Monday, June 19, 2017

Brooks Robinson - One Last Time

Okay, I just couldn't get over the fact that Mr. Robinson was signing through the mail for reasonable fees so I sent one more.

This time I sent a Gold Glove ball, which is signed on the side panel (as requested) and also included his GG and HOF inscriptions, which I didn't ask for.  What a great surprise!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jim Rice

It's been quite a while since I posted.  I didn't post at all in May.  I'm not sure if I've gone a whole calendar month without posting to this blog very often.

I started sending out just a handful of requests.  Mainly based on returns I've seen posted on SCN.  One example of that is Jim Rice, who is signing through the mail for $10 per card.

He signed his 1978 Topps and 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game in just 9 days.  I'm happy to add another card to the Greats of the Game set without having to pay show prices.


Neither of these cards help towards my goals for the year.  I really need to get going on those goals!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Brooks Robinson (Again)

When I first sent to Brooks Robinson, I didn't have all the cards I wanted to send but I didn't want to miss out on his signing from home, so I sent what I had at the time (2000 Fleer Greats of the Game).

I bought a 1961 Topps on Ebay for my set, and sent it shortly after it arrived.  I received it back today, along with a signed Hall of Fame postcard tat he was kind enough to include!



Friday, April 14, 2017

Juan Marichal

I received a couple cards back from a Juan Marichal private signing via Tom Orr at Atommic Sports.

I had a 1963 Topps and 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game signed.



Sunday, April 09, 2017

Update On My 2017 Collecting Goals

I've made just a little progress on my 2017 goals.  Here's my end of Q1 update:

Goal - Add three signed cards to my 1958 set. - Update - I haven't added any cards to this set yet this year.

Goal - Add 10 signed cards to my 1961 set.  I haven't worked on this very seriously so this will be a bit different this year. - Update - I've added just two so far this year, but I think this one is easily achieved if I take some time to buy some cards to send out.

Goal - Add five signed cards to my 1963 set. - Update - I've added four so far, so this one will be easy.

Goal - Add five signed cards to my 1965 set. - Update - I haven't added any yet, but I do have one out to a private signing that keeps getting delayed.

Goal - Add 10 signed cards to my 1972 set. - Update - I haven't added any to this set yet.  This one might be tough and expensive.

Goal - Add two signed bobbleheads to my collection. -  Update - I cheated a bit on this one since I knew I'd have a good chance to get these done at TwinsFest, which I did.  I got Kent Krbek and Tom Kelly.

That's it, I've got a bit of work to do to reach these goals.  Although I didn't include it in my goals, I've been going after the 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game set this year.  I've added five so far, and hope to get a few more.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Jay Hook Return

Today I received three cards back from Jay Hook that I sent back in March.  He signed a 1960, 1962 and 1963 Topps for me.

This is my fourth 1963 Topps this year.  Just one more to reach my goal.  I need to provide an update on my goals.  Maybe tomorrow.




Friday, March 31, 2017

A TTM Return and a Private Signing Return

Yesterday I had two returns in the mail.

I received a 1972 Topps signed by Carlos May from an Under the Radar Sports private signing.


I also received a TTM 1963 Topps signed by Whitey Herzog who signed for his $10 fee.


I'm about to give up on the other three requests I have out to the Twins spring training, but maybe I"ll be surprised later in the season.  I'm anxious for the season to start, even though I have little hope that the Twins will have a decent season.