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    I wish I had the patience you seem to have for this project, specifically with regard to the upgrading part. Although I am damn close to all LA Dodgers, except a couple recent guys, I have often grabbed the first certified (when available, otherwise IP) auto I could find that looked good or was cheap enough and often these types of guys never actually appear on a Dodger card. I suppose I could try to go the custom route and would do so if it weren't for my extreme procrastination and/or laziness that seems to keep me from sending anything out through the mail and the fact that I have never tried to make one myself. I do enjoy seeing the updates from yours and other team autograph collections, as I know and experience the struggles as well.

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    I am just starting to dabble in customs. The upgrade aspect comes more from having so few guys left on my needs list and I don't want my house to explode with memorabilia!

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    Two additions this week!

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    Ryan Thompson

    I'm down to 18 needs! This will go back up once the season starts, but crazy to see my list so small.

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    One upgrade and one MAJOR addition this week.

    First, my upgrade.

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    Wilton Lopez

    He is not crazy rare, but this is his only Astros card. I had a minor league card previously.

    But the major pickup was a minor league card of a guy you have probably never heard of.

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    Brian Powell

    His career was not lengthy or particularly noteworthy, but in 2009 he committed suicide and the handful of people that had his autograph on items decided to into full on hostage mode. His Tigers rookies, which don't fall into my collection parameters, were the only items that people didn't lose their minds on. The two signed baseball owners were asking for $100-200. I negotiated with both of them, and they constantly referenced each other's unsold items as proof that they weren't asking crazy prices. I told both of them that my interest only existed until I found an item and then their market basically disappears. Fast forward to last week and I pick this up for $5. I hope they enjoy trying to sell those baseballs for the rest of their lives.

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    900th Astros autograph is one of the original Colt .45s! Also picked up two upgrades in consignments.

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    Merritt Ranew, 900th Astros autograph! This guy is downright tough. I'm just lucky he actually had a card with Houston, even if he's clearly wearing a Braves uniform.

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    Great additions!


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    Man only 16 to go? That is very impressive.
    HOF auto collector - I'm up to 258 different in my collection (used to have a photobucket link here, but photobucket sucks)

    GO ROCKIES!

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    Is there a list of the 16 you need? I see Houston autographs fairly regularly but never pick them up unless it's Bagwell.
    I PC Jeff Frye, Ozzie Smith, Jeff Bagwell, and Matt Holiday. Working on 2006-2018 Allen & Ginter sets
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    Therion's All Time Astros Autograph Collection (900 Reached!! 16 To Go!)

    The first page of this thread has my needs list!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Therion View Post
    The first page of this thread has my needs list!


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    How did i miss this? I'll keep an eye out.
    I PC Jeff Frye, Ozzie Smith, Jeff Bagwell, and Matt Holiday. Working on 2006-2018 Allen & Ginter sets
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    If you find anything, I'm all ears!

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    Man, I thought Verlander would have had some cert autos in an Astros uni by now, but I guess not. Any ideas about his signing habits IP or TTM?

    I just checked baseball reference to verify how long he's been with the Stros, btw, and damn I forgot what a great year he had last year.
    HOF auto collector - I'm up to 258 different in my collection (used to have a photobucket link here, but photobucket sucks)

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    Nice get on the Ryan Thompson. As for Powell, patience almost always pays in this hobby!!!!!!


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    Iíve actually nabbed a SECOND Powell for under $10. Crazy

    Verlander has one certified Astros auto which is a sticker, numbered to 10, and also has Altuve and Correa. He doesnít sign IP or TTM. Iíll end up having to get him at TriStar for $150.


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