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Entries on Thursday 18th February 2010

entry Feb 18 2010, 06:12 AM
Hello everyone
This is my first go around with this blog stuff so here goes.

I started being interested in Baseball cards back in the fifties.
As a farm kid late in 1954 while visiting my cousin in town I still remember seeing the the 53 Musial on one of the stacks of 53 bowmans on his kitchen table.
I then started buying 5c packs of Bowman in 1955. The second pack I got the first card was Nellie Fox, being a White Sox fan, I was hooked but like many others lost interest as I grew older. Around 1987 my son was six and I started bringing home packs of topps. We started going to shows and in 1993 started team collecting rather than sets. He with Cubs I with White Sox. I'm still at it.

Here's my White Sox Web Page with lots of pics, links and stuff:

My Webpage

and here's the White Sox part of my photobucket:

Chicago White Sox Collection



Thanks for you interest and good luck in your collecting.

entry Feb 18 2010, 06:11 AM
For my first card of Jared Mitchell (white sox draft pick) I've picked up an auto/jersey from Donruss(Panini) that's pretty nice:

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Entries on Friday 12th February 2010

entry Feb 12 2010, 11:44 AM
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Here's a nice 1956 card that I picked at a small local show.


Entries on Sunday 6th December 2009

entry Dec 6 2009, 12:29 PM
I added a card to my 1955 Bowman collection at the card show this morning: My project now 185/320 (57+ %)


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168 Yogi Berra


Entries on Sunday 23rd August 2009

entry Aug 23 2009, 12:50 PM
Basketball legend stars in a white sox masterpiece:

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Entries on Saturday 22nd August 2009

entry Aug 22 2009, 05:46 PM
Just got a refractor of Alexei Ramirez today:

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2009 Topps Chrome, nice card.
Trying for a Beckham, we'll see.

Entries on Sunday 16th August 2009

entry Aug 16 2009, 01:47 PM
My first card has come in of the new White Sox Phenom, Gordon Beckham. I hope to get many more.

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 | Category: Misc
entry Aug 16 2009, 01:45 PM
I just received my first order from Sportlots.
2008 Topps Heritage Then & Now TN2 Fox & aRod.

Great card and excellent and fast service from Sportlots.
I highly recommend.

This is my 84th Fox card. and I've got 34 more to 12,000 different Sox cards. (edit) up to 87 Fox cards and 12,000 + different)

Update:
Put in another order for 6 more cards including a 1975 Topps Mini
Fox-Banks. Will check back with list

Update

Received first two cards
1975 Topps Minis 373 Bill Sharp
1975 XOGraph (Kellogs) 14 Jorge Orta

Three More
1980 Laughlin Famous Feats 7 Nellie Fox
1975 Topps Minis 197 Nellie Fox (Ernie Banks)
1991 MDA George Foster

Last one of this order

1980 TCMA White Sox Greats Harry Hooper (replaces a damaged one in my collection)




Great Cards

 | Category: Checklists
entry Aug 16 2009, 01:45 PM
I am considering updating my sox checklist (225 pages-ms works 2000 spreadsheet) with 2006 and up lists.
It will be a big job though with all the parallels from the last couple years.

Just updated my list for the 1996 Dannon White Sox set. Got the complete list from Jason over on the whitesoxcards forum, Thanks.

entry Aug 16 2009, 01:44 PM
As I almost never buy boxes anymore, imagine my surprise when I found myself plunking down 20 bucks for a topps box at WalMart yesterday morning.

It was one of the Black boxes, with all the base cards in black.

Out of ten packs only one White Sox! Javier Vazquez. Did pull a Campanella AS Patch though (1949) as the patch card, and a Cal Ripken Legends of the Game.

Target is supposed to have a parallel set also, with old style cardboard and the old topps logo.

entry Aug 16 2009, 01:44 PM
Well I'm getting close to 12,000 different sox cards, only 17 away.
(edit) passed and then some now at 12172 different.

I added a couple of Fox cards late last year with one of the last auctions I've bid on eBay. The best one a 1977 Sertoma Stars. Also got a 1979 Walin Diamond Greats set of Sox, neat cards.

As far as the eBay follies, i've put a bid on a set of 2009 Topps Heritage White Sox lot (13). Its the first bid in three months due to the edict from on high concerning payment methods. (update: won the item)


Update: Just received the 09 Topps Heritage cards from ebay seller TJBSportcards, great cards, my first card of Wilson Betemit from the Swisher Yankee Deal. Also another Junior card as a Sox.

Update: Went to a show in Decatur, Il; found a few cards and a 2006 White Sox Heros deck. Best card, a 2008 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Aparicio-Rameriz Dual jesey.

Update: Added the 09 Topps White Sox set with the President Obama
card. Also just received a 1959 Armour Coin Nellie Fox (dark green) from eBay.


Well that's all for now

Take care

Richard

gosox55

entry Aug 16 2009, 01:44 PM
Here's a dandy 59 Armour Coin incoming today from eBay:
It's my third Armour Fox.

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entry Aug 16 2009, 01:44 PM
I'm in a pretty good mood. I've found a site that wants to upload my pc images. I started a ftp upload tonight and eventually I'll have all 11,966 (front and back) on the site. It's a great site if you like cards, especially White Sox cards.

Whitesoxcards.com

I'll check back in when the deal is finished.

Update 1:
All my pc through 1993 have been uploaded. Waiting for the site to finalize the procedure. (it took 8 hrs)

Update 2:
The first cards of my PC are showing up in 'Whats new'
I've seen some 55 Bowmans, and some 60 Leaf among many others.

Update 3:
They are all up. They will be slowly added as time goes by.
Check out What's new on the site.

 | Category: Checklists
entry Aug 16 2009, 01:44 PM
As you may have figured out my favorite player as a kid (and now) was (is) Nellie Fox. With that in mind here are the Fox cards I have:

My Nellie Fox Cards

(und) Exhibit (na)
(und) J D McCarthy Postcard (na)
1951 Bowman 232
1953 Red Man 5
1953 Bowman 18
1954 Red Heart (na)
1954 Bowman 6
1955 Bowman 33
1956 Topps 118 b (dark back)
1957 Topps 38
1958 Topps 400
1958 Topps 479
1959 Topps 408 (with Aparicio)
1959 Armour Coin (green) (na)
1959 Armour Coin (dark blue) (na)
1959 Bazooka (na)
1959 Topps 30
1959 Topps 556
1960 Armour Coin (green) (na)
1960 Topps100
1960 Topps 429 b (dark back)
1960 Topps 555
1961 Jays Publishing (na)
1961 Post 20 (Box)
1961 Topps 30
1961 Nu Scoops 472
1961 Topps 477
1961 Topps570
1962 Topps Stamps (na)
1962 Post 47
1962 Topps 73
1963 Jello36
1963 Post 36 b (bat on shoulder)
1963 Topps 525
1964 Topps 81
1975 Topps 197
1975 Topps Mini 197
1976 Chicagoland Collectors Greats (na)
1977 Sertoma Stars (na)
1980 Laughin Famous Feats 7
1981 TCMA 2a (portrait)
1981 TCMA 2b (fielding)
1982 Cramer (Pacific) 68
1983 MLB Pin (na)
1985 Coke (na) (with Cruz)
1985 Dover Reprint 18 (1953 Bowman)
1986 Sportlfics Decades Great 37 (with Aparicio)
1987 Nestle 13
1988 Pacific Legends 57
1991 Topps Archives 331
1992 Ziploc 9
1992 Bazooka Archives 17
1993 Action Packed 139
1994 Ted Williams 20
1996 Ameritech Stars of Yesterday Phone Card 3
1997 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame229
1998 Sports Collector's Digest 11
2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Bat B-NF
2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Jersey J-NF
2001 Topps Heritage Grandstand Glory THGG-NF
2001 Donruss Classics Legendary Lumberjacks LL4
2001 Fleer Platinum Winning Combinations 35
2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts 76
2001 Topps Tribute 85
2001 Topps Archives Reserve 27 of 100
2001 Topps Archives 95 of 450
2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Bat B-NFo
2002 Topps Archives Reserve 12
2002 Topps Tribute 12
2002 Fleer Dueling Duos 8
2002 Topps Archives 47
2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts 56
2002 Topps Archives 184
2003 Fleer Fall Classics 54
2003 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts 94
2004 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Jersey LSW-NF
2004 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts 83
2004 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Ultimate Swatches
2005 Donruss Greats Bat HOSF7
2005 Donruss Signature HOF 36
2005 Donruss Timeless Treasures 39
2005 Upper Deck Classics 71
2005 Upper Deck Classics Promo 71
2005 Donruss Champions 404
2005 Donruss Champions 405
2005 Donruss Champions Bat 404
2005 Donruss Champions Bat Card 405
2006 Chicago White Sox Hero Deck Playing Card (na)
2006 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts 59
2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts 21
2008 Topps Heritage Then & Now TN2

entry Aug 16 2009, 01:43 PM
I don't specifically collect Game Used to the exclusion of other cards but yesterday I received my 50th White Sox Game Used

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2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Jermaine Dye Jersey card

A very good looking card for a minor milestone.

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