Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Offseason Graphing Pickups

First and foremost I want to thank all of my friends who traded autographs with me during the offseason. It was nice to trade with you guys and I hope we can complete more deals in the future.

I want to thank my friend Jose for hooking me up with an Aroldis Chapman ball at the end of last season.

I also want to thank Dr. Liu for hooking me up with this 11x14 Canseco photo from his private signing at his office. Thanks again Dr. Liu for being a class act as usual.

Although Jose Canseco admittedly took steroids he's always been one of my favorite baseball players growing up.

I also want to thank Jaret for another smooth trade. Thanks to him I was able to add another McCutchen ball to the collection as well as a Starling Marte signed baseball.

I want to thank my friend Spencer for finally completing our first trade. Thanks to Spencer I was able to add another Tony Gwynn signed jersey to the collection.

I want to thank my friend Ryan as well for completing several blockbuster trades with me. Here are some notable autographs.

Roy Halladay

Matt Harvey 

Adam Jones

BJ Upton

Jason Varitek

Jacoby Ellsbury

Miguel Cabrera

Matt Moore

Wade Boggs

Edwin Encarnacion 

Neftali Feliz

Don Sutton

I want to thank Ryan for giving me this Francisco Rodriguez aka K-Rod autograph as well.


Mike Trout

I went a little bit crazy over the offseason and pretty much tried to hoard as many Miguel Cabrera baseballs as I can. I wanted to get all the variations to his signature along with his rookie signature and his autograph with his old number 20 back when he played for the Florida Marlins.

The goal this season is to get him in person myself on a jersey.

I also added some of my heroes growing up into my collection as a birthday/Christmas gift to myself. Two happen to be famous Juniors and the the other was one of the best pitchers in our generation and one of my all time heroes in the game.

Ken Griffey Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr.
Pedro Martinez

I also finally joined the Albert Pujols full signature sweetspot club.

Another favorite addition to my collection was the third member of the Yankees core four. Now I just need Jorge Posada to complete the entire core four collection.

Andy Pettitte

I also added another Bryce Harper autograph into the collection. This one is a fuller signature compared to the rookie graph I previously obtained via trade with Jaret.

Here are the rest of the signed baseballs I obtained over the offseason.

Jim Thome

Giancarlo Stanton

Justin Upton

Justin Verlander

Lance Berkman

Troy Tulowitzki

Chien-Ming Wang

Cliff Lee

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