Tuesday, July 17, 2018

George Mitterwald Return

Last week I started sending out a handful of requests.  My first one came back today.  Hopefully I'll have a relatively steady stream of returns to report on in the next few weeks.  Longer, if I can keep up the habit of sending out more requests.

George Mitterwald signed his 1969, 1971, 1976 and 1978 Topps in 7 days.





Saturday, June 30, 2018

Bert Blyleven Bat

I was browsing Ebay the other day and came across this bat being offered by a local seller.  The auction was close to being complete and the price was still very low so I bid on it and won.  Even with shipping, it was barely more than the price of the bat itself.  It has JSA authentication as well.




I'm not a huge fan of pitchers signing bats, but this seemed too good to pass up for a former Twin and Hall of Famer.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Garry Roggenburk - 1963 Western Oil Nicholas Volpe Print

I received a very quick return from Garry Roggenburk who signed his 1963 Western Oil Nicholas Volpe print in just 6 days.



This makes 13 signed prints that I've received from this set. There are 24 prints in the set, but I think there are only one or two players left that I don't have that haven't passed away.

I had to buy a set of about a dozen of these unsigned prints on Ebay just to get the Mr. Roggenburk's.  I kept the prints of the deceased players that I didn't have yet and am trying to sell the others individually on Ebay.  These are rather hard to come by in decent shape, and they are usually sold in groups rather than individually.

The 1964 set seems even harder to come by.  I only have seven of those signed so far.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

A.J. Pierzynski Signed Bobblehead

I sent my A.J. Pierzynski bobblehead into a signing held by an SCN contact and received it back this weekend.




I still have a few SGA bobbleheads I need to get signed from back in the early 2000's including Guzman, Guardado, Gaetti, Aguilera and a bunch of Pucketts.  It shouldn't be too hard to get Guardado, Gaetti and Aguilera, but Guzman might be tough.  The Pucketts will be spendy if I can find them.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Al Kaline - 1956 Topps

The 1956 Topps set isn't always great for autographs but this Kaline card came out pretty nice I think.  I received this back today after sending to him just seven days ago.


I have a few other Hall of Famers in this set:




Monday, April 30, 2018

Mike Cubbage Return

Today I received three cards back from Mike Cubbage who signed his 1976, 1978 and 1979 Topps.




I remember buying packs in 1978 and hoping to get cars of Twins players.  I seemed to only get Mike Cubbage and Butch Wynegar cards, and had a bunch of each of them.

Once I discovered TTM autographs, Butch Wynegar was one of the first I sent to.  I also sent to Mr. Cubbage, but not his 1978 card for some reason.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tommy Brown - 1952 Topps

90 year old Tommy Brown signed his 1952 Topps for me in a little over two weeks.

His signature is very nice for his age, and way better than most of the current players, who have unrecognizable signatures.