Monday, September 24, 2018

Al Kaline and Vida Blue

Today was a good day at the mailbox!

Vida Blue signed two of his 1972 Topps Leaders cards already signed by Wilbur Wood.

And Al Kaline signed his 1961 Topps All Star card.

Monday, September 17, 2018

John Hetki Return

Today I received a return from John Hetki, who signed my 1953 Topps in three weeks.

I only have a couple outstanding requests so I'll have to try to find some time to send out a few more.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Carl Erskine and George Foster

Today I received a ttm return from Carl Erskine and a George Foster card signed via a mail-in signing.

Mr. Erskine signed his 1952 Bowman, 1954 Red Heart and 1959 Topps for me.

I added George Foster's signature to my 1972 set.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Kaat, James and Skizas

I returned home from a long weekend to a few returns in my mailbox.

Jim Kaat signed a Gold Glove baseball for me for a donation that goes towards supporting youth baseball.  This joins Brooks Robinson in my Gold Glove baseball collection.  Both players won 16 Gold Glove Awards!

Lou Skizas signed his 1957 and 1959 Topps for me.  He signed the 1957 on the back, probably because the front is pretty dark.

Finally, after four attempts, Cleo James signed his 1972 Topps for my set.  I'm really happy to get this one back.  In the past, I have received my card back with a note to send to the MLBPAA for autographs, despite seeing others getting returns from him.  I took another chance and am glad to add this to my collection.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Roger Erickson

I've been getting more interested lately in getting some more former Twins' autographs on cards. 

I sent a couple cards to Roger Erickson in July and he was kind enough to sign both his 1970 and 1980 Topps for me.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Barry Latman

Today I received two cards back from Barry Latman, who signed his 1959 and 1960 Topps in a little over two weeks.

I have seven outstanding requests, including a couple private signings that will help add some cards to my 1963, 1965 and 1972 Topps sets.  I've also been sending out a few vintage cards when I can find the time.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Wilbur Wood - Mail-In Signing Return

Today I received three cards I sent in to a signing with Wilbur Wood.  Mr. Wood is a good signer through the mail, but personalizes.  I don't normally mind my cards being personalized, but he apparently also  personalized multi-signed cards.  I had two cards I wanted signed by all three players so I opted to pay for his signature.

He signed the 1972 Topps cards of A.L ERA Leaders and A.L. Pitching Leaders from the 1971 season.  I hope to be able to get all three players to sign both of these cards.  I'll probably send them off to Vida Blue next.

I also had his 1978 Topps signed.

Mr. Wood has five cards from the 1972 set, including his individual card, his Boyhood Photo card, and an "In Action" card.  I know have all five of his cards signed from this set.