Friday, October 09, 2015

Wilson A1280

The TTM returns have really slowed down.  I hope to send out at least a few more over the weekend.

I recently bought a non-autographed item (which is rare for me), and received it this week.

It's a Wilson baseball with a facsimile Harmon Killebrew autograph.  I guess there are several other versions with other players' facsimile autographs.  It might be fun to try to get them all.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Bryant, Floethe and Richard

A nice day for returns today, as Thursdays usually are.  At least when I have requests outstanding.

Ron Bryant signed both his 1972 Topps as well as his 1973 Topps.

Chris Floethe signed his 1972 Topps.  Now it's off to Mr. Anderson to complete.

Lee Richard signed his 1972 and 1976 Topps for me.

I bought a few 1972 Topps on Ebay and hope to send them out soon.  My goal for the year was to add 10 more to this set, but that should be no problem as I already have seven as well as two I just purchased from an SCN member but haven't yet received.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Horlen, James and Navarro

Today I received a 1963 Topps signed by Joel Horlen that an SCN contact got signed for me.  I had received this card signed by Mr. Horlen through the mail a few years ago, but it was signed in pretty dry black marker, so this is an upgrade for my collection (and doesn't count towards my goal for the year of adding 50 more to the set).

I also received a few through the mail requests.

Julio Navarro signed his 1960 and 1964 Topps for me.

And Charlie James signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps.  I sent this request back in October of 2014, so I'm happy to see it come back.  I also have this 1963 card signed by Mr. James already.  I purchased one a while ago but prefer to get them TTM.  So why do I buy them?  Good question.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Del Crandall and Pete Ward

I sent Del Crandall a request back in early August and I was getting a little nervous, but today I received the 1952 Topps back signed nicely.  The card is a little rough, but those 52 Topps can be kind of expensive, so I went with a lower grade card.

I also received a return from Pete Ward, who signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Four Returns Today

It's nice to see multiple returns in the mailbox again.  It's been a while.

Today brought four returns.

Johnny Orsino signed his 1963 Topps.

Jose Tartabull signed his 1963, 1964 and 1966 Topps.


Roy Sievers signed a 1959 and 1964 Topps.

Finally, Daryl Spencer signed his 1963 Topps and included a signed 2013 Baseball Magazine card.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tony Gonzalez and Frank Thomas

Two returns today.

Tony Gonzalez signed his 1961 and 1963 Topps for $5 each.

Frank Thomas signed his 1955 Red Man, as well as his 1961, 1963 and 1964 Topps.  He also enclosed a signed card of his own.  Mr. Thomas signs for $5 each and donates the money to charity.  He wrote a nice letter explaining the charities he supports.

 After posting yesterday about the 1976 Topps set I bought on Ebay and mentioning that I might also send out some '79s, I dug out my 79 cards to find that I really didn't have many.  So, I ordered a set.  It should arrive in a few days and I can start sending out a lot of requests!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Carlton Fisk - 1978 Topps

My requests still seem a little slow in coming back.  I guess I'm just impatient.

I did get one back today, and it's a good start towards my 1978 Topps set.

Carlton Fisk signed for me for his $40 fee.

A while ago I used the wantlist feature over at to check off the cards from this set that I already have.  I was surprised to find out I already have 103 signed.  Just 623 to go!

Today I also received a complete 1976 Topps set I bought on Ebay.  I'll use these to send along with my 1978 Topps requests.  I think I have a few 1979 Topps that I may also include for the generous signers.