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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Brooks Robinson Return

I noticed on sportscollectors.net that Brooks Robinson was signing from his home address for a small fee so I joined the crowd and sent him a 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game.  He signed it, added his HOF inscription and returned it in just 9 days for a $10 cash gift.




I've added a few cards to this set this the last couple of months and hope to add a few more, even though they weren't part of my goals for the year.

Speaking of which, I'm not doing great on my goals, but I'll update them this weekend.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bill Mazeroski - Mail In Signing Return

I sent in a couple cards to Tom Orr at Atommic Sports for a Bill Mazeroski signing and received them back today.

I had him sign a 1961 Topps and a 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game.


I sent out just a few requests in the last couple of weeks but hopefully those come back next week sometime.