Luis Robert Private Signing

Dennis Sidler conducted a private signing with Sox star Luis Robert at the end of August. This signing was supposed to happen much earlier, but Robert’s injury delayed things considerably. I bought a jersey for the signing, but the signing was postponed literally the day before I was going to send it, and no more items were being accepted at that time. When the signing was finally rescheduled, they weren’t accepting any large or premium items. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it signed at some point, and his price doesn’t go up!

I sent in 6 cards for the signing. A couple of these cards were pretty pricy. I debated whether or not to get them signed. But if Robert has the career I expect him to have, I think I’ll be happy to have a couple of signed rookie refractors!

– 2018 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Prospects Refractor
– 2018 Bowman Chrome Prospects Refractor
– 2020 Allen & Ginter
– 2020 Topps Chrome
– 2020 Topps Heritage
– 2021 Topps Heritage

       

       

Sases for Sox: Claude Osteen

Claude Osteen pitched the final year of his career for the White Sox in 1975. He was part of the starting rotation with fellow veterans Jim Kaat and Wilbur Wood. He didn’t have a great year, but that doesn’t negate the nice 18 year career he had. He made 3 All-Star teams, won 20 games twice, and pitched well in the 1965 and 1966 World Series.

Claude did a private signing not too long ago, and I got 4 cards done at that time. But I didn’t have his rookie then, so I sent him a few cards, which he was gracious enough to sign and return. Thanks Mr. Osteen!

Send Date: 8/23/21
Receive Date: 9/10/21
Total Days: 18
Items Sent: 3 Cards
Items Received: 3 Cards
Pen Used: Blue Sharpie

           

Andrew Vaughn Private Signing

Dennis Sidler had a private signing with Andrew Vaughn at the end of last month. I picked out three cards and had them set to send out. Then the day before I was going to send them, I received the 2021 Allen & Ginter team sets that I had ordered. So I swapped out the 2020 refractor for the 2021 A&G rookie. I’m glad the A&G cards came in time!

– 2019 Bowman Chrome Draft Refractor
– 2020 Donruss Optic Rated Prospects Holo
– 2021 Allen & Ginter


           

Sases for Sox: Dan Lazar

Danny Lazar pitched briefly for the White Sox in 1968-69. He included a business card for Lazar Sales in the SASE with my cards. They sell FICEP Forging Machines. Thanks for the autographs Mr. Lazar!

Send Date: 8/23/21
Receive Date: 9/5/21
Total Days: 13
Items Sent: 3 Cards
Items Received: 3 Cards
Pen Used: Blue Sharpie (I sent him a blue sharpie as he usually uses ballpoint, and I wanted it to match the Ed Herrmann auto on one of the cards)

   

Sases for Sox: Charlie Hough

Charlie Hough had a very long career, going 216-216 across 25 big league seasons. Most of his career was spent with the Dodgers and Rangers, but he did have a couple of seasons as a solid innings eater for the Sox in 1991-92. In 1987, he was the last starting pitcher to start 40 games. He was also the starting pitcher in the very first Marlins game. Charlie has always been a great mail signer (for a very reasonable fee), so I wasn’t surprised to get this rookie back signed. Thanks Mr. Hough!

Send Date: 8/23/21
Receive Date: 9/4/21
Total Days: 12
Items Sent: 1 Card
Items Received: 1 Card
Fee: $5
Pen Used: Blue Sharpie

Sases for Sox: Tom Egan

Tom Egan spent most of his career with the Angels, but he did spend the 1971-72 seasons with the Sox. He had a solid year in 1971, splitting catching duties with Ed Herrmann. He had a 104 OPS+ and 10 home runs in part time play. Tom has been a reliable mail signer for a long time, but it had been a very long time since I’d sent to him. So I picked up a rookie and 1973 O-Pee-Chee, which Mr. Egan graciously signed.

Send Date: 8/23/21
Receive Date: 9/4/21
Total Days: 12
Items Sent: 2 Cards
Items Received: 2 Cards
Pen Used: Blue Sharpie

     

Sases for Sox: Dave Lemonds

Dave Lemonds had a cup of coffee with the Cubs in 1969, and a solid season for the White Sox in 1972. Unfortunately, that was it for his big league career, as he hurt his arm in winter ball in Puerto Rico after the 1972 season. It’s a damn shame, as he was quite good in his short time in the bigs, and was only 23 when his career ended. Mr. Lemonds was nice enough to sign a couple of cards for me, which is much appreciated!

Send Date: 8/23/21
Receive Date: 9/3/21
Total Days: 11
Items Sent: 2 Cards
Items Received: 2 Cards
Pen Used: Blue ballpoint

     

Sases for Sox: Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher pitched for the White Sox from 1962-66, and again in 1972-73. He had an incredible year in 1965, making the All-Star team and finishing 4th in AL MVP voting. He pitched 165 innings in relief, which absolutely boggles the mind. He went 15-7 with a 2.40 ERA.

Eddie has always been a great mail signer, so I picked up a rookie card to send him, along with the last couple of Sox cards (both 1973 Topps) I had left. Apparently Mr. Fisher doesn’t sign dupes, as he returned one of the 73’s unsigned. I’m still quite pleased to get two signed cards back, though. Thanks Mr. Fisher!

Send Date: 8/23/21
Receive Date: 8/31/21
Total Days: 8
Items Sent: 3 Cards
Items Received: 2 Cards (1 card returned unsigned)
Pen Used: Thin Blue Sharpie