Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Pair of Signed Chuck Knoblauch Baseballs

Last week I received an email ad from Steiner Sports selling two signed baseballs for $99.  I get ads like that occasionally, but usually don't find two baseballs from the list of those available that I don't already have or that I want to add to my collection.

This time though, I was surprised to see a couple of balls signed by Chuck Knoblauch.  One has his Rookie of the Year award inscription and the other has a 91 Champs inscription.  I was surprised that Steiner had these inscriptions since they are usually pretty Yankees-focused and these were inscriptions from his time with the Twins.  I bought one of each.

Knoblauch has been in the news occasionally, and not for good reasons.  He seems to have distanced himself from the game so appearances are rare.  He was elected to the Twins Hall of Fame, but he got into some trouble and they ended up canceling the induction ceremony.

I still have his bobblehead from the 19912 World Series set that I'd like to get signed, but I don't know when I'll have that opportunity.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Frank Malzone - 1963 and 1964 Topps

I receive done more return today.  It's been a nice, steady run lately.  Usually when I send out a bunch of requests, I end up with a day or two when they all come back, but this this time it's been one or two a day.

Frank Malzone signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps.

I have about 10 or 12 requests out that I can reasonably expect to get back in the next week or so. After that, I'll need to start sending out some more.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Paul Foytack and Vern Law

I received two returns today as well as one failure.

I had sent a card to Matt Capps in care of the Atlanta Brave's spring training but I received it back with a "not deliverable as addressed" label.  I"m not sure why it was sent back.  Last I heard he was signed to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.  Anyone have any ideas?

Paul Foytack signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps.

And Vern Law signed his 1952 Topps and added a couple of inscriptions.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Garry Roggenburk

The returns continue to trickle in.  Today I received a 1963 and 1964 Topps signed by former-Twin Garry Roggenburk.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lou Klimchock

One more return today.  Lou Klimchock signed his 1960, 1962 and 1963 Topps for me.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Judson and Schaffernoth

I received two returns today, including one of the four 1952 Topps I've sent out recently.

Howie Judson signed his 1952 Topps.

And Joe Schaffernoth signed his 1963 Topps.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Paul Brown Return

The requests I've sent out lately are coming back more slowly than I hoped, but yesterday I received one from Paul Brown, who signed his 1962 and 1963 Topps.

Tomorrow I'm sending out a couple 1952 Topps, but other than those, I don't have a lot to send out.