Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Last Return of the Year

One return today to close out 2015.

Steve Foucault signed his 1976 and 1978 Topps.

In the next couple of days I'll review my progress on my goals for 2015 and set some goals for 2016.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Darcy Fast and Bob Lacey Returns

Two more returns today, all cards from the 70's.

Darcy Fast signed his 1972 Topps.

And Bob Lacey signed his 1978 and 1979 Topps.

One more day to reach my goals for 2015.  Not gonna happen.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Art Howe, Steve Kemp and Jamie Moyer TTM Returns

I received back a couple more returns from the 1978 Topps I sent out a couple of weeks ago, as well as a one I sent last summer.

Art Howe signed his 1978 and 1979 Topps.

Steve Kemp signed his 1978, 1979, and 1985 Topps.


And Jamie Moyer signed his 2008 and 2010 Topps Heritage cards that I sent him in August.

I sent out four more requests today.  All of them were 1952 Topps.  I'm going to fall short of my TTM goals for the year, but maybe I'll still get a few more out before the end of the year.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Ed Ott and Rick Reuschel TTM Returns - More 1978 Topps

More 1970's returns today.

Ed Ott signed his 1976, 1978 and 1979 Topps.

Rick Reuschel signed his 1976, 1978, 1979 and 1985 Topps for my collection.

I've been a little distracted from my autographs, as I've started documenting my Star Wars toy collection.  I've been taking a lot of pictures and creating a web site for the items so I can keep track of what I have.  I started a blog for that hobby too:

Droidtrader's Star Wars Toys

Friday, December 25, 2015

Floyd Bannister and Rick Waits

The cards for the '70's I sent out a little over a week ago are starting to come back.

Floyd Bannister signed a 1978, 1979 and two 1985 Topps for me.

 And Rick Waits signed his 1976, 1978, 1979 and 1985 Topps.

I have a few 1952 Topps to send out and I'll send out another batch of cards from the 70's (primarily 1978).  I'll work on them over this weekend and next while I have a few days off from work.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Few 1952 Topps

I recently purchased three 1952 Topps from Mickey's.  I was a little surprised at how "cheap" they were.  Perhaps because they were all excellent ttm signers and have only recently passed away.  But especially considering they're PSA/DNA authenticated, I was happy to grab them.

The three I bought include Lou Brissie, Robin Roberts and Mickey Vernon,

I also bought a few unsigned 1952 Topps that I'll send out over the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dick Moloney - 1971 Topps

Just 10 days after receiving this card from Chuck Brinkman, I've received it back from Dick Moloney.

I really like getting multi-signed cards completed, and even though this one is just two players, I think it looks pretty nice.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Nolan Ryan - 1978 Topps

I sent this card to the Nolan Ryan Foundation back in September.  He signs a few times a year so you just have to send it in and be patient.

I'm happy to add another Hall of Famer to my 1978 Topps set.

I sent out 11 requests today.  Mostly 1978 Topps, along with cards from the 1976 and 1979 sets I bought to send along with these requests.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hal Breeden Return

Another return today.  It's been a while since I've gotten a few in the same week.

Hal Breeden signed his 1972 and 1973 Topps for me.

 He also included a signed Baseball Magazine card from 2010 picturing him with the Hanshin Tigers.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

#TBT - Hemus and Silvera

I was really happy today to see a few vintage cards come back.  Both of these were sent out back in August, so I was getting nervous that I may not see them again.

Solly Hemus signed his 1953 Topps for me,

Charlie Silvera signed card makes my 39th from that set.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Brinkman and Luebber

Two returns today, adding a couple more cards to my 1972 Topps collection.

Steve Luebber, a former Twin, signed his 1972 Topps.

And Chuck Brinkman signed his 1971, 1972 and 1973 Topps.

I'm having a tough time getting fired up for TwinsFest.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow, but I haven't decided which days, if any, I'll attend.  I've looked at the lineup so far, and it doesn't seem like enough to make me want to stand out in the freezing cold.  I suppose I could just relax a little this year, and show up after it opens, and leisurely wander around to get whatever is convenient.  I haven't decided yet.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Del Unser Return

I sent out a handful of requests about a week ago and got my first one back today.

Del Unser signed his 1972, 1976 and 1978 Topps.


This marks the start of some 1970's cards I'll be getting back as I'm working on my 1972 and 1978 sets.  There will be some 71's, 73's and an occasional 79 in the returns as well. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Trevor Plouffe Red Wings Bobblehead

I'm slowly starting to get some things ready for TwinsFest.

Over the weekend I bought some Rawlings Official Major League Baseballs (romlbs) from Target, who had them on sale for $12.  Unfortunately, that's a good price these days.

Today I also received a Trevor Plouffe Red Wings bobblehead that I bought on Ebay.  It has a nice smooth helmet that will be a nice place to have it signed.

I think I'm set for cards and pictures.  I also have a few mini helmets and even a couple of bats.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Chuck Schilling

I can't remember the last time I had this big of a gap between posts.

But, I finally got a return today.  Chuck Schilling signed his 1962, 1964 and 1966 Topps for me.

I sent out seven requests today, so hopefully I'll have some more returns to post about soon.

I'm also starting to think about TwinsFest, but I'm not as fired up this year as I have been in the past. I don't think I'll buy too much more to get signed, but try to stick with what I have, which is mostly cards.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Rickey Clark and Ken McBride

Two returns in one day!  It's sad that I'm happy about that.

I added a couple more cards to my 1963 and 1972 Topps sets that I'm working on,

Rickey Clark signed his 1971 and 1972 Topps.

Ken McBride signed his 1960, 1962 and 1963 Topps.