Hello fellow collectors, my name is Chris. This site is dedicated to displaying my Roy Oswalt, Daniel Hudson, Tim Hudson, Dan Haren, and RC collections. I've collected Oswalt for over ten years, amassing 1,245 uniquely different cards. Put simply, this is the greatest resource for collectors of Roy Oswalt. Please use the contact form to inquire about anything. This site functions optimally when viewed in Chrome, Firefox, or IE10.
The new version of this site is humming right along. Pretty soon it will be up and running.
Since I started making sites way back in 1999, there has been three different versions of this site. This first was a simple Geocities site. As you can see it was before I had knowledge of any developmental standards. The second site was an improvement, but its style was still amateurish. Lastly we have the current version. I like the current version. It has gone through countless changes and updates since 2011. However, times change. Designs always need updating and improvement. I have been working on a new version of this site. It will be completely responsive, faster, and sleeker. It will also acquire a new host. So check out the new design (it's constantly being updated).
As you can see I've made some design changes. I created the image slider to the right. So far it's looking great in Chrome and Firefox.
I have been working hard on a new player collection compilation themed website. Basically I want to organize various player collections based on completion percentage. It's also a good way to gain more site exposure. If you like to join the Card Collector's Compilation, please use the Contact Form on the bottom of that page.
Big strides have been made in the mobile version for the site. A navigation system is present, and the home page is looking solid. I need to redesign my button system for my pages. This will take extra time.
I have begun, in earnest, a mobile version of this site. Please hang tight while I develop a rich viewing experience.
I've added two new 2005 Reflections parallels. My completion percentage for base, inserts, and parallels is slowly inching towards 50%. From an overall site standpoint: there is a new site icon. I'm also working on ways to improve overall site speed.
Well, it was inevitable, but it's still a sad day. Oswalt has announced his retirement. It's difficult to formulate how I feel about the player. I've tracked all his games since 2004. I doubt anyone has searched for his cards more than me. It's a shame he never got that championship. Here's to you sir. Go spend time with your family. I honestly hope Cooperstown calls your name!
Beautiful and necessary updates are being performed on most pages. Some image expanders might not work during this period. Thanks for your patience.
I'm renovating all my pages. They will all be similar to the base, inserts, and parallels page.
The base, inserts, and parallels page is nearing completion. It is now running in near flawless fashion. Please check it out and tell me what you think. The only element that needs work is the open all years button at the top.
I've added two new GU, two autographs, and ten parallels. My newest player collection—Jordan Zimmermann—will be added soon!
The base, inserts, and parallels page has gone through a major overhaul. It's now dynamically adding up the lists from the various years. Also, I am working on adding a lightbox for a gallery view for each year.
My IT internship is nearly complete, and in that time I have gained some wonderful ideas for this site. Some are simply "under the hood"changes. I hope to do some updates soon.
Well I don't have an update yet, but I will be adding new cards soon. In the meantime, support my newest Flash game. Just go to the Home tab and click Games. It's a work in progress.
My 9th Oswalt Superfractor has arrived. It's the 2011 Finest, making it my 4th Finest Superfractor since 2005.
I have added about 20 new cards to the base, inserts, and parallels section. I'm inching closer to the 50% mark for that section.
It's a brand new year and life is great! I'm in the process of adding some new cards. Today I added 3 new 2005 Prestigious Pros parallels including the lowest numbered: black /10.
Merry Christmas to all! I'll be out of town for a week, but I have 25 new Oswalt cards to add next year.
The Daniel Hudson RC section is receiving an overhaul. One of my most wanted cards--a 2009 Bowman Sterling Gold Refractor autograph--had been added. I'm also in the process of adding ten new Oswalt GU and two cards from my most wanted list.
Many new cards have been added including my 10th Superfractor, many base and parallels, and several GU and autos. For the first time since 2000 and 2001 Oswalt will not be featured in Finest, Topps Chrome, and Bowman Chrome. That's the end of an era for me.
The inserts section has moved up to 46% completion. This is without 2012 being compiled.
Well I'm back in school. I've made some nice purchases lately. Those scans are coming soon.
My first consignment was a rousing success. 50 auctions brought in nearly $500 before fees. I have a lot to ship tomorrow.
This is perhaps my most significant update of the year. Tomorrow I'll be listing right around 40 auctions for my first consignment. They feature Topps from the 60s and 70s. You will see Aaron, Mantle, Mays, Clemente, and other HOFers. You can follow my auctions under my items for sale. On the Oswalt front, I'm working on a big trade with a fellow collector, and I'm also working on purchasing a significant Oswalt collection. Stay tuned for the details.
Well I'm back. I have some new cards to add in all sections. Oswalt has had an up and down return.
Four new cards have been added including two GU.
I have not updated the site in awhile. Oswalt will be starting for the Rangers on Friday!
Finally we will see Oswalt back in action as a Texas Ranger. He has signed a one-year contract with the team, and he should be ready for the big leagues in 3-4 weeks. All I can say is woohoo!
I am in the process of moving! It is a terrific one-bedroom apartment here in Canandaigua, NY. Hopefully I'll post some pictures of the new place! And, of course, pictures of my card space.
Nine new cards have been added to the base, inserts, parallels list.
Since establishing the wants section of my site, I have acquired two cards out of 100. Scans are up for the 2002 Topps Chrome Black Refractors #69 6/50 and the 2003 E-X Essential Credentials Now #32 6/32. Both are absolutely incredible cards.
Well school is nearly over. Expect some updates soon, including the addition of two amazing cards.
I'm working on a top 100 wantlist. Why? Because I'm a crazy person.
My appraisal service business is available now. Please note that in 2010 I sold around 100 cards from my Roy Oswalt collection. I have made tremendous strides in my life, and the revenue generated from the sales has helped me progress as a person. I still add to my collection in a far less venerated degree,and I still plan on selling more of my collection in 2011. So this new site will be more of a museum of past and present owned cards. Any text in red will constitute a sold card.
Coming soon will be a redesigned site for my Roy Oswalt collection. I will also be adding information on my appraisal service and galleries for my investment cards. Please be patient during the transition.