Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Pete Rose Signed Cards

I sent in a few cards to a Pete Rose signing that I learned about on sportscollectors.net and received them back today.

He signed a 1973 Topps and both his 1978 Topps cards.




I'm not really working on the 1973 Topps set, but I remember this card as being a favorite when I was a kid, so I thought is would be cool to get it signed.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Tucker Ashford

I received another return for my 1978 Topps project today.

Tucker Ashford signed his 1978 and 1979 Topps.



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bob Addis and John Montague Returns

I was gone for the weekend and came home to find two returns waiting for me.

John Montague signed his 1978 and 1979 Topps.




And Bob Addis signed his 1952 Topps.



I have about eight requests outstanding from the last few weeks.  They are all for cards from the 1970's.  I don't have any more older cards to send out so I'll have to do some shopping.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Syd O'Brien - 1972 Topps

One return today:

Syd O'Brien signed his 1972 Topps for my collection.


I sent this back in December so I'm not counting this towards my 2016 goals.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jim Essian Return

There was one return waiting in my mailbox today.  Jim Essian was kind enough to sign a 1978, 1979 and 1985 Topps.

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Good Day at the Mailbox - Whitey Ford, Joe DeMaestri and Adrian Devine

I was really happy to see my 1963 Topps come back from Whitey Ford.  I sent him the same card over a year ago and it never came back.  He didn't cash the check I sent with the request, so maybe the whole letter was lost in the mail.  Maybe I'll get another one some time in the future!


I also got a nice return from Joe DeMaestri, who signed his 1952 Topps for me.


I think I have one more 1952 Topps out in the mail.  There are a few more I'd like to send out, but the higher number cards are really expensive, even in poor condition.

I continue to get back some of the 1970's cards I've been sending out, focusing on the 1978 Topps set. Adrian Devine signed his 1978 and 1979 Topps.



More Twins Matchbook Covers - Earl Battey and Bob Allison

I completed my 1961 (?) Twins matchbook set by adding Earl Battey and Bob Allison.



There appear to be 10 in this set.  I bought the other eight a while ago and posted about them HERE.

I haven't checked the mailbox yet today.  It's below 0 and I only want to make one trip so I'll wait until I'm sure the mail has been delivered.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Jackie Jensen - 1958 Topps All Star

Thanks to another Ebay gift card I received for Christmas, I added another 1958 Topps to my set.

I bought Jackie Jensen's All Star card from the set.  I still need his "regular" card however.



This makes 2 out of the 3 cards I set as a goal to add to this set in 2016, so I'm in great shape so far. However, as I mentioned before, he cards I have left are hard expensive and/or hard to come by.