Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ken Szotkiewicz

I was able to add another 1971 Topps to my collection thanks to Ken Szotkiewicz, who signed his card in about a little under two weeks.

I had originally gotten an RTS with a bad address for Mr. Szotkiewicz, but someone there was kind enough to write the correct address on the envelope despite the forwarding time having expired.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Bill Short Return

 Bill Short signed three cards for me in about a month, including his 1962, 1968 and 1969 Topps. 

I haven't sent out many requests lately. I was too busy sorting all my existing signed cards.  That took about a week, spending an hour or more each day on it.  I'll probably start sending out some more early next week.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Jim Price and Bobby Shantz Returns

 A while ago a bought a few very inexpensive signed 1971 Topps, but then realized one of those players is also a reasonably good signer.  Jim (Jimmie) Price signed his 1971 Topps for me in about a month.

He sometimes take a few months to sign according to the requests logged on SCN, but I got mine back pretty quickly.  I always prefer to have an autograph via ttm rather than a purchase if I can, so I'm happy to get this one.

My other return was from Bobby Shantz.  Definitely a ttm hall of famer.  About a week after I sent this request, I read on SCN that he had fallen and broken his hip and elbow!  Mr. Shantz is 95 years old and must be pretty tough because he got back home very quickly and his signature still looks great!  He signed his 1955 Bowman for me.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Billy Cowan, Brooks Robinson and Luke Walker Returns

Today I had three returns in the mail.  Two of them were in my Informed Delivery email three days ago abut didn't show up until today.  They also had an additional postmark on them.  My guess is they were mis-delivered and the person who got them put them in their outgoing mail.  Anyway, I happy to finally get them back!

Billy Cowan signed his 1964 Topps already signed by John Boccabella and his 1971 Topps.

Brooks Robinson signed his 1972 Topps card #222, showing the 1971 A.L. Playoffs.

Finally, Luke Walker signed two of his 1971 cards, as well as his 1972 and 1973 Topps.  This is one that took a few extra days to come back.  Mr. Walker is an excellent signer, with a 75% success rate on SCN.  I had sent to him about this time last year and didn't get it back. 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Gene Lamont TTM Return and a Willie Stargell Purchase

 I received one TTM return and an Ebay purchase today.

Gene Lamont signed his 1971 Topps already signed by Lerrin Lagrow.

He also signed his 1975 Topps.

Late last week I had a little Paypal money burning a hole so I was looking around Ebay and game across this Willie Stargell card.  It's a 1999 Hillshire Farms certified card. 

I had previously purchased cards from this set of Ernie Banks, Harmon Killebrew and Frank Robinson.  

I didn't realize there was a Stargell card in this set and now I think I have all four cards that were released.  These cards can be found pretty cheaply on Ebay, especially considering these are all deceased Hall of Famers.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Ray Culp

 I received one return today.  Ray Culp signed his 1971 Topps.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Woody Woodward Return

 I received a return from Woody Woodward today, who was kind enough to sign his 1968 Topps as well as a 1971 Topps card of the 1970 NL Playoffs.

I also received an RTS from Ken Szotkiewicz due to a bad address.  I'll correct it and resend.