Saturday, July 04, 2015

Mid Year Update On 2015 Collecting Goals

I haven't been very active with my collection the last couple of months.  I have run out of cards to send and just haven't taken the time (or money) to buy some.

As it's just passed the mid year point, I suppose it's time to see how I'm doing on my goals:

Goal - Send out 150 through the mail requests. - So far I've sent out 49, so I have quite a bit of catching up to do, but sending out 100 requests in six months shouldn't be a problem.

Goal - Add 50 more cards to my 1963 Topps set. - I've added 37 so far.  13 more in six months should be easy.

Goal - Add 2 more cards to my 1958 Topps set. - I haven't added any.  I don't have many left to get that aren't expensive, and there are very few ttm options left for me.

Goal - Add 5 more cards to my 1965 Topps set. - I've added two.  Three more seems reasonable.

Goal - Add 10 more cards to my 1972 Topps set. - I've only added one!  I better get going on this one.

Goal  - Add 2 more signed bobbleheads to my collection.  - This goal doesn't include all the ones I got signed at TwinsFest.  I am expecting a Jim Kaat bobblehead from a Tom Orr signing back any day now.  I'll need to get one more before the end of the year.

Goal - Add 5 more signed magazines to my collection.  I haven't done enough of these in the last few years so I'd like to get a few more from the 50's and 60's. - I haven't sent any out yet!  I don't even have any to send out. Another one I need to get going on.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Returns Two Days In a Row!!

I was surprised to see another return in the mailbox today.  I sent this one to Don Mossi back in early February.  He was kind enough to sign his 1961 Post as well as his 1963 and 1964 Topps cards for me.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Claude Raymond

Today I received a return from Claude Raymond in Canada.  I didn't have any Canadian postage for my return envelope, so I included a couple of American dollars in my request.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ron Perranoski Return

Another return today: Ron Perranoski signed his 1963 and 1971 Topps.

Things will really slow down now.  Maybe I'll get some more requests out over the weekend.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Three 1963 Returns

It's been slow lately, but today I got back three returns.  

Cliff Cook, Sam Mele and Clay Dalrymple each signed a 1963 Topps for me.


Friday, June 05, 2015

A Success?

I was happy to see a return in my mailbox yesterday, but then disappointed after opening it.

Bud Zipfel signed a 1963 Topps, but the ballpoint pen wasn't working.  You can see a little ink in the "B" in his first name, but beyond that, you can only see the indentation on the card, and no ink.

I think I"ll wait a while and send another.  Unfortunately, I had enclosed his $5 fee.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Metrodome Chairs Update

It's been quite a while since I updated this blog with a picture of my Metrodome chairs after attaching the legs.  I bought the chairs in January of 2014, and a few months after that I bought the feet for the chairs at Crystal Welding.  They're very well made and look nice.