Friday, February 17, 2017

2017 Topps Series 1

I have made a lot of purchases on ebay of 2017 Topps as I have been selling other stuff pretty well.  Here has been my haul so far.
Usually not a big fan of the buybacks.  I have been lucky to win the Lawrie Negative and the Pink Eaton card as last second snipes.

 Making a decent dent in the rainbow foils so far.  Hope to get some more soon.

 Not many Gold cards yet.  Almost missed the black card and put it with the duplicates.

2016 Panini Extra Elite Case Break Results

I have become a big fan of Panini Extra Elite.  I just wish they had logos on them.  Anyways, I won two case breaks.  Was able to get some great autos from the recent draft class.  The Fulmer patch auto is a very sweet card.

Roberto Hernandez TTM return

Roberto is one of the best TTMing players from the 90's.  He returned these back after a 10 days.

Alan Bannister Return

After Soxfest, I sent two sets of 8x10's out.  Yesterday, the first one came back from Alan Bannister, who signed 4 team photos.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

SoxFest day 3

I'll post pics later.

Like most years, the time on Sunday is limited due to my parents watching my kids and the desire to make the 3 hour trip home while there is still daylight.  The lack of stars on Sunday also had something to do with it being a short trip.  There were a couple of players I would have loved to got but they seem to be regulars so I will hit them up in future years.

I got in line about 6:15-6:30 and was surprised how few people were waiting.  I decided to forego the 9:00 signings in favor of Zack Collins and Zack Burdi at 9:30.  We were able to get a wristband in about the 40-50 range so we were good to go there.  As we got Burdi earlier, I had a panoramic and our flag to get signed with him.  I was hoping to get collins on some cards but the security was keeping an eye on the one-per rule.  I am happy to get Collins on the multi-signed items.

We finished with Collins and Burdi at 9:45 so we went to see how the 9:00 signings were going.  Willie Harris and Charlie Tilson still had wristbands available so we went to there line and got Willie on some world series stuff and Tilson on our flag and panoramic.

We then saw the coaches line was still giving out braclets.  Cooper cancelled but was able to get Renteria and Steverson on some multi-signed items.  We then called it a day.

All in all, this was our most succesful Soxfest in terms of autographs and players as we ever had.  I look forward to spring training beginning and seeing how the season goes.

Final count 108 autographs from 26 players!

Mail day

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Soxfest day 2

i got in line about 6:00.  They hadn't opened the waiting area so we were ok the hallway and I wasn't sure how far back we were.  Once we got in the waiting area, I saw that we were about 300th in line.

I would have been happy with any of the first signings but decided to go with bo Jackson.  We were pretty early in the line and he was quick with signing as it was only the provided photo.  We were able to sneak into another 9:00 signing with Tim Anderson.  Last year Tim signed multiples but not this year so we got a photo and a topps now card.

As there were not any signings until 10:30, we got a bracket for tyler Danish and nate jones. As nate signed a lot for us yesterday, we got him on a baseball and a photo for my daughter.  Tyler Signed 6 cards and 2 multi signed items

After, I was hoping to get Matt Davidson and zack Collins but we just missed so we went back to Eric soderholm and Ken kravec to get on some team photos.  I had one more card from Jennings to get so I was hoping to get in an 11:30 line but it was closed so I got a bracket for 1:00 signing with Carson fulmer and Miguel Gonzalez while my wife went in tyler saladino's line to get an 8x10 for my other daughter.  

While waiting for the 1:00 signing, I walked around and saw Ron Kittle signing.  I know he doesn't sign his topps rookie card without a fee, I had cash for him and he started to sign but he smeared it.  He said he would get another for me and sign at his 2:30 so he teared it up but signed  my other card of his

After I got fulmer on a card and Gonzalez on one multisigned item, I got in line for renteria and got him on the same item.

I then went back to get a bracket for kittle and Baines but just missed it so we got our brackets for Harris and darrin Jackson. We then walked around and I got dan Jennings on the last card I had of his. Then we got willie on three cards and two multi signed items and Jackson on a ball and flag.

As there were no other signings, we went to seminar about the farm system and I was able to get Chris Getz on three cards.

There won't be much tomorrow as there isn't a lot of wants that are early.  So far it has been a very productive and fun weekend.