I live in a town of 10,000 people and there aren't too many baseball card collectors among the 10,000. The nearest card shop is at least an hour away. I have very few opportunities to talk cards with anyone around here. But this blog gives me the chance to not only talk cards, but to get advice and direction from fellow collectors.
Case in point: Last week I had a post about my autographed card collection. My rule is to have at least one certified autograph for each Cub that had a certified autograph issued during a season in which they were active with the Cubs. I thought that my Nomar Garciaparra auto was my last, but I also asked for help--was I missing anyone.
I was. In fact, it looks like I was missing six different players. Your extra eyeballs were a great help...and an excuse to go shopping!
First, I had to clean up my list a little. I had Bill Madlock included, though his card was from well past his years with the Cubs. He came off. Same thing for DJ LeMahieu--his only active season with the Cubs was 2011 and the autograph cards for him are from his minor league days.
Of the additional six, five were easy to find...three on ebay and two from Checkoutmycards. The hard one is of Kosuke Fukudome. He's got an autograph from Upper Deck Timelines 2008, but I've never seen one....let the quest begin
Here are the five easy cards....
....one Hall of Famer...
....and four guys who won't even get a sniff of Cooperstown
My new updated list is below. All right you extra eyeballs, am I finished now??
Cubs players with a certified autograph issued during a season they played with the Cubs
|Terry Adams||Leo Gomez||Billy Petrick|
|Moises Alou||Tom Gorzelanny||Felix Pie|
|Darwin Barney||Kevin Gregg||Lou Piniella|
|Francis Beltran||Angel Guzman||Mark Prior|
|Milton Bradley||Brnedan Harris||Aramis Ramirez|
|Roosevelt Brown||Kevin Hart||Anthony Rizzo|
|Scott Bullett||Jose Hernandez||Henry Rodriguez|
|Freddie Bynum||Rich Hill||Jeff Samardzija|
|Marlon Byrd||Micah Hoffpauir||Rey Sanchez|
|Andrew Cashner||Reed Johnson||Ryne Sandberg|
|Larry Cassian||Matt Karchner||Scott Servais|
|Frank Castillo||Brooks Kieschnick||Alfonso Soriano|
|Starlin Castro||Bryan LaHair||Sammy Sosa|
|Ronny Cedeno||Derrek Lee||Geovany Soto|
|Buck Coats||Greg Maddux||Ryan Theriot|
|Tyler Colvin||Dave Magadan||Ozzie Timmons|
|Juan Cruz||Sean Marshall||Steve Trachsel|
|Blake DeWitt||Scott Moore||Jermaine Van Buren|
|Rafael Dolis||Matt Murton||Todd Walker|
|Scott Downs||Rod Myers||Todd Wellemeyer|
|Kyle Farnsworth||Will Ohman||Randy Wells|
|Mike Fontenot||Kevin Orie||Turk Wendell|
|Kevin Foster||Angel Pagan||Kerry Wood|
|Kosuke Fukudome||Bob Patterson||Travis Wood|
|Sam Fuld||Corey Patterson||Carlos Zambrano|
|Sean Gallagher||David Patton||Julio Zuleta|
|Nomar Garciaparra||Carlos Pena|