Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Finally Something to Post

I have been very inactive in the hobby lately so I haven't had anything to post.

Last year, I sent in a couple of cards to a Rusty Staub signing via Atommic Sports.  Unfortunately, Mr. Staub was unable to make the signing and the rescheduled signing just occurred.

I had Mr. Staub sign his 1963 and 1965 Topps.  I"m still very short of my goals for the year, but this gets me a little closer to my 1965 set goal.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Les Straker Bobblehead

Here's a picture of the Les Straker bobblehead I got signed today.  He seemed surprised to see the bobblehead.  I'm guessing he hasn't signed a lot of these.


Well that happened quickly

Even though I was way back in line, I ended up getting to go to the front of the line since I was just getting one item signed.

There was a small card show.  I piked up a Sports Illustrated from 1976 with Reggie Jackson on the cover for $2, as well as a few 1954 Topps for $2 each.  I also picked up a 1987 Topps set for a friend for $5.





20 minutes in, still haven't moved

They claim everyone will get through in an hour, but one - third through the event and the line hasn't moved. 

Waiting in line for Straker

It seems a little chaotic, but it should start soon.  There are over 20 people signing so it will bee interesting to see how this goes.

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!