# Thursday, 20 September 2012
I got a very good price on this already slabbed Al Lopez 1951 Bowman card.  Beckett lists this as his managerial rookie card, and since he was a manager for the Sox, and is in the HOF for his work as a manager, I've decided that it counts.  It has terrible centering, and there is some tape on the card, but the signature looks great. 


posted on Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:43:46 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 15 September 2012
Behold!  This is now one of my very favorite pieces in my collection.  Both the baseball and hat are Upper Deck authenticated.  The hat is from a limited series of 500, and hand numbered on the back.  I've had the baseball for a few years.  I picked up the sweet display case on eBay.  I figure that if anybody is worthy of a nice display, it's Michael Jordan!


posted on Friday, 14 September 2012 23:02:42 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Wednesday, 12 September 2012
The package that contained the Charlotte 50/50 from my previous post also contained my cards from Kev's Mike Jackson and Mike Devereaux signings.  I was very happy to finally get Mike Jackson on a Sox card.

Here are the six cards I sent in for the two signings:



posted on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:35:01 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Last week I received my second Charlotte (with a few others mixed in) 50/50.  This one came from Kevin (justcrazy on SCN/SG), and boy did he come through!  Kev and Derek (scoreset on SG) are my two Charlotte regulars, and they take care of me season after season. 

Neil Allen x12
Dylan Axelrod x1
Brian Bruney x2
Anthony Carter x9
Jordan Danks x9
Jack Egbert x7
Jim Gallagher x3
Stefan Gartrell x7
Deunte Heath x1
Gregory Infante x1
Josh Kroeger x7
Charlie Leesman x10
Jhan Marinez x2
Dallas McPherson x1
Jhonny Nunez x4
Brian Omogrosso x8
Josh Phegley x8
Kyle Shelton x1
Joel Skinner x8
Miguel Socolovich x1
Matt Zaleski x1

Here are a few favorites:


posted on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:30:27 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 10 September 2012
Yesterday I received a lot of 18 different partially signed White Sox minor league team sets.  The sets range from 1987 to 1995.  328 of the cards are signed.

I bought the lot from SCN user bamarichard.  The transaction went very smoothly, and the cards arrived very fast. 

Here are some of the highlights:




posted on Monday, 10 September 2012 09:22:21 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 09 September 2012
I've been looking for a reasonably priced Roberto Alomar signed baseball with HOF inscription ever since he was inducted last year.  I finally found one being sold on eBay auction style, and got it for a pretty good price.

posted on Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:12:54 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 08 September 2012
This week I added some really nice new certified autos to the collection.  Nothing too valuable, but some very attractive cards.  The most I paid for any of them was $4, so I'm pretty pleased with the additions.

       

       

posted on Saturday, 08 September 2012 22:56:18 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 07 September 2012
Yesterday I received the results from another 50/50 with Derek (Scoreset on SG).  It was mostly Charlotte, with a few other guys mixed in.  As usual, he knocked it out of the park!  I'll have to ask him about the Brian Bruney card.  I can't tell if it's a bible verse, or if he wrote "HAHAHAHAHA" on the card, or something else entirely. 

Brian Bruney - 1
Anthony Carter - 4
Jordan Danks - 5
Jack Egbert - 2
Stefan Gartrell - 4
Deunte Heath - 2
Gregory Infante - 8
Charles Leesman - 7
Jhan Marinez - 1
Ozzie Martinez - 1
Brian Omogrosso - 4
Josh Phegley - 7
Kyle Shelton - 1
Miguel Socolovich - 2
Andy Tomberlin - 1
J.R. Towles - 1 (to complete a Donny Lucy)
Matt Zaleski - 1

Here are some of the highlights:


posted on Friday, 07 September 2012 22:34:20 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 06 September 2012
Today I received the results from a 50/50 I did with James (sicknesseffect06 on SCN).  It was the first time I've done a 50/50 with James, though we have exchanged PMs on SCN in the past.  I had no doubt it would be successful... he is a fellow Sox fan, after all.

James came through, getting almost everything I sent signed.  I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.

Michael Blanke - 1
David Herbek - 3
Kevan Smith - 3
Scott Snodgress - 3
Steven Upchurch - 3
Keenyn Walker - 3
Ross Wilson - 2

Here are a few of the cards:



Thanks James!

posted on Thursday, 06 September 2012 22:27:47 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Wednesday, 05 September 2012
Last week I picked up a couple of World Series 16x20s for a pretty good price from Schwartz Sports.  I already have WS 16x20s from both of these guys, but not with inscriptions.  Very happy to add these to the collection!




posted on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:38:12 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #