Monday, May 18, 2015

Ted Savage and Bob Allison

Today I received a TTM return and an Ebay purchase.

Ted Savage signed his 1963 and 1971 Topps in almost a month.

I also received a 1965 Topps signed by Bob Allison,  It's JSA-authenticated.

I also received a few unsigned cards from the 1963 set that I plan on sending out later this week.  It's been very slow lately as I haven't had much time to send out requests, and I don't have many cards to send out.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Art Mahaffey

Today I added another signed 1963 Topps to my collection.

Art Mahaffey signed his card in about eight weeks.  He was also nice enough to put my card in a semi rigid card holder for the return trip.  I usually don't use card holders because they have a tendency to cause envelopes to get caught in the postal sorting machines, but this one arrived safely.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Bobby Shantz

Today I received a quick return from Bobby Shantz, who signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps for me.  I sent this to him just 7 days ago.

I had previously purchased his signed 1963 Topps, but I really like to get them myself when I can. Mr. Shantz is a very generous and reliable signer through the mail, but it took me a while to find his 1963 card for a reasonable price since it's in the high number series.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Bill Pleis - 1963 Topps

Yesterday I received a return from former-Twin Bill Pleis, who signed his 1963 Topps for me.

If things slow down a bit for me, I'll stock up on some more cards to send out.  I haven't been sending many lately.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Some Returns After a Long Dry Spell

It seems like my returns are coming back very slowly lately.  I've sent out a few here and there but they just aren't coming back.

Today, I was surprised to get two returns that had been out a while.

First, Billy O'Dell signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps that I sent to him last October.

I didn't send out many Spring Training requests this year.  Just four.  And one of those never made it because the request I sent to Matt Capps with the Braves was returned twice due a a bad address.

But I did get one back today.  Michael Cuddyer signed his 2011 Allen & Ginter that I sent back in early March.  Cuddy is on the disabled list with the Mets so I guess he had some time to get to his fan mail.  Thanks Michael!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bud Daley - Pitching Leader

Today I received my fourth autograph on my 1961 Topps Pitching American League Pitching Leaders card.  The card is already signed by Milt Pappas, Art Ditmar and Chuck Estrada.

I think I'll send it off to Frank Lary next.  He can be slow to respond sometimes, but is still very dependable.  But I might not see this card again for a while.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

1960's Twins Matchbook Covers

I've made a couple Ebay purchases lately.  I like buying oddball stuff from the 1960's, and these matchbook covers fit right in.

Each has a player's picture on the cover, and inside there are just a couple of stats, including position, height/weight and handedness.