Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Couple 1963 Topps From Ebay

It's been very slow for TTM requests for me.  I haven't sent any and I haven't received any.

I did recently purchase a couple 1963 Topps from Ebay including Sam McDowell and Ken Berry on the White Sox team card.



I'm going to a 1987 Twins signing on Saturday to get Les Straker on his 1987 World Series Bobblehead.  After I get that one signed, I just have Don Baylor to get complete the set (Puckett and Niekro passed away before the set was released).

Monday, July 03, 2017

1965 Topps Lou Clinton

I looked at how I'm doing against my goals for the year and noticed I hadn't added a single 1965 Topps to my set yet this year.  My goal was to add five more.

I looked around on Ebay and found a nice Lou Clinton card signed and PSA authenticated.


I have quite a ways to go on my goals.  I'll post an update in a while.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bill Virdon - 1960 World Series Game #1 Save

Today I received three cards signed by Bill Virdon, including a cool World Series card from the 1961 set commemorating his save in game one of the 1960 World Series.


He also signed his 1964 and 1972 Topps for me.  This is just the first 1972 Topps I've gotten signed this year although my goal is to get 10.  I better get going on this!



Friday, June 23, 2017

Byung-Ho Park Return

A few weeks ago I noticed some returns posted on SCN from Byung-Ho Park so I thought I'd send a couple cards.

I've work casually on the Twins team sets from the Heritage and Allen & Ginter sets.  He was kind enough to sign a couple from last year for me via the Red Wings address.



Unfortunately, Byung-Ho is no longer on the 40 man roster and isn't having a great season in AAA. He's hitting only .223 with just 3 home runs.  Hopefully he can turn things around.

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!