I’ve been wanting these in my collection for a long time, and finally have them! These are from the 1980 Glen Falls White Sox TCMA sets. Thanks to Isaias Franco for another great signing!
It’s been a while since my last post. For that, I apologize. To make it up to you, I present…
THE BEST POST EVER!
I’ll spare you any further buildup. Here are my new Frank Thomas items… all 14 of them!
First, the multi-signed cards that I finally completed.
Not bad, huh? How about a few “jumbo” cards, one of which is multi-signed?
Great stuff, right? Let’s keep going! How about a baseball?
Okay, just one baseball. No big deal. How about 3 16x20s?
16×20 not big enough for you? Picky, aren’t you? Fine, here is a 20×24, loaded with inscriptions!
Still not impressed? Only care about the most premium items? Well, I guess I can’t satisf… wait, hold on. What’s this, a jersey? An authentic World Series jersey? With 6 inscriptions? And PSA/DNA authentication?
With the help of Jes (jeserone) on SCN, all of my Jon Garland set cards are done. Jes has helped me time and time again.
One of my favorite autograph sets of 2012 was Topps Tribute. 2013 appears to be more of the same. These are some gorgeous on-card autographs. I have picked up one variation of each White Sox player included in this year’s set. Enjoy!
At some point last year I took a bit of a break from collecting. I would say that it lasted about 3 months. To my horror, when I checked SCN for the first time after returning, I saw that I had JUST missed an Albert Belle private signing. He was at the top of my wantlist, and I was very upset that I had missed it.
Well, Dana (Er21 on SCN) held another private signing with Albert this month. I made sure to take advantage this time! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get everything signed that I had planned. I had two 16x20s and an 11×14 shipped straight to Dana from Adorama. For the third time in the last couple of years, Adorama completely screwed me. When Dana opened the package, the cardboard that the photos were sandwiched between had a crease down the middle. Sure enough, the 16x20s had a crease down the middle as well. Luckily, the 11×14 survived. There wasn’t enough time to send replacement photos. So the 16x20s, which were probably the items I most wanted signed, didn’t get signed.
That being said, I did get some nice autographs. I got a mini helmet, baseball, 11×14, 8×10, 3 jumbo cards, and 6 cards signed. I asked Dana to hold on to the 11×14, as he said he may be able to get some more items signed, in which case I would send more 16x20s and have them all sent back together. I also hope to get a bat and/or jersey to send.
Here are the 12 items that have been returned thus far. I’m not sure why 1989 Fleer cards always scan like that… the card looks great!
I sent in several items for Tom Orr’s private signing with Dick Allen. I wish I could have sent more, but funds are a bit tight right now, due to this signing, another signing for which I’ll be posting the results in the next few days, and a few bat purchases.
I already have a slabbed Dick Allen rookie, but half of his signature is in the black area of the card, so I decided to upgrade. This time I clearly labeled where I wanted him to sign it, and he signed it perfectly. I also sent in my two favorite Dick Allen Sox cards, ’72 and ’73 Topps.
In addition to the cards, I sent in two 16x20s and a Sports Illustrated. Luckily I was able to find a nice condition no-label Sports Illustrated. Chuck Supple hooked me up!
On the 16×20, I had asked for a “Wampum Walloper” inscription. Apparently Dick wouldn’t put that, as I got “1972 AL MVP” (which I had listed as a fallback option) instead. Still looks great!
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.