I have the resources to pick up a bunch of signed 1933 and 1934 Goudey cards of people like Luke Appling, Ted Lyons, and Red Faber. 

Some that I know will be extremely tough to find are:

1951 Bowman Nellie Fox
1959 Topps Norm Cash
1957 Topps Earl Battey

And probably the toughest of them all:

1994 (multiple brands) Michael Jordan

Jordan has refused to sign baseball items since his retirement from baseball.  I've never seen an Upper Deck Authenticated Jordan card in a Sox uniform.  Jordan is probably the most forged athlete in the world, so I'm extremely hesitant to purchase one on the secondary market.  I may have to live without him in this project.

With all of that said, lets get on with the project!  I'll be posting regularly with signed rookie cards.  Some will be new, and some I will have had for a while. 

A collector friend from sportsgraphing.com was nice enough to get the following card signed for me at a recent MAB show.  To kick off the project, here is my signed 1956 Topps Luis Aparicio rookie card!


posted on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 22:49:32 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
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)  #