I've been looking for a certified auto from Nomar's time with the Cubs. Not too many are available. The cheapest one I could find has a Cubs logo but the picture shows him with Boston. That won't do. The only other option I found was this...
...from 2005 Sweet Spot Signatures. Though more expensive, it is a really nice card. The baseball insert with the autograph on it is a great touch. It looks like he signed with a pen, so I'm not worried about the autograph fading like it has on other Sweet Spot cards.
Nomar was the last certified autograph that I was looking for. My goal is to have a certified autograph of any player that has one from his playing time with the Cubs. I've searched ebay several times and tried to come up with a comprehensive list.
I came up with 76 different players:
|Terry Adams||Leo Gomez||Carlos Pena|
|Moises Alou||Tom Gorzelanny||Billy Petrick|
|Darwin Barney||Kevin Gregg||Felix Pie|
|Francis Beltran||Angel Guzman||Lou Piniella|
|Milton Bradley||Kevin Hart||Mark Prior|
|Roosevelt Brown||Jose Hernandez||Aramis Ramirez|
|Scott Bullett||Rich Hill||Anthony Rizzo|
|Freddie Bynum||Micah Hoffpauir||Henry Rodriguez|
|Marlon Byrd||Reed Johnson||Jeff Samardzija|
|Andrew Cashner||Matt Karchner||Rey Sanchez|
|Larry Cassian||Brooks Kieschnick||Scott Servais|
|Frank Castillo||Bryan LaHair||Alfonso Soriano|
|Starlin Castro||Derrek Lee||Sammy Sosa|
|Ronny Cedeno||DJ LeMahieu||Geovany Soto|
|Buck Coats||Greg Maddux||Ryan Theriot|
|Tyler Colvin||Bill Madlock||Ozzie Timmons|
|Juan Cruz||Dave Magadan||Steve Trachsel|
|Blake DeWitt||Sean Marshall||Todd Walker|
|Rafael Dolis||Scott Moore||Todd Wellemeyer|
|Scott Downs||Rod Myers||Randy Wells|
|Kyle Farnsworth||Kevin Orie||Turk Wendell|
|Mike Fontenot||Angel Pagan||Kerry Wood|
|Kevin Foster||Bob Patterson||Travis Wood|
|Sam Fuld||Corey Patterson||Carlos Zambrano|
|Sean Gallagher||David Patton||Julio Zuleta|
I think this is everyone, but there are some notable players missing. Ryan Dempster has auto cards from other teams, and plenty of Cubs relic cards, but no autos. I've never seen a certified auto for Kosuke Fukudome, either. Otherwise, I think I've got any notable player covered. My fear is that I've missed some rookie with one card, a guy like David Patton (who??).
Anyone notice a name missing from my list??
Am I done....until the 2013 cards come out??