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Therion's All Time Astros Autograph Collection (929 Reached!! 18 To Go!)

Therion

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Nov 19, 2008
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One step forward, one step back. Chase De Jong debuted with the Astros, so I lost ground BUT I picked up a new autograph which put me right back where I was. I also have one upgrade.

First the new addition.

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Aaron Sanchez. I will want to upgrade to an card with a logo eventually. This card is limited to only 10 copies, which is somewhat cool.

And my upgrade is a cool one.

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Al Heist. He's somewhat tough to find on his only Houston card.
 

Therion

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I have reached a point where truly amazing updates are rare, but today I have a doozie of an update. One addition and three updates. I am going to start with the new one because the updates are all incredible.

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Michael Brantley is now off of the list. I was pumped to see him get an official Astros autographs this year. Now if they could just talk Verlander and Greinke into it.

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Ivan Murrell. This is an upgrade from an index card but the coolest part is that this is his only Astros card, he passed away quite a long time ago, and these rarely surface. One popped up for $29 and I hesitated. The next day eBay sent a $25 off coupon since I have been a member since 1998. $4? All day, every day.

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Jordan Jankowski. Upgraded from a Minor League card. Both Guduan and Jankowski quickly disappeared from baseball. Guduan lasted another year after this card, so I had him on two copies already. Jankowski was out of baseball before this card released and started a real estate company. I gave it a shot and now have the only copy of this card I have seen signed by him (which will change) and it is signed by Guduan as well. I imagine finding this signed by both with be a set collector's nightmare in the future.

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Bert Pena. Upgrade from a signed Minor League game program. Bert Pena disappeared for 35 years. He has long been one of those "will never be found" guys. An address popped up under his full name and I gave it a shot. While the rarity is about to nosedive because he has been found, this is one that I never thought I would see. This is also his only Astros card and, I believe, his only card in a Major League uniform.
 

mrmopar

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I like that Murrell as well. I think I have a Cramer minor league card signed by Pena. When you say he was found, you mean he is going to do a signing "found"?
 

Therion

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No, I mean that he now signs through the mail. Who knows if he will keep signing for long, but the window is open. If you need the addy, just drop me a PM.
 

Therion

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Two upgrades and one new addition. My new addition offically puts me at 925 different Astros autographs!

First, the new addition.

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Taylor Jones


Both upgrades were from private signings and are guys that never had cards made in an Astros uniform.
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Rick Ankiel

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Charlie Hayes
 

mrmopar

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That Ankiel is great, but it looks like it's the popcorn guy's card. Very reminiscent of the 1973 Garvey, which looks more like a Wes Parker card. 1-2 seconds later and it might have been a great shot of Garvey after what appears to be a HR, but instead he is obscured by the much larger Parker.
 

Therion

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One new pickup and one upgrade today.


Lum Harris, upgrade from an index card.


Enoli Paredes. This is new to my collection, but I will be looking to upgrade once he gets a card with a logo on it.
 
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Therion

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Three new additions and two upgrades this week, one of them is HUGE!

First, the new additions. Some of this year's newbies are starting to show up on cards, so hopefully that trend continues.


Cristian Javier


Jack Mayfield


Martin Maldonado

And two upgrades.

First, a tough on since he was with the Astros so briefly. Obtained in a private signing.


Sid Fernandez

And last, but not least, an incredibly rare auto to find on one of his cards especially since he died as an active player in 1975.


Don Wilson
 

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