Tim Anderson has come a long way in his time with the Sox. He won the 2019 AL Batting Title, and nearly won it again in 2020. He would have given Jose Abreu a run for his money for the 2020 AL MVP award if he hadn’t gotten hurt and missed a chunk of the season.
Another one of the greatest players in Sox history, and one of the five or so best catchers in MLB history.
Minnie is one of the Greatest White Sox players of all time, and these are some of my favorite rookie cards in my collection. It’s absolutely ridiculous that he isn’t in the Hall of Fame. A Hall of Fame with Harold Baines (sorry Harold) in and Minnie Minoso out isn’t much of a Hall of Fame!
Due to my collecting hiatus, I was a bit late to the Luis Robert party. As such, every autograph I acquire costs a pretty penny. As much as I’d love to have 15 different Luis Robert autographs by now, I’ve had to pick and choose. My first autograph was the bat I posted a few weeks ago. I’ve now picked up his 2018 Bowman & Bowman Chrome rookie cards. That’ll probably be it for quite some time, unless I’m lucky enough to pick up a baseball, 16×20, or mini helmet.
While Cease is off to a rather inauspicious start, I still have faith in him. I don’t think he’ll be an ace, but I think he’ll be a solid #3/4 starter for years to come. He just has to get his walks down. That’s no easy task, but I think he can do it. So I went ahead and picked up a couple of signed rookies.
Other than a very short and unimpressive postseason start, Dunning had a very promising rookie year in 2020. While Dylan Cease was more highly touted, Dunning definitely had the better season. While I don’t think either of them will be an ace, I expect both to be mainstays of the rotation for the next few years.
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.