# Tuesday, 08 June 2010
Last night, Triple Threat Sports held a signing with John Danks and Paul Konerko.  The wife and I went to get Konerko on a mini helment at 2005 World Series 16x20.  While in the store purchasing the tickets, I noticed they had John Danks authentic jerseys for $100, which is quite a good deal!  So I picked up a Danks autograph ticket as well.  Here is the bounty!



  

posted on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 15:55:39 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 06 June 2010
We just got back to the hotel.  Picnic in the Park was MUCH different from last year.  The impetus for the change?  Rain, and lots of it.  This year, the autograph session was held in the lower level concourse on the first base side of the stadium, and the actual picnic was held in the Patio area.

I had more success at this year's autograph session.  The only drawback to having it in the concourse was that there was no room to move around.  I think I said "Excuse me" more today than I had in my entire life prior to today.

Nonetheless, the results were quite good.  Surprisingly enough, I got just about every big name on the team.  Unfortunately, I got almost none of the lesser names.

Enough small talk, here is the tally!

Gordon Beckham x4 (Card, 8x10, 16x20, Mini Helmet)
Mark Buehrle x4 (Card, Sports Illustrated, 16x20, Gold Glove Baseball)
Ramon Castro x4 (Card x3, 8x10)
John Danks x4 (Card x3, 16x20)
Freddy Garcia x6 (Card x5, World Series Baseball)
Ozzie Guillen x4 (Card x3, Jersey)
Bobby Jenks x4 (Card x4)
Andruw Jones x4 (Card, 16x20 x2, Gold Glove Baseball)
Paul Konerko x4 (Card x4)
Jayson Nix x4 (Card x3, 8x10)
Jake Peavy x4 (Card x3, 16x20)
Juan Pierre x4 (Card x3, 8x10)
A.J. Pierzynski x4 (Card x4)
J.J. Putz x3 (8x10 x3)
Carlos Quentin x4 (Card x3, 10x20)
Alexei Ramirez x4 (Card x3, 8x10)
Alex Rios x4 (Card x3, 16x20)
Sergio Santos x4 (Card x3, 8x10)
Omar Vizquel x4 (Card x2, 16x20, Gold Glove Baseball)

I got 14 rookie cards signed for my rookie card project.  They were Beckham, Danks, Garcia x2, Guillen, Jenks, Konerko, Peavy, Pierre, Pierzynski, Quentin, Ramirez, Santos, & Vizquel.  I also got a total of 20 Upper Deck cards signed for my All-Time Upper Deck project.

I have posted images of everything except for the 8x10s and magazines.  Lots of good stuff, take a look!







  

  

  

  

  

  

        

   

         

     

        

        

     

        

     

     

     

     

     

     

        


posted on Sunday, 06 June 2010 22:27:58 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 05 June 2010
The wife and I will be leaving for the airport in about an hour and a half.  We will be attending Picnic in the Park tomorrow, and we have Scout Seats for the Tigers @ White Sox game Wednesday night. 

I'll post results from the Picnic as soon as possible, most likely on Sunday or Monday.  However, I won't be able to add pictures until I return home on Friday.

Wish me luck!

posted on Saturday, 05 June 2010 05:32:29 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 13 May 2010
Frank Thomas recently did a signing for Triple Threat Sports in the Chicago area.  A collector friend in the area was nice enough to take a few items of mine to the signing.  I received them today.  Thanks for the help, Donnie!

I sent three cards and a jersey.  Here they are!




I need Thomas on LOTS of cards for assorted projects.  Off the top of my head, I can think of about 25 more cards I need signed by him.  The reason I chose these three?  First, the 1992 Upper Deck Thomas card is one of my very favorite cards ever made.  Something about the picture just pops out at me.  I went with the two 1993 Upper Deck cards because that is probably my favorite UD set ever produced, so I'd love to finish it as soon as possible.  I also like the fact that I have a single card signed by both of my all-time favorite players.

posted on Thursday, 13 May 2010 13:07:59 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 07 May 2010
I recently sent 3 items to somebody that knows somebody that knows Ken Griffey Jr.  He was able to get 2 of the 3 items signed!  It wasn't cheap, but I think it was well worth it.  The 20x30 photo with Thome is now one of my very favorite items in my collection.  Also, I never thought I'd be able to get Griffey for my all-time Upper Deck project!





posted on Friday, 07 May 2010 16:38:36 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 22 April 2010
I have completed a Dan Hudson project I have been working on.  These cards are from 2010 Finest.  I'm planning on framing them with an 8x10.



posted on Thursday, 22 April 2010 20:53:16 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# 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)  #