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2009 Highlights

2009 Highlights – Jermaine Dye

I think that this card got lost in the shuffle for a while. It was part of my 2010 custom set. I started the set of with 14 cards highlighting some of the better games I saw in 2009. I used the 1985 Topps record breaker cards as a template, but changed them a little to suit me. Looking back at the card I think I might have been able to do a little better, but for an early crack at making cards it is not too bad. (more…)

2009 Highlights – Paul Konerko Hits Monster Shot

Last season I had some vouchers to use as the season was winding down. I ended up buying tickets to see the Sox play two straight weeknight games against the Twins near the end of August. The Sox lost both of those games, but they each had moments that I will remember. During the first game Paul Konerko hit a shot that was measured at 464 feet by HitTracker. It is the second longest home run that I have seen in person, and of course since my guy hit it the game makes the set. (more…)

2009 Highlights – Simon Castro Gem


2009 Highlight – Albert Pujols Walkoff


2009 Highlights – Mark Buehrle Appreciation Day

Last season I grabbed a ticket at the last minute to Mark Buehrle Appreciation Day. This was the first time since Mark pitched his perfect game that he was at U.C. Cellular Field. I had decent seats, but they were not near home plate where all the action was. I used my trick to get into the lower deck and found some seats above the White Sox dugout that were not occupied. I watched the ceremony prior to the game where they honored Mark along with catcher Ramon Castro and outfielder Dewayne Wise. In the fourth inning the people who belonged in my seats finally made it to the game and kicked me out. The guy was in a big hurry for getting to the game so late, but I was lucky enough to get to see the pre game ceremony from my seats. (more…)

2009 Highlight – Ryan Theriot Hits Two Home Runs

Last season I attended my only Cubs game early in the year. I got a last minute call to see if I wanted to go and watch the game from some really great seats. How could you turn that down? I went to the game to see the rematch between Derrek Lee and Chris Young. Two years earlier the two went at it. Pictures from that day can be found in this set. (more…)

2009 Highlights: Crede Hits Two Home Runs

Last year on this date I was sitting inside the now demolished Metrodome to see the White Sox take on the Twins. I was there to see my Sox win, but I did have on my Joe Crede t-shirt underneath my Fisk jersey. Joe almost made me regret that decision to wear hit jersey shirt when he went 2-4 with two home runs and four RBI’s. He really had a great game against his former team. The Twins lost that game though 8-7 . Future Twin Jim Thome had four RBI’s on the night helping the Sox get the win. My recap of that game written on the road last year can be found here. (more…)