Saturday, August 11, 2012

Signature Saturday - 2011 Iowa Cubs Team Set

Last season, I put out a call over on for anyone that frequently goes to Iowa Cubs games to get autographs. I struck up a deal with a member who, in exchange for enough money to cover two team issued sets and return shipping, would send back one of the sets with as many signed as possible.

This is not as easy as it sounds for the other guy as the team sets are usually released in June/July. By then, a lot of the guys who were with the team early enough to be included in the set have moved on in one way or another. So when the set came back in the mail, I was pretty happy with the return on investment.

Justin Berg, Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Chris Carpenter

Robert Coello, Bill Dancy, John Gaub

Jay Jackson, Matt Johnson, Von Joshua

Bryan LaHair, Scott Maine, Mike Mason

Lou Montanez, Scott Moore,  Jonathan Mota

Blake Parker, Chris Robinson, Marquez Smith

Brad Snyder

Final tally was 19 of the 30 cards signed. Other notables that were included in the set but not signed were Tony Campana and Tyler Colvin. But they were in Chicago so nothing could be done there.

I have worked out a deal with somebody else for this year's team set and can't wait until the end of the season to see who I get!