Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Harpooned A Whale

I harpooned one of my white whales.

I got the one that was difficult, not because of availability, but because of price.... a Kris Bryant autographed card.

There are plenty of his certified autographs out there, but they run from $100 on up.  I run away from that.

So I went the budget route, which means the unlicensed route.

Here's what I picked up:

This is from Panini's Elite set.

It doesn't look too bad because his are is covering up most of the Cubs chest logo.  With his head turned side-ways, not much of the helmet's C is missing either.

If the prices on his card ever come down to more reasonable prices, I may upgrade to a licensed card.  For now, this will be just fine.

By my unofficial count, this makes the 114th different Cubs player to have a certified autograph card issued in a year he played for the Cubs and lists him as a Cub.

In Topps 2016 there's an autographed card for Jason Hammel, so I'll have to grab one.  I also suspect that Jason Heyward will have a certified card in a set or two this year.

Here are the 114 Cubs that are in my certified autograph collection:

Terry AdamsLeo GomezCorey Patterson
Arismendy Alcantara   Tom GorzelannyDavid Patton
Moises AlouKevin GreggCarlos Pena
Javier BaezAngel GuzmanBilly Petrick
Darwin BarneyBrendan HarrisFelix Pie
Francis BeltranKevin HartLou Piniella
Milton BradleyJose HernandezMark Prior
Roosevelt BrownBobby HillAramis Ramirez
Kris BryantRich HillAnthony Rizzo
Scott BullettMicah HoffpauirHenry Rodriguez
Freddie BynumCesar IzturisHenry Rodriguez
Marlon ByrdBrett JacksonChris Rusin
Andrew CashnerReed JohnsonAddison Russell
Larry CassianJacque JonesJeff Samardzija
Frank CastilloMatt KarchnerRey Sanchez
Welington CastilloDavid KeltonRyne Sandberg
Starlin CastroBrooks Kieschnick      Kyle Schwarber
Ronny CedenoBryan LaHairScott Servais
Rocky CherryJunior LakeJorge Soler
Matt ClementDerrek LeeAlfonso Soriano
Steve ClevengerJon LesterSammy Sosa
Buck CoatsCole LiniakGeovany Soto
Tyler ColvinGreg MadduxSteve Smyth
Juan CruzDave MagadanMatt Szczur
Blake DeWittCarlos MarmolRyan Theriot
Rafael DolisSean MarshallOzzie Timmons
Scott DownsScott MooreSteve Trachsel
Jason DubuoisMatt MurtonJermaine Van Buren
Kyle FarnsworthRod MyersTodd Walker
Mike FontenotRoberto NovoaTodd Wellemeyer
Kevin FosterWill OhmanRandy Wells
Dexter FowlerAugie OjedaTurk Wendell
Kyuji FujikawaMike OltJerome Williams
Kosuke FukudomeRyan O'MalleyKerry Wood
Sam FuldKevin OrieTravis Wood
Sean GallagherAngel PaganMichael Wuertz
Nomar Garciaparra Bob PattersonCarlos Zambrano
Matt GarzaEric PattersonJulio Zuleta


  1. Very nice! He is a tough guy to collect right now. I'm sure if you are patient you will get a deal on a licensed one eventually.

  2. impressive list, congrats on the bryant