Thursday, March 6, 2014

Two New Autographs

I have this rule for my autograph collection:  at least one certified autograph of any player that had one issued during a season they played for the Cubs and the card shows them as a Cub.

A couple new release have autograph cards for players that I think will fit my rule, so I went ahead and got the cards.

Outfielder Junior Lake has an autograph in Turkey Red.  Unfortunately, it looks like Topps is back in the sticker auto game.  Many of the autographed cards from the past couple years were on-card.  But Lake's is a sticker.  Isn't is nice that he have a very minimalist signature on a card with a minimalist design.

Pitcher Chris Rusin has an autograph in Panini's version of Donruss.  

Both Lake and Rusin should spend some time with the 2014 Cubs.  If they do, then I'm set with their autographs.  If not, I only wasted a few bucks.

With these two additions, this part of my autograph collection is up to 103 players...

Take a look at my list.  Anyone notice a name that I'm missing?  I'm always looking to add any that I may have omitted.

Terry AdamsKevin GreggCorey Patterson
Moises AlouAngel GuzmanDavid Patton
Darwin BarneyBrendan HarrisCarlos Pena
Francis BeltranKevin HartBilly Petrick
Milton BradleyJose HernandezFelix Pie
Roosevelt BrownBobby HillLou Piniella
Scott BullettRich HillMark Prior
Freddie BynumMicah HoffpauirAramis Ramirez
Marlon ByrdCesar IzturisAnthony Rizzo
Andrew CashnerBrett JacksonHenry Rodriguez
Larry CassianReed JohnsonChris Rusin
Frank CastilloJacque JonesJeff Samardzija
Starlin CastroMatt KarchnerRey Sanchez
Ronny CedenoDavid KeltonRyne Sandberg
Rocky CherryBrooks Kieschnick       Scott Servais
Matt ClementBryan LaHairAlfonso Soriano
Steve ClevengerJunior LakeSammy Sosa
Buck CoatsDerrek LeeGeovany Soto
Tyler ColvinCole LiniakSteve Smyth
Juan CruzGreg MadduxRyan Theriot
Blake DeWittDave MagadanOzzie Timmons
Rafael DolisCarlos MarmolSteve Trachsel
Scott DownsSean MarshallJermaine Van Buren
Jason DubuoisScott MooreTodd Walker
Kyle FarnsworthMatt MurtonTodd Wellemeyer
Mike FontenotRod MyersRandy Wells
Kevin FosterRoberto NovoaTurk Wendell
Kyuji FujikawaWill OhmanMichael Weurtz
Kosuke FukudomeAugie OjedaJerome Williams
Sam FuldRyan O'MalleyKerry Wood
Sean GallagherKevin OrieTravis Wood
Nomar Garciaparra     Angel PaganMichael Wuertz
Matt GarzaBob PattersonCarlos Zambrano
Leo GomezEric PattersonJulio Zuleta
Tom Gorzelanny


  1. I see Andre Dawson isn't on your list.

  2. I think your Henry Rodriguez refers to the outfielder, but the pitcher who made a brief appearance in 2013 also has an autographed card in 2013 Panini Prizm. No logos, but he's still credited with being in Chicago.

    1. You're right, mine is the outfielder. I just picked up the 2013 Rodriguez for three bucks delivered. Thanks for the heads up.

    2. No problem. Welington Castillo has some unlicensed stuff too (Panini and National Treasure).

      And you may have already seen Mike Olt has a 2014 Topps Museum card (and probably more coming as other 2014 sets come out).