# Monday, 25 January 2010
I received a couple of nice returns from Texas today:

Doug Drabek - 2/2
Scott Ruffcorn - 2/3


posted on Monday, 25 January 2010 19:03:10 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 23 January 2010
Hello friends!  I have completed another team set that I've been wanting done for a while now.  It isn't a particularly large one, but it is a favorite nonetheless.  Here it is, my 1995 Leaf Limited White Sox team set!




posted on Saturday, 23 January 2010 17:05:23 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, 22 January 2010
You can cross Jimmie Dykes off of the wantlist!



I am very excited to add this to the collection!  He is one of the two White Sox from the inaugural All-Star game! 

posted on Friday, 22 January 2010 00:34:24 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Wednesday, 20 January 2010
I have finally completed one of the autograph projects that I have been working on.  The aim was to have an autograph from every "award winner" in the the history of White Sox.  The awards that I am talking about are MVP, ROY, Cy Young, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and Manager of the Year. 

For a while now there has been one autograph missing from this collection.  I'm talking about 1966 American League Rookie of the Year and gold glove winning centerfielder Tommie Agee.  Behold!



Not only does this complete my award winners project, it brings me one step closer to completing my All-Star project.  I am now missing the following White Sox All-Stars:

Jimmie Dykes (1933-34)
Al Simmons (1933-35)
Vern Kennedy (1936)
Rip Radcliff (1936)
Thurman Tucker (1944)
Rudy York (1947)
Joe Haynes (1948)
Rae Scarborough (1950)
Jim Wilson (1956)

posted on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:31:06 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, 19 January 2010
John Danks will indeed be attending Soxfest this year.  Danks was added to the Soxfest roster almost immediately after agreeing to a contract for 2010.  I expect that the Soxfest lineup is now set.  The final lineup:

Harold Baines
Floyd Bannister
Gordon Beckham
Mark Buehrle
Don Cooper
Jeff Cox
John Danks
Ed Farmer
Freddy Garcia
Ozzie Guillen
Ken "Hawk" Harrelson
Roland Hemond
Kevin Hickey
Joel Horlen
Darrin Jackson
Bobby Jenks
Lance Johnson
Ron Kittle
Paul Konerko
Mark Kotsay
Doug Laumann
Scott Linebrink
Bill Melton
Minnie Minoso
Juan Nieves
Jayson Nix
Jake Peavy
Gary Peters
Juan Pierre
A.J. Pierzynski
J.J. Putz
Carlos Quentin
Alexei Ramirez
Mark Salas
Moose Skowron
Steve Stone
Mark Teahen
Matt Thornton
Greg Walker

Ken Williams

posted on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 20:44:07 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 18 January 2010


There have been some changes made to the 2010 Soxfest autograph lineup.  As far as I can tell, Andruw Jones and Billy Pierce have been removed from the schedule.  On a more positive note, Bobby Jenks and Carlos Quentin have been added.  There is still a chance that John Danks could be added once he and the Sox reach an agreement on his 2010 contract.

Also, they have announced that this years Deluxe VIP only signing will be with Gordon Beckham on Friday night.  The Deluxe VIP only photo opp will be with Jake Peavy on Saturday.

Here is the full Soxfest lineup as of today:

Harold Baines
Floyd Bannister
Gordon Beckham
Mark Buehrle
Don Cooper
Jeff Cox
Ed Farmer
Freddy Garcia
Ozzie Guillen
Ken "Hawk" Harrelson
Roland Hemond
Kevin Hickey
Joel Horlen
Darrin Jackson
Bobby Jenks
Lance Johnson
Ron Kittle
Paul Konerko
Mark Kotsay
Doug Laumann
Scott Linebrink
Bill Melton
Minnie Minoso
Juan Nieves
Jayson Nix
Jake Peavy
Gary Peters
Juan Pierre
A.J. Pierzynski
J.J. Putz
Carlos Quentin
Alexei Ramirez
Mark Salas
Moose Skowron
Steve Stone
Mark Teahen
Matt Thornton
Greg Walker

Ken Williams

I had a blast at Soxfest last year, and really wish I was attending this year.  If you live in the Chicago area and have never attended Soxfest, I highly recommend you give it a try!  There are still hotel and weekend passes available.

Click here to read my writeup about Soxfest 2009.

posted on Monday, 18 January 2010 22:48:39 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 17 January 2010
I haven't received much mail recently.  Only one return this week, but it was a pretty nice one!

Gus Zernial - 1/1 (1950 Bowman rookie card)



I've started a White Sox rookie card project.  I'm going to try to get as many signed rookie cards of notable White Sox players as I possibly can. 

posted on Sunday, 17 January 2010 11:13:12 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
I have added 3 new certified cards to the collection this week:




I've been trying to find a signed Johnny Callison rookie, but this signed reprint will do in the meantime.  If anybody knows where I can find signed Johnny Callison and John Romano 1959 Topps rookies, please let me know!

posted on Sunday, 17 January 2010 10:22:05 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 10 January 2010
There are a few White Sox team sets that I am trying especially hard to get signed.  There are three in particular that I would like to complete:

1989 Upper Deck
1993 Flair
1994 Leaf Limited

I have finally finished one of them!  May I present to you, my 1993 Flair White Sox team set!









The final addition was the Alex Fernandez card.  I may try to get Roberto Hernandez, Bo Jackson, and Jack McDowell in blue, but overall I am quite happy!

posted on Sunday, 10 January 2010 11:30:01 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 04 January 2010
Today the mailman was kind enough to bring me:

John Snyder - 2/2


posted on Monday, 04 January 2010 12:52:05 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
A San Diego area collector helped me out at a Toys for Tots event last month.  Jake Peavy honored his previous San Diego commitments, even though he is no longer on the Padres.  Sounds like a guy I want on the Sox!

I sent two 16x20 photos of Peavy in a Sox uniform, one for each of us.  Here is what I got back:



I'm thrilled to already be able to knock this off of my "to do" list for 2010. 

posted on Monday, 04 January 2010 12:38:49 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
Hello again!  I'm sorry about the lengthy delay since the last post, but I've been on Holiday!  We (the wife and I) spent some time in Las Vegas and Southern California.  I got a few nice returns during my sabbatical, of both the eBay and TTM variety.  Lets start with the eBay purchases:

Albert Belle 1998 Bowman's Best Autographs
Bill Goodman 3x5 (one step closer to completing the 59 team!)
Smead Jolley 3x5
Duane Josephson 3x5 (only need a few more all-stars!)
Willie Kamm 3x5
Cecil Upshaw 3x5







Now for the mail returns:

Greg Bollo - 3/3
Mike Cameron - 2/2
Sammy Ellis - 3/3
Tito Francona - 2/2
Ted Gray - 2/2
Jim Landis - 10/10
Don Larsen - 2/2
Eddie Robinson - 2/2
Gene Stephens - 2/2
Kevin Tapani - 2/2
Rich Wortham - 3/3





 



posted on Monday, 04 January 2010 00:58:35 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #