When I began my various projects, I knew some players would be very tough. In some cases, those tough players had MANY cards in the different sets I was attempting to complete. One of those players is Scott Podsednik.
If you've ever tried graphing Scotty Pods in person, you know what I'm talking about. He isn't the nicest guy. Of course, he has 4 different Upper Deck cards in a Sox uniform, not to mention Allen & Ginter cards. I also needed him for my rookie card project. So I fully expected most, if not all of these cards to remain unsigned for quite a while.
Well, when Scott signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, I immediately contacted every grapher I know in Lehigh Valley, where their AAA team plays. I was able to strike consigment deals with three of them, for a total of 10 cards. I sent 2 of each Upper Deck card I needed, as well as an 06 A&G and a 01 Donruss Class of 2001 rookie card. I doubled up on the UD cards as I was fairly certain each guy would be lucky to get one card done, and wanted to increase my chances of getting the UD stuff completed.
Well, lo and behold! Nine of the cards have been sent back signed. Not only are all of the UD cards done... I now have doubles of 3 of the 4!
Here are the six different Podsedniks in all of their glory!