Friday, November 25, 2011

Rich Hand and Julian Javier

I received two returns today.  Rich Hand singed three cards for me in just over a year: a 1971, 1972 and 1973 Topps.

Julian Javier signed three cards for me as well: a 1961, 1969, and 1972 Topps.  I included $5 with this request.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Killebrew, Mincher, Hisle and Battey

I'm catching up on adding some recent purchases to my web site and blog.  My favorite is an 11x14 signed photo of Harmon Killebrew that I bought on Ebay.  It's PSA/DNA authenticated.  I framed it using a mat and inexpensive frame I purchased at Michael's.

I had a few more purchases from Claremont Shows to post as well.

A Don Mincher signed cap:

A Larry Hisle signed baseball:

And an Earl Battey signed mini catcher's mask:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jim Nash and Billy Conigliaro

Two returns to start off the week.

Jim Nash signed and personalized his 1972 Topps.

And Billy Conigliaro signed a 1971 and 1972 Topps for me.

I'm going to try to get a few requests out tomorrow before the holiday weekend.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Claremont Shows Purchase

I scanned in the 1972 Topps (and one 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game) cards I bought from Claremont Shows during a 50% off sale they had.  I won't list them all, just show them here.  This purchase puts me at 306 signed 1972 Topps cards so I've reached the goal of 300 I had set for the year.

Al Downing TTM Return

One return in the mailbox today.  Al Downing signed his 1972 Topps for me in about 9 days.

I also received an order from Claremont Shows.  I ordered a bunch of signed 1972 Topps as well as a few other items.  I haven't scanned them all in yet but I'll post them soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bud Harrelson, Terry Fox, Ken MacKenzie and Scott Erickson

On Tuesday I received a return from Bud Harrelson who signed a 1969 Topps and a Ron Lewis 1969 Mets postcard.

Today I received another 1991 Twins bobblehead, this time signed by Scott Erickson at a MAB Celebrity signing taken by an SCN contact.

I also received three ttm returns today.  Ed Yost signed a 1952 Bowman and a Ron Lewis 1969 Mets postcard.

Terry Fox and Ken MacKenzie each signed a 1961 Topps for me.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bob "Red" Wilson Return

One return today.  Bob "Red" Wilson signed his 1954 Topps for me and also briefly answered my question about his career after his playing days.

Take a look at the catcher's gear he's wearing in that picture.  There's not a lot of padding there!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bill Skowron and Lloyd Allen

I received a couple of returns today.  First, I was excited to get my 1954 Topps back from Bill "Moose" Skowron.  Moose was a six-time All Star and won five World Series (four with the Yankees, and one with Dodgers).  I included $10 with my request.

I also got back three cards from Lloyd Allen, who signed a 1971, 1972 and 1973 Topps.  I sent these back in January, so I was happy to see them again.


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

David West - 1991 Twins Bobblehead

Today I received my third signed bobblehead from the 1991 Twins set.

David West signed his bobblehead, which I sent to J&M Sports Cards for an event on November 5th.

I have one more out to be signed by Scott Erickson later this month.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Leo "Chico" Cardenas

I received one return today.  Leo "Chico" Cardenas signed his 1961 Topps card in red sharpie.  I think in my eight years of sending autograph requests through the mail, this is the first time I've gotten one back signed in red.  I enclosed $5 with my request.

I went to the TCSCC card show at Valley West Mall on Saturday.  It was very full.  I didn't get as many cards as I would have liked, but I did end up with 17 cards to send out.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Mike McQueen Success

One return in the mailbox today.  Mike McQueen signed his 1971 and 1972 Topps for me.

Tomorrow my younger son and I are going to the TCSCC card show in Bloomington.  I have a list of cards I need from 1961 and 1972, as well as a handful of older miscellaneous cards I'd like to get signed.  I'll probably try to pick up a few more 1958 Topps for my older son, who is deer hunting this weekend.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

More Returns - Swoboda, Mason, Kasko and Bridges

Four more returns today.  It's nice to finally have some consistent returns waiting for me at the mailbox every day.

Ron Swoboda signed a Ron Lewis 1969 Mets postcard and a 1972 Topps.  I included $10 with my request.

Jim Mason finished off a 1972 Topps already signed by Tom Ragland and Bill Fahey.

Rocky Bridges signed a 1959 Topps.

And Eddie Kasko signed a 1960 and 1962 Topps.