Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring Training Return - Craig Breslow

I only sent out three requests to spring training.  The return rates for spring training have really dropped so I don't bother sending too many out.

Today I received my first return.  Craig Breslow signed his 2017 Topps Heritage in ballpoint.  I had included an extra for him to keep but he returned it unsigned.

Breslow signed from the Toronto Blue Jays spring training address.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Harmon Killebrew - 1964 Sport Magazine

I took advantage of the 20% off sale on Ebay last Friday and bought this Harmon Killebrew-signed Sport Magazine from 1964.  It is JSA authenticated.  It wasn't very expensive, so the 20% off amount to roughly free shipping.

I didn't have a magazine signed by Killebrew yet, so I"m happy to add this to my collection.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Joe Adcock - 1958 Topps

I received my other Ebay purchase today: a 1958 Topps signed by Joe Adcock.

There are a few other authenticated 1958 signed cards on Ebay that I have my eye on.  I may try to dig up some other stuff to dell to pay for those.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Harry Anderson 1958 Topps

I few weeks ago I sold a couple Brett Favre signed 8x10 pictures on Ebay and used the money to buy a few other things.

One of the things I bought was a 1958 Topps signed by Harry Anderson.

I have another signed 1958 Topps coming in the mail any day.  I still have over 100 to go to complete my set, but they're getting harder to come by and much more expensive.  Only a small number of the players I still need are still living.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Brooks Robinson - Again

Last time, I said it would be the last time I sent to Mr. Robinson, but I came across a 1972 Sport magazine with him on the cover and decided it would be a good time to upgrade my 1958 Topps, which he signed in black the first time I sent to him back in 2005.

This time I included a blue sharpie for him to use and he was kind enough to sign them both for me in nine days with $20.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Another Return After a Long Wait

After receiving a return from Jack Fisher after over 1000 days earlier this month, today I received another surprise in the mailbox.

Gene Alley signed his 1968 and 1972 Topps after 875 days.  The 1972 Topps is a little smudged, but not too bad.

It's fun to get these back after such a long time and after assuming they're never coming back.

This weekend is TwinsFest but I've decided not to go.  It's a lot of work and pretty exhausting, not to mention it can be expensive depending on how many autographs you get. 

The only autograph I will probably regret not getting is Jim Kaat.  I have a 1964 Western Oil print I"d like to have signed by him.  But it was announced that he's joined the Twins' organization as a special assistant or something, so maybe I'll have more chances coming up.

If you went to TwinsFest, please comment and let me know how it went.  I have missed my annual opportunity to say hi to Steve, Randy and Zane.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Bobby Shantz Return

I actually sent out a request! I wanted to do something other than just cards so I sent a 1953 Sport Life Magazine and 1958 Topps to Bobby Shantz.

He signed them nicely and returned them in just 6 days!