Monday, December 28, 2015

AFL consignment return

Didn't do a whole lot of consignments for the AFL but am glad to get these two back signed.

Engel had a breakout season in Arizona.  Looking forward to seeing what he can do in 2016.  Wendelken was just traded for Lawrie and looks to be potential in the majors this year.


Trade returns.

These are from 2 different trades.  Definitely glad to add these to my collection and am always looking to trade my non-White Sox cards for White Sox cards.   






Monday, December 21, 2015

Greg Pryor private signing


I had some cards I sent to Mr. Pryor in 2013 and they never came back.  I decided a private signing would be my best way to get these done.  They came out great.

 

Ttm return...875 days later.

I began doing TTM in July of 2013 as I had a bunch of cards and thought it would be cool to get some signed.  I sent a bunch of stuff that first month and was hoping to get 50 percent return.  I sent this card to Mr. Contreras when he was playing in Pawtucket on July 29th, 2013.  It came back today...shocked and thrilled to see this come back.

I saw him pitch a couple of times when he was on the South Side.  In 2006 when he was on his hot streak of consecutive starts without a loss, I saw him pitch against the Twins Liriano and although the Sox lost, it was a great game.   

As of last year, he was still pitching.  I talked to him a bit at SoxFest and was preparing to pitch in Tijuana that year.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Jeff Samardzija trade


The end of the school year is always hectic.  I forgot that a member of SCF was looking to finish his 2015 Topps Update set.  Although he didn't have any cards that I needed, he did have a Photo Variation and a Rainbow Foil Jeff Samardzija card for 15 Topps Update cards.

Thanks!

D.J. Carrasco return


Was happy to get this cards back as it was out on consignment for almost a year.  I was a big fan of his as he was playing on the South Side.  

Monday, December 14, 2015

Joey Cora signing.

Extremely happy to get these back.  Joey Cora is a hard person to get so this was a big add to these photos.

This probably marks the end of sending these two items through the mail.  Hoping to get Carl Everett at SoxFest this year.




Friday, December 11, 2015

Another trade.

Been getting some new things due to trades.  If you currently don't use www.zistle.com to catalog your cards, I  highly recommend it.  I have received some good cards through the users of the site.

I was about to reject the trade as it involved a 2014 Topps Variation of Jose Abreu but since I have two, I went for it.  The item I was most excited about was this Tommy John coin.  This is the first coin I have in my collection but I really like it.


Also got some other cards that I didn't have in my collection, including a couple of varion cards (DeWayne Wise, Gavin Floyd, Alexei Ramirez, Adrian Nieto, Simon Castro, Josh Phegley)




 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Autograph trade return

Got some trades in yesterday. Included are mike devereaux, Wilson betemit, Ramon Castro, mark haddow, Andre rienzo, Keon Barnum and Jacob may. 


Trade return-2015 cards

Got these three cards back from a trade involving 3 Texas Rangers cards. Glad to add these to my collection.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2015 Micah Johnson Topps Chrome auto

Micah was one of my first TTM returns I got when I started collecting again in 2013.  I also was able to meet him at SoxFest 2014 and he signed a ball for my daughter when the Knights played the Indians.  As a fellow Hoosier from central Indiana, I will also root for him to do well.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Trade return 11/28

Made another trade with some of my duplicates.

Received:
1978 TCMA the 60's Jimmie Schaffer and Ken Berry
1992 Leaf Black Ozzie Guillen and Steve Sax
 for 1976 Topps Bill Melton, Jorge Orta and Bob Coluccio



2015 topps heritage chrome Jose Abreu

Pulled this card from a pack while shopping today.  This is my second Topps Heritage Chrome from this year (other being Micah Johnson)


Jim Rivera return

I have sent to Jim Rivera before and he always is a great signer.  Unfortunately, I forgot to send SASE so I will be sending him cash as he paid for postage.

Mr. Rivera was a speedy outfielder who led the league in stolen bases in 1955.  He spent 9 years in Chicago.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riverji01.shtml




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Jose Abreu 2015 topps 5 star


Although Abreu's signature is a little hard to read, I really like it.  I am fortunate to have a couple of his autographs.  I hope to get to meet him at SoxFest this year!

Everett Scott 1926 card


Another ebay purchase netted my new oldest card in my collection.   

Mr. Scott had a 13 year career that was winding down when he became a Pale Hose.  He did rank in the top 20 twice in MVP voting.

Donn Pall ttm return


Received these cards today c/o home with a 44 day wait.  The Pope was a pitcher I liked when I was younger during his playing days.  He had a successful 10-year career in the majors.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

eBay purchase...Marcus Semien 2014 Topps Chrome


Got this card from ebay for .20.  Marcus was part of the Jeff Samardzija trade and was a consistent player in Oakland with a positive WAR rating after 155 games.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/semiema01.shtml

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mail day 11/23

Got two packages today. Pretty excited about both.

First, a 2015 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Gold #71/99 of Jose Abreu.  

Then a 1988 Coke White Sox team set.  As I was 9 years old at the time, I was in my baseball craze time of my youth and loved going to White Sox games.




Friday, November 20, 2015

Bill Long return

Mr. Long was kind enough to sing the following four items through the mail.

Bill played 5 years for the White Sox.  He currently is a middle school teacher in the Cincinnati area.





Joe Hicks



I purchased an 8x10 photo for an signing hosted by Chris Potter (www.chrispottersports.com).  I was very happy how it turned out.

Mr. Hicks played parts of 2 seasons on the South Side in 1959 and 1960.  He had three seasons afterwards in Washington and New York.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Oscar Gamble return


Got this as a consignment return from a Yankees fanstasy camp.  Oscar has 2 stints with the White Sox (1977 and 1985).  His original stint came from a trade with the Yankees that sent the White Sox Gamble, Future Cy Young winner Lamar Hoyt for Bucky Dent.  Gamble was part of the South Side Hitmen that season.




Monday, November 9, 2015

Juan Pizarro return



Got my second of three balls returned today that I sent on 10/26.  Today it came back from a 2-time all-star Juan Pizarro from Puerto Rico.

Mr. Pizarro had a very successful 18 year career in the majors.  His 2 best years were his 2 years that he was named an All-Star in 1963 and 1964.  


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Roberto Hernandez ROMLB Return

Roberto Hernandez has always been a great signed through the mail.  Earlier in the year, I purchased a couple of balls with the hopes of getting them signed at some of the White Sox games I went to.  Although I wasn't successful at the games, I hoped to get them signed by players who achieved milestones while in a White Sox uniform (All-Star, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young...).  I sent 3 off in October.  This is the first to come back.

Roberto was a great closer for the Sox after taking over from Bobby Thigpen.  He was part of the infamous White Flag Trade of 1997.  He continued pitching until 2007 and was a very successful member of the bullpen throughout his years in Baseball. 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hernaro01.shtml

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Oldest card in my collection.

Just purchased this on Ebay.  1933 Goudey Card of Ralph Kress.  This is my oldest card in my collection.

Mr. Kress played 3 years in Chicago.  Overall, he played 19 years in the majors before going to a coaching career.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kressre01.shtml


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Brian McCall return

I'm a big fan of the OYW cards as they show the players who didn't get an opportunity to play long in the majors.

Mr. McCall played on the South Side for 2 years, 7 games total.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mccalbr01.shtml  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Kelly Dransfeldt return

Mr. Dransfeldt had a brief stint on the South Side in 2004.  Previously, he had parts of 3 seasons with the Texas Rangers.

Received this card c/o home in 22 days. 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dranske01.shtml




John Flannery return.

Sent this photo to Mr. Flannery c/o home and received it back 19 days later. 

John had a brief stint in the majors in 1977 (7 games). 

Thanks Mr. Flannery!
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/flannjo01.shtml 


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Trade return 10/31

Another trade return came in today.  Had some good returns.

Brian Drahman 91 Bowman
Wayne Edwards 90 Bowman
Scott Fletcher 90 Bowman, 91 Bowman
Craig Grebeck 90 Bowman, 91 Donruss
Greg Hibbard 90 Bowman, 90 Upper Deck
Marc Hill 84 Donruss
Charlie Hough 91 Bowman , 92 Upper Deck
Lance Johnson 91 Bowman





Rudy Law 84 Donruss
Vance Law 84 Donruss

Terry Leach 93 Upper Deck
Steve Lyons 91 Upper Deck
Gary Majewski 00 Topps Traded
Jack McDowell 92 Donruss 
Matt Merullo 90 Upper Deck
Donn Pall 92 Upper Deck
Dan Pasqua 90 Bowman
Ryan Sweeney-05 Topps First Year




Friday, October 30, 2015

Jerry Don Gleaton return.

Received these two photos c/o home in 13 days.  The first picture is one I'm really excited for as it will have players exclusively from the 80's which was when I began collecting and going to White Sox games.

The 2nd photo is of the 85 Team.  Currently signed by Gleaton and Fireovid.


He had 2 of his 12 years in the majors on the South Side.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gleatje01.shtml