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Therion's All Time Astros Autograph Collection (919 Reached!! 12 To Go!)

Mighty Bombjack

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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.
 

Therion

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I’ve 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 doesn’t sign IP or TTM. I’ll end up having to get him at TriStar for $150.


Sent from my iPhone using Freedom Card Board mobile app
 

Therion

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Two upgrades and a new coaches card, but it's a cool one!

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Dave Clark, TTM c/o Spring Training

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Don Nottebart

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Jerry Walker, Don Leppert, Denis Menke, Cot Deal, and Les Moss

I love this card!
 

Therion

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Also added the following players to the need list that have premiered in the first week of 2019.

Michael Brantley
Robinson Chirinos
Aledmys Diaz
Wade Miley
 

mrmopar

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I am in the same boat with Dodgers, but due to that move to LA in 1958, I have a convenient break in which to separate the collection. I am close to 100% complete for LA (I think I may still need 2-3 more at this point, all recent, but Brooklyn will always be impossible to finish.

Very nice!!!!!! I'll NEVER be down to 20 Yankees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Therion

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A huge new addition and two upgrades.

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Justin Verlander! I got this one cheaper than I thought I'd be able to. That said, it wasn't cheap lol

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Pedro Martinez upgrade (not THAT Pedro)

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Charlie Morton upgrade
 

Therion

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It has been a crazy month, so I haven't been updating this. So a good number of additions.

First, the new autographs. Corbin Martin debuted two days ago, but I already had his auto. So I just moved this from one place to another.

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And I added a relief pitcher that I was shocked Topps made a card for, Framber Valdez!

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The rest are all upgrades, include a HUGE upgrade. Wade Blasingame is TOUGH.

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Therion

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Two new players added to the needs list, Jack Mayfield and Garrett Stubbs.

But my total needs remains the same because I have two new autos and one upgrade.

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Rick White has eluded me. He is like 93% TTM but NEVER responds to my requests. So I broke down and bought this one.

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Cionel Perez. Panini has released several that I need, but I avoid these because of the lack of logos. I got this one for less than $2 shipped, so why not? It will go on my list of needed upgrades.

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Finally, Asher Wojciechowski upgrade. I had a 4x6 photo, but I far prefer cards.
 

Therion

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Added Yordan Alvarez to the needs list. His cards are priced crazy right now, so just a matter of waiting for the market to correct on his autograph.

Two names knocked off the list and two updates.

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Myles Straw. It is on a logoless Donruss card, but one of the Team Collectors sent it to me for free, so definitely happy to knock it off the list!

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Rogelio Armenteros. This is a preemptive strike. He is set to premier tonight.

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Chuck Harrison. Upgrade from an index card.

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Russ Kemmerer. Upgrade from a HORRIBLE custom I made years ago. I believe one of the first customs I ever made.
 

Therion

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One need knocked off the list, but Cy Sneed added to the needs list. Also two upgrades.

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First, the new addition is Josh James. His auto is stupid.

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Next up is John Bateman. This is an upgrade from an index card.

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Craig Shipley. This one is an upgrade from a team postcard.
 

Therion

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No additions today, but with Jose Urquidy appearing just before the All Star Break, he is now on my needs list.

He is also the only Houston Astros player with a last name starting in U that is still alive. The other three all died relatively young! Jim Umbricht died of cancer as an active player. Cecil Upshaw died of a heart attack in his 50s. Jose Uribe died in a tragic car accident.
 

Therion

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Two upgrades. Both of these are customs that @jbhoffman designed a template for and I added the appropriate pictures and information. I am using these for guys that do not have any Astros/Colt .45s cards.

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Lee Bales

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Jim Dickson
 

r2d2

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No additions today, but with Jose Urquidy appearing just before the All Star Break, he is now on my needs list.

He is also the only Houston Astros player with a last name starting in U that is still alive. The other three all died relatively young! Jim Umbricht died of cancer as an active player. Cecil Upshaw died of a heart attack in his 50s. Jose Uribe died in a tragic car accident.
Need Urquidy badly. Sent him TTM to Minute Maid short after his debut but was sent down, I don't know if the Astros might have hold unto that letter.
As of today I am 129/130 with my Mexico collection.
 

Therion

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Need Urquidy badly. Sent him TTM to Minute Maid short after his debut but was sent down, I don't know if the Astros might have hold unto that letter.
As of today I am 129/130 with my Mexico collection.
If Topps follows their pattern, he will be in next year's Stadium Club release.
 

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