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shortstop2025
01-31-2014, 04:39 PM
As a bunch of Spring Training requests are going out in the near future, and I'm starting to really get back into TTMing, I thought I'd start my own success thread because I enjoy reading all of the others. It really is amazing to read some of the successes that are posted on this site. Hopefully I can add to that throughout this thread.

I got my first return of the year today as 2003 AL Batting Champion, 2004 World Series Champion, and current Chicago Cubs hitting coach Bill Mueller signed a 2004 Bowman c/o Home. I remember watching Bill when he played for the Cubs in 2001 and he dove for a ball in foul territory at the old Busch Stadium and severely injured himself. As bad as that was, I still remember it to this day because I saw how he sprinted for that foul ball and gave up his body in an effort to make the play. I always really respected him after that and was really happy to see him win a World Series in Boston in 2004. Great to have him back in Chicago now!

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shortstop2025
02-10-2014, 11:48 PM
Dustin Hermanson signed a 2005 Topps in 19 days c/o Home. I'm now at 7/25 cards for my 2005 White Sox project. Still plenty of work to be done, but each one definitely helps.

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shortstop2025
02-12-2014, 09:33 PM
Got a nice Hall of Fame success today as Wade Boggs signed a 1987 Topps and a 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen in 13 days c/o Home. It's always great to get another Hall of Famer, and in Boggs' case, someone I actually used to watch when I first started getting into baseball as a little kid. Real happy about this success...and it helped that it was so quick.

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shortstop2025
02-14-2014, 06:19 PM
I got a real nice Valentine's Day gift today as Jim Bunning signed 3 cards in 15 days c/o Home. He even included a HOF '96 inscription on the Allen & Ginter on the right. I really admire someone like him that can succeed in two completely different fields, let alone two of the biggest fields our society has to offer in professional sports and politics.

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antoine38
02-16-2014, 09:44 AM
Nice Work !
Cant wait till things start rolling in with the Spring Training

awz50
02-16-2014, 12:48 PM
The boggs look great!

indyreds
02-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Awesome when you get those HOF successes rolling in! Don't laugh I think the way that you spoke about Mueller that his auto was more important to you than Boggs! To me that is cool as we all have our favs! Best of luck as you build your collection and once your White Sox project is done we would all love to see it!

shortstop2025
02-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Thanks guys, really appreciate it! And indyreds I did laugh at your comment. I do probably like the Boggs better but I've always been a Bill Mueller fan and I was pumped to get my first TTM back in quite some time as I started getting back into the hobby. The White Sox project will take me quite a while to complete but I will definitely share my progress and the hopeful end result.

dsolzman
02-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Boggs and Bunning, two of 3 HOFers I met in person. Boggs is a great guy, too.

shortstop2025
02-18-2014, 03:56 PM
I've heard he is a great guy. The fact that he signs so well through the mail too only adds to it.

shortstop2025
02-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Minnesota Twins #3 prospect Alex Meyer signed a 2013 Bowman Prospects card in 13 days c/o Twins Spring Training. I wrote in my LOR to him about how I thought that it was awesome that he was a substitute teacher during the offseason. The man signed a $2 million contract and he goes and makes $63 a day substitute teaching. Hopefully he can have a nice, long career in the MLB but if for some odd reason it doesn't work out for him, he will have something as a fallback plan. It's nice to see athletes take on these real world jobs for the experience.

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shortstop2025
02-27-2014, 12:56 AM
Kansas City Royals prospect Greg Billo signed a 2012 Bowman Prospects Purple in 14 days c/o Royals Spring Training. Billo grew up about an hour away from me and dominated while he was in high school. He's not a Top 10 prospect, but I do hope that he can one day overcome some of the injuries he's had and get up to the big leagues.

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shortstop2025
03-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Two cards came in over the past couple of days as Neal Cotts signed a 2004 Bazooka in 17 days c/o Rangers Spring Training. The Cotts autograph now puts me at 8/25 for my 2005 Chicago White Sox project.

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Also, Chicago Cubs star prospect Albert Almora signed a 2010 Bowman Drafts Prospect in 16 days c/o Cubs Spring Training. I was really upset to see that the signature smeared a bit. The card was prepped with baby powder before sending because I have had a little bit of trouble on some normal Bowmans. However, this one still smeared just a bit by where he inscribed his number. Nevertheless, it is a great return as there is a lot of excitement for this guy to come up. Between him, Baez, Soler, and a couple other guys, the Cubs could be real good for a long time in a few years.

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shortstop2025
03-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Dustin Ackley signed and personalized a 2011 Topps Update in 21 days c/o Mariners Spring Training. This was actually my 3rd attempt at Ackley, so I'm excited to finally have a signed card from him. I've been a fan of Ackley ever since his days at North Carolina, so I'm really hoping he can have a breakout year in 2014.

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shortstop2025
03-11-2014, 05:34 PM
I've been a little busy lately but have been lucky enough to have received 5 successes since Friday. Because I'm a big White Sox fan, I'm probably a lot happier with a lot of these than most people would be, but a few have the potential to be great players in the big leagues.

Matt Davidson 1/1
Adam Eaton 1/1
Courtney Hawkins 1/1
Andre Rienzo 1/1
Colby Lewis 1/1

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shortstop2025
03-24-2014, 01:41 PM
Been a little busy with school lately so haven't had a whole lot of time to post, but I have had a few successes recently. Cubs prospect Pierce Johnson signed a 2012 Bowman Draft Picks in 32 days c/o Cubs Spring Training. Johnson is the Cubs #6 rated prospect according to Baseball America, and the Cubs have a loaded farm system. I actually first heard of Johnson when I was in St. Louis during my senior year of high school for a spring break tournament and I attended a SLU vs. Missouri State college baseball game. Johnson played for Missouri State and there were professional scouts there to see him pitch. It's pretty cool seeing him then and now having this to add to my collection.

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I also received a signed card from former Ohio State star pitcher Alex Wimmers. Wimmers signed my Bowman Draft Prospects card and also included his own signed 2011 Topps Pro Debut in 397 days c/o Twins Spring Training. It's always great to see those returns that you wrote off a long time ago. He inscribed, "Go Big Ten!" on my card as I wrote in my letter that I go to U of I and I watched him pitch once when OSU played at Northwestern. Definitely a nice return from a good prospect from another team with a strong farm system.
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shortstop2025
04-03-2014, 12:45 AM
Three successes in as C.J. Edwards signed 1/1 in 50 days c/o Cubs Spring Training. Edwards is said to be the best player in the deal that sent Matt Garza to Texas last season, so nice to see a return from a future stud. Jorge Soler signed 1/1 in 46 days c/o Cubs Spring Training. The Cubs are real high on him as well so hopefully he can turn out pretty good as well. Lastly, Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison signed 1/1 in 48 days c/o Rangers Spring Training. Love seeing returns from guys I flat out respect. Matt Harrison is one of those guys. Very quietly, he's asserted himself as a pretty decent pitcher.

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indyreds
04-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Jason, keep your eyes open in the mail. You are getting a couple of items from me. They are not for your White Sox project, but a Chicago fan might like what is coming! Do not send me anything back and if you feel you might want to... Pay-It-Forward!

shortstop2025
04-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Wow thank you so much that is very nice of you! I will definitely be on the lookout. One thing though, I just updated my address since I realized I never did after I moved. Nothing goes to the old address anymore, so the new one should be correct. Hopefully you see this in time, but I really do appreciate that! I'll have to Pay-It-Forward!

shortstop2025
04-20-2014, 04:07 PM
Oakland A's prospect Tyler Ladendorf signed 1/1 in 48 days c/o Oakland A's Spring Training. Ladendorf was originally acquired by Oakland in exchange for Orlando Cabrera in 2009. He's another local Chicago product and is currently off to a torrid start at Triple AAA Sacramento for the A's. Hope to see him in a big league uniform soon.
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shortstop2025
06-02-2014, 05:49 PM
Padres LHP prospect and 2012 First Round Draft Pick Max Fried signed 1/1 in 72 days c/o Padres Spring Training. Really nice to see this one come back as Fried could be a promising pitcher in the MLB.

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shortstop2025
07-19-2014, 05:04 PM
So yesterday, I went to the Astros vs. White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field and I got in early for BP with a special ticket. I was about the 30th person in the ballpark so I figured it'd be prime time for some autographs. The gate that I entered was near the left field bleachers so I figured I'd stop down and see if I can get a ball. Sure enough as I walk down, a ball bounces right up to me. It was that easy. I figured okay perfect, I got a ball so now let's go try and graph.
I had brought a few balls with me to get signed so I walked over by the White Sox dugout. Robin Ventura signed a picture for my friend but left right after. All of a sudden, Jose Abreu walks into the dugout and starts signing. I'm holding a ball out and he grabs literally everyone around mine. He signed for about 3 minutes, signed my friends ball, and then said, "No mas." I was so bummed as he's literally my favorite player this year, along with Chris Sale. Abreu seemed to give me a look like, "you're not a little kid" so he took everyone else's. I hate my buddy for looking like he's 12 and getting his autograph.
We waited around a little more. Then Paul Konerko comes over and signs but says he can't stay long. My luck has to change, right? He signs for a bunch of kids and I was holding my 2005 WS ball that I've been trying to get him to sign for years. I even said that to him. No luck. No dice. Walked away without a single graph. Maybe I'm just not good at graphing at the park, but still had a great time. I bought the special Konerko bobble head that they're currently selling for a couple games, so it'd be sweet to get that signed in the future, along with the WS ball of course. We also made friends with Carlos Corporan of the Astros as he was shagging BP. He was loving us and even spotted us in the 7th inning after he warmed up the pitcher. He gave us a point as he walked back to the dugout.

So no autographs, but can never complain when you walk away with a ball and have a nice time out with your buddies afterwards.
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On another note, I did get a Spring Training TTM back as Christian Colon signed a card. Colon was recently called up a couple of weeks back so that was pretty cool to see that in the mail.
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shortstop2025
07-29-2014, 09:33 PM
A few more cards Spring Training cards have come in recently. Red Sox prospect Matt Barnes signed 1/1 in 155 days c/o Red Sox Spring Training. Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia signed 1/1 in 158 days c/o Twins Spring Training. And finally, Diamondbacks prospect Chris Owings signed 1/1 in 162 days c/o Diamondbacks Spring Training.

*Note: For some reason, the site won't allow me to add in the images for the other 2 cards.
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shortstop2025
12-08-2014, 10:48 PM
Been quite some time since I posted...haven't sent out much since Spring Training and have been crazy busy at school. I got a job and begin full time employment next August, so maybe I can have some more time devoted to this!

With that being said, I have had a few successes that have rolled in from Spring Training. Definitely a nice surprise as I went home for Thanksgiving break. Pics to come after I leave the library...this post is my break for a final exam that I have tomorrow.

Mark Appel 1/1 in 224 days c/o Astros Spring Training
Mike Foltynewicz 1/1 in 243 days c/o Astros Spring Training
Addison Reed 2/2 in 273 days c/o Diamondbacks Spring Training
Jonathan Gray 1/1 in 299 days c/o Rockies Spring Training
Clint Frazier 1/1 in 285 days c/o Indians Spring Training

shortstop2025
01-10-2015, 07:03 PM
I hardly ever send out TTM requests to NFL players. In fact, I have only sent out and received 1 in my life and that was Robbie Gould. But I decided to send out a request to recent HOF inductee Andre Reed, and sure enough, I came home today from vacation to find that Reed signed 1/2 in 11 days c/o Home. The signature looks great and that is a really nice success from an HOFer. He did ignore my request at an HOF '14 inscription, but most do not include that on a card anyways, so it does not bother me at all.

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shortstop2025
01-14-2015, 03:27 PM
J.A. Happ signed 1/1. I was searching through my Excel document that I keep all of my send-offs posted in and I must have forgotten to include Happ's name in it when I sent it off. I honestly completely forgot that I had sent this card out as I must have sent this out around 2012. Regardless, he's a local guy who went on to pitch at Northwestern. The Northwestern baseball program hits home for me as I have some good friends that play there, and I am even attending the Northwestern vs. Illinois basketball game tonight. Although I am happy with getting a Northwestern guy in Happ, I am not sure how good of a sign that is that I got a Northwestern alum's autograph back today, and I'll be going to the game rooting for my Illini...

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shortstop2025
01-26-2015, 11:07 PM
A lot of MLB teams had their annual winter FanFests this weekend, including the White Sox who hosted SoxFest. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend and I am really bummed about it since many of the 2005 World Series members were there. It would have been great to help my '05 project out. However, a good friend of mine was able to go and he completely surprised me when he came back to school and gave me a signed card of Geoff Blum. He told Blum that the card was for his friend who really wanted to come but was not able to attend. Blum then said, "Oh really, how come?" My buddy said that I was back at college, to which Blum responded, "Oh yea, kid's gotta party." Sounds like a pretty cool guy and I'm real happy to get him on a card.

I've slowed up a bit on this project, but I figured it would take me awhile to complete. I'm now at 9/25 of the '05 White Sox so any help is much appreciated.

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shortstop2025
02-10-2015, 06:43 PM
Today I received my favorite success in quite awhile as Goose Gossage signed a ROMLB beautifully in blue pen in 29 days c/o Home. This was the first baseball that I have ever sent out and I have been checking my mailbox everyday hoping to see this one back. I checked today and finally saw my bubble envelope stuffed into my mailbox. Goose came up with the White Sox so that makes this one that much more special. This is my first HOF baseball and what I hope to be the start of many more to come.

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djauwerda
02-11-2015, 08:37 AM
Gossage is gorgeous! Love his sig. Looks awesome, congrats! Happ is a white whale of mine, he grew up about half an hour from me. Never been able to get him.

shortstop2025
02-11-2015, 03:11 PM
Thanks I appreciate it. I forgot I had even sent the Happ out so maybe yours will show up eventually.

shortstop2025
02-23-2015, 07:07 PM
I received 2 TTM's from last year's spring training as Lucas Giolito signed 1/1 in 372 days c/o Nationals Spring Training and Kaleb Cowart signed 2/2 in 370 days c/o Angels Spring Training.

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cubbies1908
02-23-2015, 07:50 PM
I received 2 TTM's from last year's spring training as Lucas Giolito signed 1/1 in 372 days c/o Nationals Spring Training and Kaleb Cowart signed 2/2 in 370 days c/o Angels Spring Training.

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Nice Giolito success. He looks like he is going to be a great pitcher!

shortstop2025
02-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Nice Giolito success. He looks like he is going to be a great pitcher!

Thanks a lot, much appreciated! I sure hope he is, I remember when he and Max Fried were both drafted out of the same high school. I now have gotten both of them back so we'll see how they pan out.

shortstop2025
02-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Got my Bobby Doerr ball back today in 11 days c/o Home. I'm now 2/2 on baseballs through the mail in my life (and this month). I have unfortunately seen some poor autographs from Bobby recently on this site, but I decided to take a gamble and see what I'd get. After all, he is 96 and it's great that he is still taking the time to sign. The autograph is not too bad compared to what I've seen, although the 86 in his HOF inscription is a bit smudged. That's okay though, I'm not too bummed about it. I'm happy to have received my second HOF baseball in the span of 10 days!

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shortstop2025
06-05-2015, 02:13 PM
A rare non-sports autograph for me, but just received a signed 8x10 from Bob Barker c/o email in 9 days. My friends and I always wanted to go on The Price is Right because we thought it would be hilarious and a lot of fun. We even had a whole plan about how we were going to get on the show. Unfortunately, we just have not made it out there together...yet.

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shortstop2025
06-07-2015, 02:52 AM
I just got home from Champaign where I went to the University of Illinois vs Vanderbilt Super Regional baseball game. Vanderbilt destroyed U of I 13-0 and it's easy to see why they are the defending champs. Carson Fulmer threw a gem and the entire Vandy team was impressive. After the game, I stuck around to try and get Fulmer, Dansby Swanson, and Walker Buehler to sign baseballs. All three are potential top 20 picks in tomorrow's MLB Draft, with Swanson possibly going #1 and Fulmer going top 10. I was unable to find Buehler after the game, but I did end up getting both Swanson and Fulmer.

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Lastly, the Illini have a potential top 3 pick themselves in Tyler Jay. Now this is an interesting one because I am friends with a bunch of guys on the team and I would often see Ty around. I've played basketball with him, I see him out, etc. We usually stop and talk for a few minutes whenever we see each other. Because I am pretty friendly with him, I just could not get myself to ask him to sign a ball for me. So a good friend of mine on the team knows of my collection and was able to get Ty to sign a B1G Ten baseball and he gave it to me. The ball is not brand new, but that is okay with me. My buddy got me that ball and a ticket to the game so I am one happy man.

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All in all, we lost, but I greatly enjoyed the game. The atmosphere was terrific, and I highly recommend going to a college playoff game. I ended up getting 3 autographs, and all of them are most likely going to be top 10 picks in tomorrow's MLB Draft. I'd say that's a pretty good day.

cubbies1908
06-08-2015, 10:14 PM
Too bad the Illini lost, but you did really well on the autos. I was hoping Tyler Jay would go to the Cubs, but it is great that Swanson went #1 overall. A solid night of graphing for you. I guess Vanderbilt is too good, but never the less a great season for the Illini. It is very cool that you know Tyler.

shortstop2025
06-14-2015, 12:36 AM
Too bad the Illini lost, but you did really well on the autos. I was hoping Tyler Jay would go to the Cubs, but it is great that Swanson went #1 overall. A solid night of graphing for you. I guess Vanderbilt is too good, but never the less a great season for the Illini. It is very cool that you know Tyler.

Can't really complain with the results the way the draft turned out. Even nicer that Fulmer was drafted by the Sox! Definitely a good day...and you're right, a good season for the Illini.

Now Go Hawks!

shortstop2025
11-09-2015, 10:26 PM
Now that I graduated from school, I've been getting caught up with my real world job, so it's been awhile for me. However, former White Sox World Series Champ Cliff Politte signed 1/1 in 8 days c/o Home. I was a big fan of Politte back in the day so this was a nice get for me. I couldn't this Topps Total card of him online anywhere, and I was lucky that I asked a friend of mine one day if he had one (basically the only person I actually know that enjoys this as much as I do) and he just so happen to have an extra.

I'm now at 9/25 signed cards of the 2005 White Sox World Series. Very slowly making progress but we will get there eventually! If anyone can help by 50/50, trade, or in whatever other way, feel free to message me.

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shortstop2025
12-19-2015, 06:07 PM
A little late in posting this, but I treated myself to a birthday present with a Johnny Bench signed 8x10. Johnny has his own website where you can either purchase an autograph or send something in to be signed. I normally don't buy autographs but I couldn't resist the price as it was marked down on a Black Friday sale. The picture and inscription look great, so I'm real happy with the find.

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shortstop2025
12-23-2015, 10:51 PM
Yesterday, while I was busy closing out the week at work, my brother and his buddy went to an Alshon Jeffery signing at a somewhat nearby Jewel. Alshon was sponsoring a coat drive, and my brother was able to get a signed 8x10 for himself. Alshon was kind enough to also sign a card that my brother had on him, which he gave to me. No complaints from a nice little surprise.

Hope everyone has a nice holiday season and is looking forward to a happy and healthy new year!

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arfmax
12-24-2015, 01:38 AM
If you don't mind my asking, what town was it in?

shortstop2025
12-24-2015, 03:53 AM
If you don't mind my asking, what town was it in?

I don't mind at all. It was at a Jewel in Gurnee. It was for the Chicago Bears coat drive I believe.

shortstop2025
01-31-2016, 06:28 PM
I ended up going to SoxFest for the first time this year and I went on both Saturday and Sunday. Overall, I'd say that it was pretty successful.

Saturday
A couple of my buddies and I started off the weekend on Saturday morning going for the 2005 World Series guys that were there, Jose Contreras, Carl Everett, and Willie Harris. For my 2005 collection, I already had cards of Contreras and Harris signed, but Everett is a tough one, so I was happy to knock him out of the way. I got an 8x10 of Contreras that looks dark in the picture, but in a better light, it turned out decently. As mentioned, I got the card of Everett. I got another card signed by Harris - just so happened to be an '05 Topps World Series card, so I'm going to use that one on my final product once I collect the whole team. With the addition of Everett, I'm now at 10/25 of the 2005 White Sox. I am always looking for help, so once again, any help is very much appreciated!


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After Harris, we ended up waiting in line for 3 minor leaguers, but one of them was the Sox #1 prospect, Tim Anderson. He was the main reason to go so we hustled and got a wristband for his line. The other two were Adam Engel, the Arizona Fall League MVP, and Eddy Alvarez, who before he became a professional baseball player, was a silver medalist speed skater at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Alvarez and Anderson both signed 8x10s, and I'm never one that really cares what a signature looks like, but what I really like about Alvarez's signature is that he includes the Olympic logo. I was supposed to also get Engel on an 8x10 but the guy that sold us the photos gave us the wrong guy. Kind of unfortunate, so I had Engel sign my pass.

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The last set of the day included more minor leaguers - these just so happen to be the best groups overall signing. We made it back with plenty of time to get a wristband for Jacob May, Carson Fulmer, (http://s11.postimg.org/40i49t32b/IMG_2351.jpg) last year's #8 overall pick in the draft, and Trey Michalczewski. (http://s30.postimg.org/8nvspbl7l/IMG_2350.jpg) In order, those are the Sox #5, #2, and #4 top prospects overall, and they all signed an 8x10.

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Sunday
My friend and I arrived at 7:00 a.m. this morning, 2 hours before it opened. My goal was to get an 8x10 of Chris Sale. However, there were a few hundred people in front of us, and they were only giving out 100 Sale wristbands. Everyone was going for him. I ended up ditching that effort, and settled in the Avisail Garcia line. I got an 8x10 of Avi Garcia which wasn't so bad considering that the 9:00 a.m. signers weren't all that special.


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I just so happened to find Alex Avila and Dioner Navarro hanging out at the #SoxSocial Lounge that they had set up at the Hilton. I first went up to Avila and held out a junk ball for him. Before I could mutter the words to ask him to sign on the sweet spot, he signed on the side of the ball. I was a little upset by that, but that's okay. I ended up going up to Navarro and had him sign the same ball, making it a 2016 White Sox catchers ball. Avila and Navarro signed on opposite sides, but I think I made the best of it.


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In the end, I ended up getting 4 of the top 5 prospects for the Sox, who don't necessarily have the strongest farm system, but still could produce some big leaguers. The big guys like Sale and Abreu drew huge crowds, so I'll have to get them some other time. Todd Frazier only was there on Friday night, and I unfortunately was not. I also got a picture with Jose Contreras and the 2005 World Series trophy and I also won a Paul Konerko bobblehead, along with 5 free tickets to an upcoming game this season. I had a lot of fun this weekend, and I'm excited to hopefully go back next year!

shortstop2025
03-02-2016, 06:52 PM
The first 2016 Spring Training success rolled in as Aaron Nola signed 1/1 in 8 days c/o Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training. I only sent out about 15 cards in total this Spring Training, but here's hoping for a solid spring!



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gojacks
03-02-2016, 08:08 PM
One of the nicest athletes! Always talked baseball with me when he was at LSU

gojacks
03-02-2016, 08:09 PM
And btw that Fulmer is sick!