Saturday, November 22, 2014

1965 Twins Red Wing Pottery Ashtray

I've wanted one of these for a long time, but I've never wanted to pay the price that people have been asking for them.

A little while ago I saw this one on eBay for about half of what they normally sell for.  There is a small chip out of the back of the bottom on one side, but I'm happy to tolerate that that for the price.

It's an odd collectible and I'm not sure why I wanted one, but I like to collect things related to the 1965 Twins team.


Friday, November 21, 2014

1963 Topps - Robin Roberts and Brooks Robinson

I received a couple of eBay purchases lately.  I purchased these from the same SCN member that I purchased several other cards from earlier.


I sent out four requests earlier this week, and have about 25 outstanding requests that I hope will start coming back soon.  Several are from signers that take a while to return their requests, so I haven't given up hope yet.

One was to Whitey Ford, that I'm really anxious to get back.  He usually responds pretty quickly, and it's been a while.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bob Schroder

Yesterday I received the 1965 Topps back from Bob Schroder, which was already signed by Frank Linzy.  I now have two of these complete, as I previously got one back from Linzy which was already signed by Schroder, as mentioned here.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

John Castino

One nice return in the mailbox today.  1979 AL Rookie of the Year John Castino signed his 1985 Topps for me.  He played in only eight games in 1984 and didn't play at all in 1985 due to back problems.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Just a Couple Returns

I was out of town for a couple of days and only had a couple of returns when I got back.

Hobie Landrith signed his 1963 Topps.


Cecil Butler signed his 1962 and 1963 Topps for me.


I haven't sent out many requests lately so things could be slowing down.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Catching Up

I got home late last night and didn't post the two returns I got.  I also got one more today.

Yesterday I received a 1964 Topps from Ron Locke who was kind enough to also include a signed 1965 Topps.  I also received a 1963 Topps Strikeout Leaders card signed by Juan Pizarro.



Today I received a 1963 Topps signed by Roy Face.


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Ed Bauta Return

Another return today.  This brings my return streak to 9 days.

Ed Bauta signed his 1962 and 1963 Topps.