chris seddon revisited

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This post is intended as a response to Mario’s recent question on Wax Heaven- “Who the heck is Chris Seddon?” Having already discussed Seddon a couple of times, I decided to simply post scans of the rest of the cards that Chris autographed for me in person over the course of the 2008 Albuquerque Isotopes season.

Again, Chris is a quality starter who always seemed happy to take a few moments after a game to chat with fans even though he probably had a long list of things that he needed to get done (just like everyone else). I would have gotten a wider variety of his cards sign, but finding non-autographed Chris Seddon cards can prove to be a time-consuming quest.

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This 2005 Topps Total Chris Seddon card (no. 730) leaves me wishing Topps still produced the Total series. What a fantastic product! Now I need to find Elliot Johnson in order to complete this card.

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It is a little more difficult to make out Seddon’s terrific signature on his 2005 Topps card (no. 300). The fact that the Sharpie skipped a bit even after I had prepared the card surface is why I don’t care for glossy cards. To be sure, I used to think they were way kool before I got into autograph collecting.

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This is Chris Seddon’s card from the 2008 Albuquerque Isotopes team set. This is a fabulous team set by the way. If you don’t already own it, you should seriously explore options and either purchase one from the Isotopes or try to pick one up in TRADE…

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Some smudging is visible on this 2006 Choice card (no. 05) when Chris Seddon pitched for the Durham Bulls. Smudging is a risk you take each and every time you had a player more than one card at a time. Of course, some players have mastered smudging even a single card, so I’d say it is worth the risk to go for two.

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In my opinion, Just Minors products are swell. This Chris Seddon 2003 Just Rookies card (no. 63) is appreciated for being an attempt to be something different.

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I have mixed thoughts about this 2005 Upper Deck Origins Baseball card of Chris Seddon (no. 213), so that is probably why it finds itself at the bottom of the post. I like the sepia tone photo, but not the green frame border or the fact that the background is really too dark for an autograph. I realize that not every card company thinks about producing cards that will look nice autographed… but they SHOULD.

Be sure to read the older posts concerning Chris Seddon if you want to see more of his cards that have been signed, including a 2008 Upper Deck card (no. 292) and a 2005 Bowman’s Best silver card (no. 99).

– Kris

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4 Responses to “chris seddon revisited”

  1. morineko Says:

    Have you tried using other pens than Sharpies for your in-person autographs?

    I’ve used two different pens for writing on photos: the Zig Photo Signature Pen and the American Crafts Slick Writer. Both of these work really well on photos, and the Slick Writers do dry really fast (I’m left-handed, which is why I bought these–I’d get so much smudge on my scrapbooks.) I haven’t tried either of them on baseball cards yet, however.

  2. albuqwirke Says:

    I have tried others, and will definitely try a Zig. Thanks for the tip!

  3. zman40 Says:

    I got Seddon’s autograph at a Round Rock game this past year. It was the game at the end of August when Nestor got ejected and then Woodard got ejected before he even threw a pitch. During the half hour delay, I found Chris sitting behind home plate, with the gun, charting pitches. I went and sat a couple of seats from him and he was on the phone. As soon as he hung up, I asked him to sign and he did. He didn’t say a word to me, but he signed.

    I went to a ‘Topes game back in May. They gave away hats that night and played Omaha. Were you at that game? I got a bunch of Omaha autographs, but none from the ‘Topes. I made up for that in Round Rock, though.

  4. albuqwirke Says:

    If I were a betting man, I would wager that I was at the Topes game you attended in Albuquerque in May.

    Any takers?

    Yes, Chris Seddon is a bit on the quiet side. Very entertaining to watch him deal from the mound, so keep that in mind as you make your 2009 baseball travel plans.

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