Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Few New Autographs and Relics

I went on a little shopping spree to add a few more autographs and relics.  None of these broke the bank; in fact they were all quite cheap.

This Cracker Jack relic from 2004 set me back all of 77¢.  I've been trying to add at least one relic for any significant Cub player that has a relic available.  No reason for taking so long to get Alou's, that's just how it worked out.  One problem: I keep all of my relics in nine pocket sheets in alphabetical order.  Alou is now the first card, which meant that I had to shift every single card over one pocket to the right.

It took three bucks to get Little Dougie's auto on this Fleer '89 card.  It's not certified or anything, but I don't think anyone is going to get rich forging Doug Dascenzo's autograph onto cards at three bucks a crack.  Dascenzo was one of those guys who wasn't the most gifted player on the field, but what he lacked in talent he made up for with hustle.

This one goes in the Billy Williams PC.  It was the most expensive of the three, but it only cost me $6.49.  It also came with a certificate of authenticity.  Canadian Club issued six different cards in 1996, which were given away free with a bottle of their whiskey.  It looks like they didn't have an MLB license, since all the logos are gone.  When I was a kid we would bug mom to buy Kelloggs cereal for the 3D cards.  I guess in '96 the kids bugged mom to buy a bottle of booze.


  1. I like the design on of the Williams card.

  2. Don't forget Dascenzo's 0.00 ERA over 5 IP!

  3. I have several Dascenzo TTM autographs from back in the day. He and Shawon Dunston were the main reasons I would watch Cubbie games. I really need to organize my cards and figure out how many of his cards I have.

    JT, The Writer's Journey

    1. Dascenzo seems like the kind of guy who would be a good TTMer.

  4. Love the Dascenzo auto. I was really close to starting a Dascenzo player collection but realized I had plenty to chase with Ryno.