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Therion's All Time Astros Autograph Collection (985 Reached!! 28 To Go!)

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Therion

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One upgrade from a Private Signing

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One to add to the "Oh, a giant white spot to avoid and sign over the black area instead" auto pile. This was a private signing, but it isn't a big enough deal to fret about. Unlikely to ever try to reupgrade. I'm not sure what else to expect from a player whose only Astros highlight was falling on his face as he came out of the dugout.:LOL:
 

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Two consecutive maildays and today is HUGE.

This is an upgrade from a copy that is only signed by a somewhat well-known figure in the middle.

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Now I have all three on the card.
Who is the guy on the right (is it maybe Gene Tenace?) and what about the guy fairly well hidden behind Berra? It looks like you need 1 more sig!
 

Therion

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Who is the guy on the right (is it maybe Gene Tenace?) and what about the guy fairly well hidden behind Berra? It looks like you need 1 more sig!
It's Dennis Menke. Until I find one already signed by all four (Menke has passed) I will consider this one complete. :LOL:
 
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Therion

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One upgrade since my last post.

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This is a big upgrade. This is his only Astros card and I've never seen another signed (though surely a few more do exist). He has now officially retired from Japanese baseball, so this will be tough for anyone to get done going forward.
 

Therion

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HUGE mailday today. These are such rare events now.

Let's start with two upgrades including a doozie.

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Rudy Owens, upgraded from a Minor League card. Obtained TTM.

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Paul Householder via private signing. His signature is slowly shrinking, but it's an impossible signature off the upgrade list. This replaces an index card.

Now for SEVEN new additions. Seven. All obtained in Spring Training.

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Mauricio Dubon

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Joel Kuhnel

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Cesar Salazar (I have a single-player auto coming, so going to try to find a way to get Gage on it)

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Rafael Montero

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Shawn Dubin

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Parker Mushinski

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Brett Sousa
 

Therion

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It has been quite a week, thanks to Spring Training! Another one off of the needs list, not just the upgrade list.

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Niko Goodrum. He literally only signs during Spring Training and is unlikely to be invited to many more, so pumped to have this one off of my list.
 

Therion

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Four new additions this week, two of which will need upgrades in the future.IMG_2217 (1).jpg
Ryan Hartman - purchased for 75 cents, so not a bad cost for a placeholder.

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Ralph Garza, Jr - another 75 cent placeholder. I'll do these all day long.

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Grae Kessinger - obtained in ST through a consignment

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Corey Julks - also obtained in ST

Pretty pumped, I'm down to 17.
 

Therion

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I'll DM you with some info for next year. This ST is basically over.

One upgrade today.

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Jim Fuller - TTM

This was my third attempt and persistence paid off. This upgrades an index card.
 

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