Monday, February 29, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

New Blog

In addition to my White Sox card blog, I have added a 2014 Topps blog.  I have over 130 cards signed and this will be my adventure to adding more to the collection. 

Vicente Romo consignment return

There are a couple of posters on scn who do some consignments in Mexico.   After several attempts, graveline was able to get Vicente Romo to sign these two cards. 

Wayne Granger TTM return

Mr granger was kind enough to send these back. By mistake, I forgot to include a Sase and will send him some money to cover what he paid.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Jerry McNertney TTM return

Mr. McNertney was kind enough to sign these four 8x10s and return in two weeks. 

Francisco Liriano purchase

I have tried for three years to get him TTM but have not had success.  Glad to get him from a scn purchase.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jim Landis return

  Happy to get these cards back. Mr. landis is a great TTM guy.  Unfortunately many players from the 59 sox team have passed away.  

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Trade and consignment return

Graveline on SCN was able to get the 2006 Kannapolis Intimidators card signed through one of his consignments.
The 82 Morrison card was part of a trade from some of my non-Sox cards.

Friday, February 19, 2016

eBay 8x10 purchases

Got these three photos from Chris Potter Sports.  He has some great items out there!  Check him out at 

Ricky Horton TTM return

Sent these two to the Cardinals stadium late last year.  They came back today.  Thanks Mr. Horton!

Trade return (Chris sale, Jason Coats)

I have been trading some of my non-White Sox cards for some White Sox cards (signed or not).  The trade today came from a FaceBook group I belong to and helped a fellow collector out with some Topps Heritage Cards for these two cards.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Trade return

Happy to get these in a purchase from a scn member who was at sox fest.  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Eddie Leon return

Mr. Leon is a great signer through the mail.  Earlier in the year, I purchased some more team photos and was glad to get him to start the 1973 and 1974 Team photos.

The bottom photo has been signed by
Eddie Leon
Chuck Lindstrom
Ted Wills
Don Eddy
Bob Kuzava
Fred Rath
Frank Kreutzer
Ron Hansen
Ken Berry
Buddy Bradford
Ray Herbert
Roy Sievers
Gil Coan
Joe DeMaestri
Cisco Carlos
Bob Wilson-RIP
Howie Judson
Ted Lepcio
Mike DeGerrick
Bill Gogolewski
Vito Velentnetti
John Flannery

Bob Priddy return

I sent to Mr. Priddy on 2/3 to his home.  8 days later, he signed these 2 photos in blue sharpie. 
The 1968 team photo has been signed by:
Pete Ward
Cisco Carlos
Wayne Causey
Bob Priddy
Walt Williams RIP

The Comiskey Park photo has been signed by:
Clay Carroll
Joe Hicks
Wayne Causey
Bob Priddy
Bruce Howard

Monday, February 8, 2016

Indianapolis Indians vs. Charlotte Knights 8/2/15

I took my family to the Indians/Knights game last Sunday.  I was pretty successful last year.

My daughter picked a helmet and my son and youngest picked a bat.

The day started off with Nate Jones coming by to sign my card.  He also signed for my kids.  Afterwards, several pitchers signed for my kids on their items. 

Right before the game, I got to talk to Richard Dotson a bit. We reminisced about billy pierce and he signed my cards and my daughters helmet while he commented on some of the other players who have signed (Melton and Baines as well as others). 

Joel Skinner came by and signed my cards. Right before the game I was able to get viciedo and Garcia.  Pretty good day!

White Sox Garage Sale

I went last year and had a good time finding some things so I decided to go again.  We were making the trek up for some Christmas shopping so it fit in to our schedule.  The sale began at 10:00.  I got to the park at 8:40 and there was a decent line but I believe I was in the first 50.  Within 10 minutes, they opened the door and allowed fans to go inside and wait.

I was in front of a big Sox/Hawks fan so I enjoyed having a conversation with him.  He lives in Chicago and has been able to see some cool things.

At 10:00, they started allowing fans in.  I was in by 10:10.  The first table I notice is the t shirt table. I don't have a lot of interest in the shirts so I move on. At the $1 table, I pick up a couple of items.  I continue to other tables, I pick up a Minnie minoso statue, sox welcome mat and a 05 media guide. I pass the signed balls for now and look at the autographed photos and pick up three at two dollars each.

I'm not big on jerseys but take a look but don't buy. As I don't see anything els, I go back to the balls and pick up three balls (Jeff keppinger, Erik Johnson and Jesse Crain). I go back and pick up some mini bats and call it a day. 

I spent about $100 in 15 minutes. Last year,I spent about the same and felt I could have doubled that.  This year, I don't think I could have purchased anything else. Photos to come. 

Trade return (Thomas, Ventura, Rowand, Ordonez)

Last week, I got probably my biggest TTM return ever in a Clayton Kershaw 2015 Topps Heritage Card.  While I was very pumped to get it, It didn't really fit in my collection of White Sox cards (or my casual collection of 2014 Topps Cards signed).  I did post the card on SCN just to show it off.  I did get another member who offered to buy or trade.  He shared with what he had and thought it was a fair trade for both sides.

I was able to meet Robin at SoxFest but he wasn't signing multiples so I got him on my larger items.  Frank's line was way too long and with Magglio out of the country, I am pretty excited to get these cards back.


Trade return (parallels)

After I purchased my 2016 Topps cards last week, I did post them on a Facebook group I belong to for trade.   This was my return for some non-Sox base cards from the 2016 Topps series.  

When I got back into cards in 2013, I wasn't a big fan of all of the parallels but they are growing on me.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Julio Cruz trade

A fellow scn member offered a consignment for Julio Cruz at the Mariners fan fest.  He was interested in a trade for some of my previously signed cards and I was able to get cards that I wanted for cards he wanted.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2016 Topps series 1

Wasn't going to buy any as I already am in a team break but as we were at Target, I couldn't resist.  Happy new card day!

Hoping for some good sox cards.  First I opened the medallion card...Fernando Valenzuela. 

Went to the 6th pack until a white sox card showed up.  Ended up with 3. 

Have some cards to trade if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Wayne Causey TTM return

In addition to my TTM returns from yesterday,these 3 8x10 photos came from Mr. Causey c/o home in 7 days.

1967 Photo signed by Ken Berry, Pete Ward and Gary Peters.
1968 Photo signed by Pete Ward, Cisco Carlos, Walt Williams (RIP) and Wayne Causey

Comiskey Park photo signed by Clay Carroll, Bruce Howard, Jim Hicks and Wayne Causey

Monday, February 1, 2016

TTM Returns today!

Had a big day of TTM returns.

Did get non White Sox returns from Clayton Kerhaw and Josh Hamilton.

Sox-related, got:
Steve Lyons c/o home
Nolan Sanburn c/o home
Frank Baumann c/o home.