# Tuesday, 28 April 2009
I will be in Chicago for 8 days in July.  Not only that, but I will be going to my first White Sox game in Chicago!  I got Scout Seats for the July 17th game against Matt Wieters and the Orioles!  I really cannot wait!

I'll be attending the Fan's Edge card show at the Donald Stephens Convention Center.  I don't really collect cards, as I view any unsigned card as a card wasted.  I'll be there for the autograph lineup.  So far I will definitely be getting:

Luis Aparicio (only $29!)
Carlton Fisk (1 auto included with VIP package!)
Mike Squires (unlimited autos included with VIP package!)
Billy Pierce (2 autos included with VIP, $15 for each additional item)

I may get Carlos Quentin for $49 as well.  I have a really nice 10x20 "2008 White Sox Breakout Stars" photo of John Danks, Gavin Floyd, Carlos Quentin, and Alexei Ramirez.  A friend in Chicago has already gotten John Danks on it for me, and will try to get the others as well.  However, CQ is a tough autograph, so I anticipate having to get him myself, either at this show or at next year's Soxfest. 

If there are any places you think I need to visit while I'm in Chicago, please let me know!  You can comment on this post, post on the (completely empty) forum, or email me!  Commenting on the post would probably be the best way, so other people will believe me that people actually visit this site!

posted on Tuesday, 28 April 2009 15:15:57 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
In the last 2 days I have received:

Gene Freese 3/3
Claude Osteen 2/2

posted on Tuesday, 28 April 2009 15:06:41 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 26 April 2009
Jack Harshman 2/2
Ray Herbert 2/2
Al Hrabosky 1/1
Marty Marion 2/2


posted on Sunday, 26 April 2009 17:00:29 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
I apologize for the lack of updates over the last 2 weeks.  I have been having serious issues with my hosting company.  Things are still pretty bad, so I may be leaving godaddy soon. 

Anyway, here is what I have gotten back in the last 2 weeks.  Scans of ALL items can be found in the mailbag:

Gerry Arrigo 2/2
Alan Bannister 3/3
Bobby Bonilla 1/1 (16x20, really nice signature... thanks Bobby!)
Phil Cavaretta 2/2
Tim Cullen 1/1
Sammy Esposito 3/3
Ted Gray 1/1
Johnny Groth 2/2 (with fee)
Ed Herrmann 3/3
Bruce Howard 3/3
Bob James 3/3
Howie Judson 2/2
Steve Kemp 3/3
Bobby Knoop 3/3
Turk Lown 1/1 (with fee)
Ken McBride 3/3
Don Mueller 3/1
Phil Niekro 1/1 (with fee)
Juan Pizarro 2/2
Ron Santo 1/1 (with fee)
Roy Sievers 2/2 (1 card, 1 8x10)
Lou Skizas 1/1
Kevin Tapani 2/2
Dick Tidrow 2/2
Virgil Trucks 3/1


posted on Sunday, 26 April 2009 16:20:34 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 11 April 2009
One success today:

Lamar Johnson 3/3

posted on Saturday, 11 April 2009 12:43:19 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 10 April 2009
Taj, my friendly neighborhood UPS delivery man, just made a delivery.  Here is what he brought me!

I sent this bad boy up to the MAB show to have Fisk complete it.  Unfortunately, Fisk used a much thinner Sharpie than Tom did, but it still looks pretty good.  Make sure to click the picture to see a bigger scan.

posted on Friday, 10 April 2009 16:45:57 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
Had a few nice returns this week.

Ken Berry 2/2
Buddy Bradford 2/2
Richard Dotson 3/3
Clayton Richard 2/2
Jim Thome 1/1

posted on Friday, 10 April 2009 12:26:43 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 06 April 2009
I got one return today.  It is a pretty good one though, that I wasn't confident that I would get:

Sandy Alomar Jr. 1/1

posted on Monday, 06 April 2009 12:52:16 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 04 April 2009
I got 2 requests back today, and I'm particularly happy about the first:

Dustin Hermanson 3/3
Vance Law 3/3

posted on Saturday, 04 April 2009 13:16:13 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 03 April 2009
Got several nice TTM returns today.  As always, details and scans for ALL successes can be found in the mailbag:

Russ Kemmerer 1/1
Ron Kittle 3/3
Jim Landis 3/3
Cal McLish 1/1
Bob "Red" Wilson 3/3
Dewayne Wise 2/2

posted on Friday, 03 April 2009 11:07:41 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, 02 April 2009
I have added an excellent 16x20 to the collection.  He is probably my least favorite baseball player ever, but that doesn't change the fact that he will be a first ballot hall of famer, and that means I need him in my collection.  To this point, I have refused to spend the money it would have taken to get a high end item.  I finally found a deal too good to pass up!

I got this bad boy for $85 on eBay.  It is Upper Deck Authenticated and everything!  The unpleasant task of shopping for a high end Ken Griffey Jr. item is complete!

posted on Thursday, 02 April 2009 18:14:21 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
Got 3 more TTM today:

Bobby Molinaro 3/3
Jim Rivera 3/3
Mike Rivera 3/3

posted on Thursday, 02 April 2009 18:04:42 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Wednesday, 01 April 2009
3 more successes today:

Jim Fregosi 2/2
Jerry Koosman 1/1 (with $10 fee)
Tony Graffanino 2/2

Well, I technically had 4 successes today, but only 3 are White Sox related.  The fourth is:

Bobby Thomson 4/4

posted on Wednesday, 01 April 2009 18:21:55 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #