August 8, 2015

 

 

It did not take long, but I finally make a baseball card of my son.  The real reason I tried my hand at making a custom cut signature was to test my skills at making something more important like this.  This particular project started because of a hilarious mistake p...

August 5, 2015

After sitting out overnight, disaster struck my custom Dave Eilers cut autograph.

 

So yes, a gross overstatement.  But nonetheless, there is a flaw in my process.  I am assuming it was a combination of too little glue and not enough time under pressure.  Not all is lost...

August 5, 2015

One of the more interesting aspects of collecting autographs for a specific team is locating items of guys that did not play for the team very long. Typically I have to settle for team signed balls or index cards.  The best remedy for this is to make a custom baseball...

June 28, 2015

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about receiving a Tom Dukes autograph that I was hoping to complete.  The other half of the card is a former Astros utility player that only had one Major League at bat in which he struck out: Alonzo "Candy" Harris.

 

While he is not a true...

June 17, 2015

There are some autographs left on my want list that are simply the result of not wanting to pay what people want for the autograph.  A prime example is Carlos Beltran.  His autograph is readily available on baseballs, cards, and pictures.  That said, the price is highe...

June 16, 2015

I am on a constant mission to find Houston Astros players to interview for the website.  I usually target players after finding really interesting stories and wanting to get their perspective on that event.  One of those players is Tom Dukes.

 

On April 27, 1968, th...

June 14, 2015

While the website is several years old, I have never really kept track of how I obtain the autographs or the work that goes into my collection or that goes into tracking down and interviewing former players.

 

Today was a very fruitful day.  I added seven new autogra...

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