Sammy Sosa Private Signing

Tom Orr recently took part in a signing with former slugger Sammy Sosa. Sammy is one of the White Sox all-time “the one that got away” players. Fernando Tatis is the other recent big one, and will probably end up having an even better career than Sosa if he can stay healthy.

Sorry for bringing up those painful memories! In any case, Sammy Sosa signings are very expensive, so I was only able to send in the last Upper Deck card I needed signed. I’m slightly disappointed with the quality of the pen used, but I guess I’ll take what I can get! I am officially done with all Sosa cards that I “need”.

Sases for Sox: Cliff Politte

Cliff Politte was one of the most underrated members of the 2005 World Series champs. You’d probably be shocked to find out that he had a higher bWAR (Baseball Reference Wins Above Replacement) than Jermaine Dye, A.J. Pierzynski, and Juan Uribe. He was the highest rated relief pitcher on the team, and the fifth highest in the American League.

Cliff has always been a great mail signer, so I don’t know why it took me this long to send to him. In any case, I’m super happy to knock these two cards off of my Upper Deck and 05 Topps World Series project wantlists. Thanks Mr. Politte!

Send Date: 2/8/21
Receive Date: 5/1/21
Total Days: 82
Items Sent: 2 cards
Items Received: 2 cards
Pen Used: Blue Sharpie


Just Added: All-Time Upper Deck Checklist

I am, or should I say I was, a very big fan of Upper Deck cards. They were so much nicer than plain old Topps/Donruss/Fleer. They almost had a classy feel to them. To this day, the 1993 Upper Deck set is my favorite baseball card set of all time.

I’ve put together a page showcasing every White Sox base card that Upper Deck ever made… all 531 of them! You can view that page HERE.

The only other card set I’m likely to do this for is Allen & Ginter. There will be many more checklists coming, but it is too time consuming scanning images of every single card. Most checklists will have one sample image, along with the checklist itself.