Friday, December 19, 2014

Altman and Fisher

I received two more returns today, adding two more 1963 Topps to my collection.  I think this makes 237 signed card from the set (out of 576).  I have a long way to go!

George Altman signed his 1960, 1963 and 1964 Topps.

And Eddie Fisher signed his 1963, 1966 and 1971 Topps.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Carroll Hardy Return

Another return today.

Carroll Hardy signed his 1963 Topps.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Catching Up on a Bunch of Returns

I received a lot of returns this week.  Most of them arrived on Monday.

Al Worthington signed the 1963, 1967 and 1968 Topps I sent him.  He also sent me a signed 1965 Topps, two 3x5 signed photos, a signed religious pamphlet and two signed article reprints.  Wow!

 Al Weis signed his 1970 and 1971 Topps as well as a Ron Lewis 1969 Mets postcard.


Bobby Pfeil signed his 1970 and 1972 Topps and a Ron Lewis postcard.


Ernie Broglio signed a 1961 Post as well as 1962 and 1963 Topps.

Don Larsen signed his 1963 Topps.

Gary Peters signed a 1963, 1964 and 1966 Topps.


Ken McBride signed two 1964 Topps, including one I had included for him to keep, but he didn't return the 1963 Topps I had enclosed.  Oops.

John Goryl signed a 1959, 1963 and 1964 Topps.

And Bob Sadowski signed his 1963 Topps.  Did you know there are two Bob Sadowski's that played in the early to mid 60's?  Very confusing!

Phew!  That was Monday.

On Tuesday, I received a 1961 Topps Pitching Leaders card signed by Art Ditmar.  I had first sent this to Milt Pappas, who smeared his signature.  I thought I'd complete it anyway, but now I'm having second thoughts.  I might but another one and start over.

Lindy McDaniel signed a 1961 and 1963 Topps.

And today, I received a return from Frank Funk, who signed a 1963 and 1964 Topps.

It took my quite a bit of time to scan all these cards and catalog them.  I expect a few more returns in the next few days but things will really slow down over the holidays I think.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jack DiLauro

Another return today.

Jack DiLauro signed his 1970 and 1971 Topps as well as a Ron Lewis 1969 Mets postcard.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Vern Law Return

One return today.  Vern Law was kind enough to sign a few cards fro me including some already signed by other players.

He signed the 1959 Topps Buc Hill Aces already signed by  Roy Face and Bob Friend.

1961 Pitching Leaders already signed by Ernie Broglio.

And he signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps and added his Cy Young Award inscription.

I'm starting to get ready for TwinsFest.  I bought my tickets yesterday.  I'm excited to see Torii Hunter and am hoping to get at least one bobblehead signed by him.  I'm not sure yet if newly-signed Ervin Santana will be there, but if so, I'll try to get him to sign a ball.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Barry Latman

Today I received a return from Barry Latman, who signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps for my collection.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Bud Daley and Ron Fairly

I made some good progress on my sets today.

Bud Daley signed his 1963 and 1964 Topps for me.

And Ron Fairly signed his 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1965 Topps.  It's been a long time since I added any 1961 or 1965 Topps to my collection, especially through the mail.