# Monday, 12 April 2010
Prior to the start of spring training, I sent out quite a few cards on consignment to a couple of different guys in Arizona.  I have received the results of those consignments.  From a quantity standpoint, the results weren't spectacular.  Nonetheless, I have added a few quality autographs to the collection, and I'm very appreciative of their help.  Here are the results!

posted on Monday, 12 April 2010 00:37:11 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Joe Crede only has one true rookie card: 1999 Topps Gold Label.  All of his other 1999 issues were either minor league cards, or parellels to the Gold Label card.  I was lucky enough to pick up a PSA/DNA certified copy for a nice price. 

posted on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 18:40:36 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, 30 March 2010
One of the decisions I had to make when I started "Project Rookie Card" was how to handle XRCs.  I've decided that both XRC and RC are acceptable for the project.  For some players, I have been able to get both signed.  Robin Ventura is one of those players.  The only RC/XRC I am missing is his 1989 Bowman RC.  I obtained all three of these in person.

posted on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 18:33:21 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 26 March 2010
There are 3 key White Sox rookie cards in the 1959 Topps set that are at the top of my wantlist for Project Rookie card.  Norm Cash, Johnny Romano, and Johnny Callison.  Well, I can finally cross one of them off of the list!

posted on Friday, 26 March 2010 05:56:27 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 25 March 2010
I have added a beautiful certified auto to the collection this week.  I've been looking for a signed card of this player in a White Sox uniform for a long time, but they always sold for a bit more than I was willing to pay.  I finally found one in my price range!  Behold, my 2009 UD Ultimate Collection Ultimate Signatures Ken Griffey Jr!

posted on Thursday, 25 March 2010 05:53:46 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 22 March 2010
I was able to get Jorge Orta to sign 10+ items for me last year at a Sarasota Reds game.  Unfortunately, I neglected to have him sign his rookie card for me... what was I thinking?  Luckily, I was able to pick up a very nice signed RC recently on eBay.

posted on Monday, 22 March 2010 09:12:23 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 21 March 2010
I got these RC's signed thru Chris Potter's (Rip8cp1 on SCN) private signing with LaMarr Hoyt last week.  The signing went very smoothly, and I highly recommend taking part in his future signings.

posted on Sunday, 21 March 2010 09:09:54 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 20 March 2010
Generally speaking, I'm trying to acquire only signed rookie cards that depict the player in a White Sox uniform.  I will make exceptions, however, for players that made a particularly big impact on White Sox history. 

Though I've never been a big fan, there is no denying that Jermaine Dye made his presence felt during his time on the South Side.  While I felt Joe Crede deserved the honor, JD's 2005 World Series MVP alone justifies his place among the greats in White Sox history. 

I got quite a good deal on this PSA/DNA certified Jermaine Dye rookie card.  I particularly liked this one because it exhibits Dye's rookie-era autograph, rather than the rather ugly "JDy" signature he has used during his time with the Sox.

posted on Saturday, 20 March 2010 10:10:07 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 19 March 2010
I know what you're thinking... it's about time I posted something new!  Things have been crazy for me lately, and I just haven't had time to give this site the attention it deserves.  Hopefully that won't be a problem going forward!

This has been near the top of my rookie card wantlist for a while now, so I'm thrilled to finally have it in my collection:

For some reason the scanner gives the card a strange, wavy appearance.  The card looks perfectly normal in person.

posted on Friday, 19 March 2010 09:05:42 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 06 March 2010
Next up for "Project Rookie Card" is Aaron Rowand.  Aaron signed this card for me through the mail during the 2001 season. 

posted on Saturday, 06 March 2010 23:13:31 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #