# Saturday, 14 July 2012
I just received my bounty from the recent Chris Sale signing.  SCN member pabs82 took my items.  He also took my items for the recent Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko signings.  I highly recommend him.

I only sent 16x20s for this signing.  I should have gotten a 2012 All-Star ball done, but didn't think of it in time.

The Snoop/Sale 16x20 is now one of my personal favorites.








posted on Saturday, 14 July 2012 14:02:49 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 30 June 2012
I received my items from the recent Adam Dunn public signing in the Chicago area.  I sent 3 cards and a 16x20 photo.  Unfortunately, one of the cards (and a multi-signed one at that) ended up with a thumbprint in the signature.  You can see it in the picture below.  I am currently exploring my options to get it re-signed or receive a refund.



 



posted on Saturday, 30 June 2012 16:09:02 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, 12 June 2012
I haven't had a chance to break out my DSLR to take better images.  Here are some crappy cell phone pics of the Konerko 16x20s that I got done at his recent signing.  I already have the World Series 16x20 signed with the same inscription.  However, that was a photo that I had printed, whereas this one is a Photofile with World Series hologram, etc.




posted on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 07:05:31 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 08 June 2012
Today I received my items from a recent Paul Konerko private signing.  SCN member pabs82 was kind enough to take my items, and he did a great job with them.  Altogether I sent 13 items.  10 cards, 2 16x20s, and 1 2005 ALCS program.  Here are the cards and program.  I will post the 16x20s later this weekend.

The picture of the program doesn't do it justice.  It looks amazing!






posted on Friday, 08 June 2012 19:11:11 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 26 May 2012
I just received this card from a Robin Ventura consignment.  A friend got Fisk on it for me last year.  I love multi-signed cards, and this is now one of my favorites!


posted on Saturday, 26 May 2012 20:27:39 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 14 May 2012
Carlton Fisk has been very popular with Topps so far in 2012, with autographs in many different Topps products.  Earlier I showed you my Topps Tribute Fisk auto.  Here are a couple more beautiful on-card Fisk autos that I've picked up recently.  2012 Gypsy Queen and Museum Collection.

  

posted on Monday, 14 May 2012 20:55:45 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 13 May 2012
I finally picked up the last 2012 Topps Tribute autograph I needed.  The big one.  The Big Hurt, Frank Thomas!


posted on Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:49:43 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 21 April 2012
I'm a big fan of the autographs from 2012 Topps Tribute.  The autographs are all on-card, which is much better than a sticker autograph.  The cards have a refractor-like finish, and a very classy design.

There are five different White Sox in the set.  I have the four shown below.  The one I am missing is my all-time favorite player, Frank Thomas.  I haven't been able to find one at a price that I'm comfortable paying.  Some times I wish my favorite player was somebody more affordable, lol.

Behold, my 2012 Topps Tribute autographs!  The Minnie Minoso is the gold version, numbered to 15.

  

  

posted on Saturday, 21 April 2012 09:37:29 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 01 April 2012
I am GLAD spring training is over.  It was a blast, but I'm ready for it to end.  I spent 18 days getting autographs this year.  I only hit 3 camps, which is the fewest I think I've ever hit.  I spent 11 days at Nats camp, 6 days at Marlins camp, and 1 day at Braves camp.  I had planned on hitting Astros camp for a day, but never got around to it.

I got a total of 1568 autographs.  1541 on cards, 2 16x20s, 2 10x20s, 2 11x14s, 5 debut tickets, 11 8x10s, 2 baseballs, and 3 mini helmets.

I got 149 White Sox items signed.  That represents almost 10% of my total items signed.  Not bad considering I didn't go to White Sox camp!

I got autographs from 258 different players/coaches.  The player breakdown is below.  Get your scroll wheel ready, it's a long list!  Guys I got on White Sox items are in bold.

Alvarez, Jose - 2 cards
Anderson, Marlon - 6 cards
Ankiel, Rick - 1 card
Applebee, Paul - 7 cards
Armstrong, Cole - 4 cards
Austin, Chase - 2 cards
Backman, Wally - 2 cards
Bailey, Adam - 4 cards
Bailey, Mark - 4 cards
Barkett, Andy - 2 cards
Barnes, Brandon - 1 card
Bates, Colin - 9 cards
Bell, Heath - 10 cards
Bernadina, Roger - 4 cards
Bethancourt, Christian - 2 cards
Blanco, Andres - 2 cards
Bloxom, Justin - 5 cards
Bonifacio, Emilio - 5 cards
Booker, Greg - 4 cards
Boone, Bob - 12 cards
Borkowski, Dave - 4 cards
Brock, Tarrik - 2 cards
Brown, Corey - 5 cards
Buck, John - 7 cards
Buehrle, Mark - 1 card, 1 16x20, 1 10x20, 1 mini helmet
Burnett, Sean - 20 cards
Buschmann, Matt - 2 cards
Bynum, Seth - 2 cards
Cabell, Enos - 4 cards
Caminero, Arquimedes - 3 cards
Canha, Mark - 4 cards
Carroll, Brett - 2 cards, 1 8x10
Ceciliani, Darrell - 4 cards
Ceda, Jose - 12 cards
Cedeno, Cesar - 2 cards
Chimelis, Joel - 4 cards
Choate, Randy - 3 cards
Cishek, Steve - 10 cards
Clippard, Tyler - 9 cards
Coghlan, Chris - 3 cards
Coleman, Joe - 4 cards
Conine, Jeff - 4 cards
Cora, Joey - 11 cards
Cousins, Scott - 19 cards
Cunningham, Todd - 4 cards
Dascenzo, Doug - 4 cards
Daubach, Brian - 15 cards
Davis, Erik - 12 cards
Dawson, Andre - 1 card
DeLome, Collin - 1 card
Demny, Paul - 2 cards
Den Dekker, Matt - 4 cards
DeRosa, Mark - 9 cards
Desmond, Ian - 12 cards
Detwiler, Ross - 7 cards
Diaz, Matt - 1 card
Dobbs, Greg - 8 cards
Dominguez, Matt - 9 cards, 2 tickets
Duke, Zach - 4 cards
Dunn, Michael - 20 cards
Dupra, Brian - 5 cards
Durbin, Chad - 4 cards
Dykstra, Cutter - 12 cards
Elmos, Edgar - 9 cards
Espada, Joe - 2 cards
Espinosa, Danny - 6 cards, 1 8x10
Fernandez, Jose - 13 cards
Fisher, Ryan - 2 cards
Fletcher, Scott - 8 cards
Flores, Jesus - 5 cards
Flores, Wilmer - 2 cards
Forsythe, Blake - 4 cards
Fox, Eric - 4 cards
Fulchino, Jeff - 2 cards
Galloway, Isaac - 3 cards
Garber, Jeff - 1 card
Garcia, Amaury - 6 cards
Garcia, Christian - 4 cards
Garcia, Rene - 1 card
Gartrell, Stefan - 8 cards
Gaston, Jon - 2 cards
Gaudin, Chad - 8 cards
Glover, Gary - 13 cards
Goebbert, Jacob - 2 cards
Gonzalez, Gio - 13 cards, 1 ball
Goodwin, Brian - 10 cards
Gorzelanny, Tom - 6 cards
Grater, Mark - 4 cards
Green, Nick - 5 cards
Greenwalt, Kyle - 1 card
Guillen, Ozzie - 1 card, 1 jumbo card, 1 12x18, 1 mini helmet
Hague, Rick - 21 cards
Hamblin, Miles - 4 cards
Hand, Brad - 20 cards
Hanson, Tommy - 1 card
Harper, Bryce - 1 card
Hassey, Ron - 12 cards
Hayes, Brett - 6 cards
Heath, Ben - 8 cards
Henley, Bob - 2 cards
Heyward, Jason - 2 cards
Higley, J.R. - 1 card
Hodges, Josh - 6 cards
Hoffpauir, Jarrett - 13 cards
Holder, Trevor - 5 cards
Hood, Destin - 9 cards
Hope, Mason - 12 cards
Hughes, Dusty - 2 cards
Infante, Omar - 3 cards
Jackson, Edwin - 13 cards, 1 ball, 1 16x20, 1 11x14, 1 10x20
James, Chad - 8 cards
Jefferies, Jake - 8 cards
Jensen, Kyle - 8 cards
Joaquin, Waldis - 1 card
Johnson, Davey - 3 cards
Johnson, Josh - 1 card, 1 8x10
Jones, Beau - 3 cards
Kearns, Austin - 5 cards
Kelso, Blake - 9 cards
Kennelly, Matthew - 1 card
Keyes, Kevin - 12 cards
Kimball, Cole - 3 cards
King, Stephen - 2 cards
Knorr, Randy - 6 cards
Kobernus, Jeff - 8 cards
Koehler, Tom - 6 cards
Lambin, Chase - 2 cards
Lannan, John - 2 cards
LaRoche, Adam - 3 cards
Lasater, Ben - 4 cards
LeBlanc, Wade - 10 cards
LeCroy, Matt - 6 cards
Lehman, Pat - 8 cards
Leiper, Tim - 2 cards
Leonida, Cole - 24 cards
Lett, Jim - 1 card
Leverton, James - 3 cards
Lidge, Brad - 4 cards
Lombardozzi, Steve - 10 cards, 1 ticket
Madden, Corey - 4 cards
Maldonado, Carlos - 2 cards
Marrero, Chris - 8 cards
Martin, J.D. - 7 cards
Martinez, Sandy - 5 cards
Martinson, Jason - 16 cards
Mattheus, Ryan - 6 cards
Maya, Yunesky - 14 cards
McCatty, Steve - 4 cards
McConkey, Brian - 2 cards
McGeary, Jack - 4 cards
McGinley, Blake - 4 cards
Medlen, Kris - 4 cards
Mejia, Ernesto - 1 card
Menhart, Paul - 1 card
Meyer, Alex - 3 cards, 2 8x10s
Michaels, Jason - 8 cards
Michalak, Chris - 1 card
Minor, Damon - 6 cards
Montz, Luke - 5 cards
Moore, Frank - 2 cards
Moore, Tyler - 20 cards
Morales, Jobduan - 6 cards
Morey, Robert - 2 cards
Morrison, Logan - 19 cards
Morse, Michael - 4 cards
Mujica, Eduardo - 6 cards
Munoz, Omer - 1 card
Nady, Xavier - 1 card
Negrych, Jim - 2 cards
Nieto, Adrian - 10 cards
Nolasco, Ricky - 13 cards
Olbrychowski, Adam - 1 card
Ordaz, Luis - 3 cards
Ozuna, Marcell - 16 cards
Pastornicky, Tyler - 1 card
Paul, Xavier - 10 cards
Pena, Hassan - 4 cards
Perez, Eduardo - 13 cards
Perez, Eury - 20 cards
Perry, Ryan - 10 cards
Petersen, Bryan - 4 cards
Porter, Bo - 6 cards
Poulk, Dallas - 3 cards
Poveda, Omar - 3 cards
Prado, Martin - 1 card
Purke, Matt - 9 cards
Ramirez, J.P. - 21 cards
Ramos, Wilson - 18 cards, 1 ticket
Rasmussen, Rob - 4 cards
Ratliff, Sean - 3 cards
Ray, Robbie - 14 cards
Ray, Robert - 2 cards
Realmuto, J.T. - 2 cards
Reed, Evan - 2 cards
Rendon, Anthony - 13 cards, 1 8x10
Reyes, Jose - 2 cards
Rivero, Carlos - 1 card
Rodriguez, Henry - 2 cards
Rogers, Jared - 4 cards
Rojas, Cookie - 1 card
Rosario, Sandy - 2 8x10s
Rosenbaum, Danny - 5 cards
Rosenthal, Wayne - 2 cards
Ross, David - 1 card
Rowand, Aaron - 4 cards, 1 mini helmet, 1 11x14
Ruby, Gary - 1 card
Rupp, Brian -  2 cards
Sammons, Clint - 4 cards
Sanabia, Alex - 6 cards
Sanchez, Adrian - 5 cards
Sanchez, Anibal - 1 card
Sanchez, Gaby - 6 cards
Santana, Domingo - 4 cards
Schu, Rick - 11 cards
Schwarz, Jeff - 13 cards
Senne, Aaron - 3 cards
Simmons, Andrelton - 1 card
Singer, Bill - 10 cards
Singleton, Jonathan - 4 cards
Skipworth, Kyle - 20 cards
Skole, Matthew - 10 cards
Smoker, Josh - 6 cards
Smolinski, Jake - 4 cards
Souza, Steven - 15 cards
St. Claire, Randy - 10 cards
Stammen, Craig - 6 cards
Stanton, Giancarlo - 3 cards, 1 8x10
Storen, Drew - 9 cards, 1 ticket
Strasburg, Stephen - 1 card
Tarasco, Tony - 5 cards
Tatusko, Ryan - 9 cards
Taylor, Graham - 6 cards
Teahen, Mark - 20 cards, 2 8x10s
Tejera, Michael - 3 cards
Thurman, Gary - 5 cards
Tiffee, Terry - 2 cards
Tracy, Chad - 13 cards
Turnbull, Kylin - 6 cards
VanAllen, Cory - 1 card
Varner, Rett - 10 cards
Vaughn, Cory - 2 cards
Villanueva, Elih - 6 cards
Villar, Jonathan - 4 cards
Walker, Greg - 4 cards
Wallace, Chris - 4 cards
Wang, Chien-Ming - 21 cards
Weaver, Dean - 1 card
Webb, Ryan - 6 cards
Werth, Jayson - 2 cards
West, Sean - 9 cards
Williams, Spin - 1 card
Wilson, Josh - 4 cards
Winters, Kyle - 3 cards
Yelich, Christian - 13 cards
Yepez, Jose - 2 cards
Zambrano, Carlos - 1 card
Zimmerman, Ryan - 3 cards
Zimmermann, Jordan - 5 cards

posted on Sunday, 01 April 2012 21:50:34 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 31 March 2012
Well, spring training is ending on something of a downer for me.  I decided to head to Jupiter one last time.  Big mistake.  The major leaguers didn't work out on the practice fields at all, and all of the minor leaguers traveled.  The AAA/AA teams were supposed to be home today against the Mets.  But for some reason the A teams went to St. Lucie, and the AAA/AA teams apparently went to Viera.

90% of the totals below were obtained in the parking lot this morning.  A handful were obtained in the backfields, as the minor league pitchers that didn't travel had a short workout.

Totals:

John Buck - 2/2
Jeff Conine - 1/1, 1/1 (help)
Joey Cora - 2/2
Scott Cousins - 4/4
Matt Dominguez - 1/2
Michael Dunn - 4/4
Ron Hassey - 4/4
Brett Hayes - 2/2
Chad James - 3/3
Jake Jefferies - 1/1
Kyle Jensen - 2/2
Tom Koehler - 1/1
James Leverton - 1/1
Jobduan Morales - 2/2
Logan Morrison - 4/4
Edgar Olmos - 1/1
Bryan Petersen - 2/2
Jeff Schwarz - 1/1
Randy St. Claire - 4/4
Rett Varner - 2/2
Elih Villanueva - 2/2

Today's total - 47 cards

Eighteen day total - 1537 cards, 2 16x20s, 2 10x20s, 2 11x14s, 5 tickets, 11 8x10s, 2 baseballs, 3 mini helmets









posted on Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:48:49 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #