Friday, August 28, 2015

Some More 1952 Topps

I was out of town for about a week and came home to find some more 1952 Topps returns.

I received signed cards from Gil Coan, Bob Friend and Bob Kuzava.






I also received a few more vintage cards I purchased on eBay and will be sending those out soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Couple Vintage Cards

I recently bought a handful of vintage cards and sent them out last week.  Today I got back the first two returns.

Irv Noren signed his 1952 Topps for his $10 fee.


Bobby Shantz signed his 1953 Topps.  Mr. Shantz is a very generous signer and I was surprised I hadn't gotten this card signed yet when I was going through my lists.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

I was on the Budweiser Deck for last night's Twin's game. Sano's big blast looked like it could have reached me!

Sunday, August 09, 2015

This Year's Twins Bobblehead Giveaways

A couple weeks ago I posted about the Twins game I went to, thanks to my sister, where we got the Brian Dozier bobblehead.  This bobblehead does not have a good spot for an autograph, so I'm not sure I'll get this one signed.

Yesterday, I bought the Molitor and Hughes bobbleheads from blog reader and fellow collector Steve.  Thanks Steve!




I still need to pick up the Hughes Star Wars bobblehead from this year, but they're still kind of spendy.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Billy Williams

Another paid-signing return today.  I sent two cards to Tom Orr (Atommic Sports) for a Billy Williams signing on July 31st.

I was able to add cards to two of the sets I'm working on, including the 1961 and 1962 Topps sets.






Monday, August 03, 2015

Robin Yount

Today I received two cards I had sent to Waukesha Sports to get signed by Robin Yount last weekend at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

I haven't added a card to my 2008 Goudey retired players collection for over two years.  I'm happy to make this my 39th card in that set.


I also took the opportunity to get a 1978 Topps signed, assuming I'll start work on that set in earnest sometime soon.  This is also a card that stands out from my childhood, so it's cool to have it signed.


I think the card that stands out the most from my childhood is the 1978 Topps Butch Wynegar card. As a Twins fan, I was happy to pull this card from the packs I'd buy at Hunt's Silver Lake Drug in Rochester, Minnesota after church every Sunday.  That is, until I had about a dozen of them, and it seemed there was one in every pack.  It's one of the first cards I sent out to get signed once I discovered this hobby back in July of 2003.



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Nice Surprise - 2014 Topps Heritage Dozier

As I was getting ready for the Twins game last Saturday, I was going through my TwinsFest binder for cards to take along in case there were any autograph opportunities.

I came across a card still in my binder that was signed, but I had overlooked when pulling all the other signed cards out last January.

The card I had forgotten to take out was a 2014 Topps Heritage signed by Brian Dozier!