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Hannon312
03-28-2008, 03:37 PM
While buying some Sox photos at a local card shop, I seen a sign in the store that they will be having an autograph appearance with 2005 World Series hero, Geoff Blum, next Friday evening April 4th. It said he'd be there at 6pm to 8pm. He will be at Steven's Collectibles in Countryside, IL. $25 an item.

I guess he's into town to play (BEAT) the Cubs!!!!!

He is the second from last Sox player from the 2005 team that I need to sign my celebration photo! Only Crazy Carl Everett will be left on that print after next Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carolina Kenny
03-28-2008, 03:41 PM
I believe Carl is having a signing at the Chicago Museum of Natural History. You can find him near the Tyrannasours Rex in the lobby.

btrain929
03-28-2008, 03:47 PM
I think $25 is a nice price to pay for one of the biggest HR's in White Sox history. I'll be there.

skottyj242
03-28-2008, 03:55 PM
It's legit. It's 6-7:30.

soxfanatlanta
03-28-2008, 04:04 PM
I believe Carl is having a signing at the Chicago Museum of Natural History. You can find him near the Tyrannasours Rex in the lobby.

:roflmao:

Hannon312
03-28-2008, 04:05 PM
Blum lived the dream of many white sox fans when they were growing up, by hitting that HR!!!! I still remember the ball going down the right field line, thinking no way, did I just see that?!?!?!?!?!

jenn2080
03-28-2008, 04:11 PM
I will be there somehow someway.

geraldfritz
03-28-2008, 05:22 PM
I believe Carl is having a signing at the Chicago Museum of Natural History. You can find him near the Tyrannasours Rex in the lobby.

Nice

Brian26
03-28-2008, 06:17 PM
He is the second from last Sox player from the 2005 team that I need to sign my celebration photo! Only Crazy Carl Everett will be left on that print after next Friday!

I have to congratulate you on that feat. I'm doing my own little autograph project on a smaller scale, and I'm only 2/3 of the way there. I'm amazed you were able to get Vizcaino and Freddy, as they are nearly impossible.

chisox77
03-28-2008, 06:53 PM
Geoff Blum = White Sox Hero Forever


:cool:

Hannon312
03-28-2008, 07:00 PM
I was able to get Visciano when he came in while with the Diamondbacks in 2006 , he did an appearance during the day on like a tuesday at a card shop.

I got lucky and Freddy signed for my son at a kids day in 2006.

I learned my lesson with the 1985 Chicago Bears, I started an autograph project after Walter passed, so I'm trying to get this 2005 White Sox project done ASAP!

Hopefully in 2008 Geoff will have some late inning magic and hit some walk off homeruns for the Astros v. the Cubs!

CWSpalehoseCWS
03-28-2008, 10:53 PM
I wonder if he'll put a HR inscription.

BainesHOF
03-28-2008, 11:22 PM
Inscriptions are extra.

Hannon312
04-01-2008, 06:12 PM
I checked $5 an inscription, thats not bad. I've seen some guys charge $100 per inscription!!!!!!

sox1970
04-01-2008, 06:15 PM
2005!!!1!

btrain929
04-01-2008, 06:21 PM
I checked $5 an inscription, thats not bad. I've seen some guys charge $100 per inscription!!!!!!

When you say inscription, what do you mean? For him to put his autograph and put "Game 3 Game Winning Extra Innings HR" or something?

That's a mouthful haha. How do you cram all of those important details into a few words?

kittle42
04-01-2008, 07:07 PM
$25 for Geoff Blum? Wow, what a ripoff.

Patrick134
04-01-2008, 07:16 PM
$25 for Geoff Blum? Wow, what a ripoff.


Watching his World Series homer alone was worth way more than 25$.

Brian26
04-01-2008, 07:17 PM
$25 for Geoff Blum? Wow, what a ripoff.

If King Kong Bundy can sign $10 polaroids at indy shows, then I'd like to think a World Series hero from three years ago is worth at least $25. :redneck

kittle42
04-01-2008, 07:39 PM
If King Kong Bundy can sign $10 polaroids at indy shows, then I'd like to think a World Series hero from three years ago is worth at least $25. :redneck

But Bundy is really only $2 per each count of the demanded 5 count!

Plus, he was also a member of the Million Dollar Corporation. So $10 is quite the downgrade for him.

Brian26
04-01-2008, 07:54 PM
Plus, he was also a member of the Million Dollar Corporation. So $10 is quite the downgrade for him.

I refuse to acknowledge any heel stable that employed such jobbers as Kama the Supreme Fighting Machine and Xanta Klaus.

salty99
04-02-2008, 09:40 AM
A little secret for all of you. Blum signs for free thru the mail.

btrain929
04-02-2008, 10:59 AM
A little secret for all of you. Blum signs for free thru the mail.

I have a black wooden bat I'm getting signed by as many current/former white sox players I possibly can. It'd probably cost me around $25 to mail my bat to him haha. Plus, with all the auto's I have on that thing, I don't wanna risk it getting lost or damaged.

But I agree. If someone is just looking to get a card signed, mail it.

Hannon312
04-03-2008, 05:12 PM
NO WAY! Would I send my item in through the mail to be signed by Geoff! I worked too hard and too long to get it complete. Also, I've heard from former MLB players that its not alwasy them that signs fan mail.

salty99
04-03-2008, 05:15 PM
I have a black wooden bat I'm getting signed by as many current/former white sox players I possibly can. It'd probably cost me around $25 to mail my bat to him haha. Plus, with all the auto's I have on that thing, I don't wanna risk it getting lost or damaged.

But I agree. If someone is just looking to get a card signed, mail it.

Yes I meant a card.

kittle42
04-03-2008, 05:21 PM
NO WAY! Would I send my item in through the mail to be signed by Geoff! I worked too hard and too long to get it complete. Also, I've heard from former MLB players that its not alwasy them that signs fan mail.

Yeah, Geoff Blum must have someone signing his bags and bags of fan mail autograph requests.

Foulke You
04-03-2008, 06:55 PM
Yeah, Geoff Blum must have someone signing his bags and bags of fan mail autograph requests.
:)

HomeFish
04-05-2008, 03:44 PM
Blum just had a pinch-hit RBI single at the Urinal to put the Astros within one run.

As for his autograph, I once read an article suggesting that major league players, when they do read their own fanmail, try to figure out which ones are genuine and which ones are just mass mailings from people who sell autographs on eBay, and respond only to the former.

RadioheadRocks
04-05-2008, 07:17 PM
A little secret for all of you. Blum signs for free thru the mail.

Good to know, but at least back when I was actively collecting autographs it meant so much more to get the autograph personally.

BainesHOF
04-05-2008, 10:21 PM
Blum was great at the signing. He was very cool and genuine with everyone. I told him we'll always remember him in Chicago and he said "I'll always remember you guys" in a sincere manner.

I got a couple photos signed, then decided to have him sign a World Series ball with a handful of incriptions commemorating his Game 3 homer. He screwed up the end of the inscription, but then asked me if I had another ball and told me he'd re-sign what I wanted on his tab. He signed the second ball great and apologized for screwing up the first one even though it was partly my fault. In the end, I got a great memento of one of the biggest moments in team history. He said no one's ever asked him to sign a ball like I did.

About 100 people showed up. Most everyone was getting Blum to help complete a 2005 team item.

salty99
04-05-2008, 11:25 PM
Blum was great at the signing. He was very cool and genuine with everyone. I told him we'll always remember him in Chicago and he said "I'll always remember you guys" in a sincere manner.

I got a couple photos signed, then decided to have him sign a World Series ball with a handful of incriptions commemorating his Game 3 homer. He screwed up the end of the inscription, but then asked me if I had another ball and told me he'd re-sign what I wanted on his tab. He signed the second ball great and apologized for screwing up the first one even though it was partly my fault. In the end, I got a great memento of one of the biggest moments in team history. He said no one's ever asked him to sign a ball like I did.

About 100 people showed up. Most everyone was getting Blum to help complete a 2005 team item.

Well after that story we need to know what the inscription was!!! :D:

BainesHOF
04-05-2008, 11:50 PM
Not trying to hold out on you, but I'm not going to tell only to keep my ball unique. It's nothing super special, but just commemorates the home run and the game.

btrain929
04-06-2008, 12:03 AM
Well I just started collecting auto's at this year's Soxfest. I'm getting as many Sox hitters as possible (past and present) on this bat. For my inscription, I had him put " '05 WS Game 3 Hero"

Hopefully people don't steal the idea, because I really want it to be kind of, well, you know........unique.

:)