Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Carlton Fisk ROMLB return

Growing up a White Sox fan in the 80's, Carlton Fisk and Harold Baines were my two favorite players.  I have met Carlton a couple of times at Soxfest but he is limited to just signing the photo that they provide.  I decided to pay the fee (proceeds goes to Cancer Support) to get a ball signed.  

This is my 95th team ball.  Of the 95, this is the 5th Hall of Famers (Steve Carlton, Frank Thomas, Jim Thome and Luke Appling).  This is also my 12th signed ball from the 1983 team.

Address:
Carlton Fisk
18705 63rd Ave E 
Bradenton, FL 34211-7025

He charges $40/signature + 15 for inscription.  Checks payable to The Cancer Support Center.

I sent the ball on 12/17 and received on 12/14.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

2018 Topps chrome Jose Abreu rainbow

For a couple of months, I thought it would be cool to try to get a bunch of Jose Abreu cards. I made a bunch of purchass on eBay and took part in several case breaks.   After realizing that there are thousands of unique abreu cards, I realized that it wasn’t a collection I could finish so I began liquidating the cards.   One of the last player case breaks I did landed me my first 1/1 in a case break. Since I had already purchased the red refractor and the superfractor.  I decided to try to complete the rainbow.   Outside of the printing plates, I just have the gold refractor and it will be complete.  

Starting to get things ready for Soxfest.  

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Eddie Robinson purchase

Eddie Robinson is currently the 6th oldest living MLB player (3rd for the White Sox).  None of the players older than Eddie played more games than him (1315 games overall).  During his 3 years in Chicago (1950-1952), he earned two all-star appearances.


1952-25.00% complete-67th overall
1951-24.39% complete-68th overall
1950-13.95% complete-75th overall

  1. 1950
    1. Appling, Luke
    2. Carrasquel, Chico
    3. Gumpert, Randy
    4. Judson, Howie
    5. Pierce, Billy
    6. Robinson, Eddie
    7. Wight, Bill
  2. 1951
    1. Boyd, Bob
    2. Carrasquel, Chico
    3. DeMaestri, Joe
    4. Gumpert, Randy
    5. Judson, Howie
    6. Minoso, Minnie
    7. Pierce, Billy
    8. Robinson, Eddie
    9. Wilson, Bob "Red"
    10. Zarilla, Al
  3. 1952
    1. Carrasquel, Chico
    2. Esposito, Sammy
    3. Judson, Howie
    4. Krsnich, Rocky
    5. Minoso, Minnie
    6. Pierce, Billy
    7. Rivera, Jim
    8. Robinson, Eddie
    9. Wilson, Bob "Red"
    10. Zarilla, Al

Jim Delsing purchase

Jim Delsing had a 10 year career in the majors that started in Chicago in 1948.  He was traded to the Yankees and then traveled a bit before heading back to Chicago in 1956.


1956-41.46% complete-47th overall
1948-17.65% complete-71st overall

  1. 1948
    1. Appling, Luke
    2. Bradley, Fred
    3. Delsing, Jim
    4. Gumpert, Randy
    5. Judson, Howie
    6. Kennedy, Bob
    7. Lyons, Ted (Manager)
    8. Wight, Bill
  2. 1956
    1. Aparicio, Luis
    2. Battey, Earl
    3. Delsing, Jim
    4. Donovan, Dick
    5. Dropo, Walt
    6. Esposito, Sammy
    7. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    8. Harshman, Jack
    9. Hatfield, Fred
    10. Jackson, Ron
    11. Keegan, Bob
    12. Kell, George
    13. Kennedy, Bob
    14. LaPalme, Paul
    15. Marion, Marty (Manager)
    16. Minoso, Minnie
    17. Pierce, Billy
    18. Rivera, Jim
    19. Staley, Gerry

Ray Herbert purchase

Ray Herbert was an all-star for the White Sox in 1962 and played on the South Side from 1961-1964.  He had an impressive 12 complete games during his all-star season.
1961-53.85% complete-25th overall
1964-51.35% complete-30th overall
1962-45.00% complete-43rd overall
1963-37.50% complete-56th overall

  1. 1961
    1. Aparicio, Luis
    2. Baumann, Frank
    3. Brice, Alan
    4. Esposito, Sammy
    5. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    6. Herbert, Ray
    7. Hershberger, Mike
    8. Horlen, Joe
    9. Larsen, Don
    10. Lepcio, Ted
    11. Lown, Turk
    12. Martin, J.C.
    13. McLish, Cal
    14. Minoso, Minnie
    15. Peters, Gary
    16. Pierce, Billy
    17. Pizarro, Juan
    18. Rivera, Jim
    19. Shaw, Bob
    20. Sievers, Roy
    21. Staley, Gerry
    22. Wynn, Early
  2. 1962
    1. Aparicio, Luis
    2. Baumann, Frank
    3. Berry, Ken
    4. Esposito, Sammy
    5. Farley, Bob
    6. Fisher, Eddie
    7. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    8. Herbert, Ray
    9. Hershberger, Mike
    10. Horlen, Joe
    11. Kenworthy, Dick
    12. Lown, Turk
    13. Martin, J.C.
    14. Peters, Gary
    15. Pizarro, Juan
    16. Sievers, Roy
    17. Stone, Dean
    18. Tiefenthaler, Verle
    19. Weis, Al
    20. Wynn, Early
  3. 1963
    1. Baumann, Frank
    2. Berry, Ken
    3. Buford, Don
    4. Fisher, Eddie
    5. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    6. Hansen, Ron
    7. Herbert, Ray
    8. Hershberger, Mike
    9. Horlen, Joe
    10. Martin, J.C.
    11. Nicholson, Dave
    12. Peters, Gary
    13. Pizarro, Juan
    14. Ward, Pete
    15. Weis, Al
    16. Wilhelm, Hoyt
  4. 1964
    1. Baumann, Frank
    2. Berry, Ken
    3. Buford, Don
    4. Burgess, Smoky
    5. Fisher, Eddie
    6. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    7. Hansen, Ron
    8. Herbert, Ray
    9. Hershberger, Mike
    10. Horlen, Joe
    11. Kenworthy, Dick
    12. Martin, J.C.
    13. McNertney, Jerry
    14. Minoso, Minnie
    15. Nicholson, Dave
    16. Peters, Gary
    17. Pizarro, Juan
    18. Ward, Pete
    19. Weis, Al
    20. Wilhelm, Hoyt

Don Larsen TTM Return

Don Larsen is most famous for his World Series perfect game with the Yankees.
He did have one your with Chicago in 1961.  He had a 7-2 record as a reliever.  He played for 7 teams over his 14 year career.

I sent this to him with $10.00 and it came back signed 10 days later.



1961-53.85% complete-25th overall
  1. 1961
    1. Aparicio, Luis
    2. Baumann, Frank
    3. Brice, Alan
    4. Esposito, Sammy
    5. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    6. Herbert, Ray
    7. Hershberger, Mike
    8. Horlen, Joe
    9. Larsen, Don
    10. Lepcio, Ted
    11. Lown, Turk
    12. Martin, J.C.
    13. McLish, Cal
    14. Minoso, Minnie
    15. Peters, Gary
    16. Pierce, Billy
    17. Pizarro, Juan
    18. Rivera, Jim
    19. Shaw, Bob
    20. Sievers, Roy
    21. Staley, Gerry
    22. Wynn, Early

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Johnny Romano purchase

Johnny Romano played 10 years in the majors.  He started his career on the South Side in 1958 and 1959.  He did appear in one game of the 1959 World Series.  He was part of the trade after the 1959 season that sent him to Cleveland with Norm Cash and Bubba Phillips for Dick Brown, Don Ferrarese, Minnie Minoso and Jake Striker.

He was traded before the 1965 season back to the White Sox.  The White Sox also got Tommie Agee and Tommy John. 

1965-61.76% complete-15th overall
1966-53.85% complete-24th overall
1958-50.00% complete-31st overall
1959-47.50% complete-37th overall

  1. 1958
    1. Aparicio, Luis
    2. Battey, Earl
    3. Boone, Ray
    4. Donovan, Dick
    5. Dropo, Walt
    6. Esposito, Sammy
    7. Francona, Tito
    8. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    9. Jackson, Ron
    10. Keegan, Bob
    11. Lown, Turk
    12. McAnany, Jim
    13. Mueller, Don
    14. Pierce, Billy
    15. Qualters, Tom
    16. Rivera, Jim
    17. Romano, Johnny
    18. Shaw, Bob
    19. Staley, Gerry
    20. Trosky Jr., Hal
    21. Wynn, Early
  2. 1959
    1. Aparicio, Luis
    2. Arias, Rudy
    3. Battey, Earl
    4. Boone, Ray
    5. Donovan, Dick
    6. Esposito, Sammy
    7. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    8. Hicks, Joe
    9. Jackson, Ron
    10. Lown, Turk
    11. Martin, J.C.
    12. McAnany, Jim
    13. Mueller, Don
    14. Peters, Gary
    15. Pierce, Billy
    16. Rivera, Jim
    17. Romano, Johnny
    18. Shaw, Bob
    19. Staley, Gerry
    20. Wynn, Early
  1. 1965
    1. Agee, Tommie
    2. Berry, Ken
    3. Buford, Don
    4. Burgess, Smoky
    5. Fisher, Eddie
    6. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    7. Hansen, Ron
    8. Heath, Bill
    9. Horlen, Joe
    10. John, Tommy
    11. Kenworthy, Dick
    12. Lary, Frank
    13. Martin, J.C.
    14. Nicholson, Dave
    15. Peters, Gary
    16. Pizarro, Juan
    17. Romano, Johnny
    18. Voss, Bill
    19. Ward, Pete
    20. Weis, Al
    21. Wilhelm, Hoyt
  2. 1966
    1. Agee, Tommie
    2. Berry, Ken
    3. Bradford, Buddy
    4. Buford, Don
    5. Burgess, Smoky
    6. Elia, Lee
    7. Fisher, Eddie
    8. Gutteridge, Don (coach)
    9. Hansen, Ron
    10. Horlen, Joe
    11. John, Tommy
    12. Kenworthy, Dick
    13. Martin, J.C.
    14. McNertney, Jerry
    15. Peters, Gary
    16. Pizarro, Juan
    17. Romano, Johnny
    18. Stanky, Eddie (Manager)
    19. Voss, Bill
    20. Ward, Pete
    21. Weis, Al
    22. Wilhelm, Hoyt