Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coleman and Crimian

Two nice vintage returns in the mailbox today.

First, Jerry Coleman signed a 1951 Bowman and 1952 Topps for me.

And Jack Crimian signed his 1956 Topps.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fritz Peterson - 1972 Topps

I received a card back from a signing that a fellow SCN member held with Fritz Peterson.  Unfortunately, I didn't notice that he also has another card from the set (In Action) so I missed the opportunity to get that one signed.

This is the 359th card I have signed from the set.  I have 41 to go to reach my goal of 400 signed cards from 1972.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bobby Bolin TTM Return (after 1160 days!)

I came home from my son's baseball tournament today to a very nice surprise.  Bobby Bolin signed his 1965 Topps that I sent to him on March 16, 2009!

This is my second long return from Mr. Bolin.  I sent two request in 2007 and this one in 2009.  In January of 2010, I received the first request I sent, after 1032 days.  I have one more outstanding request, that I sent in 2007.  I assume that one isn't coming back.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Returns From Chris Potter Sports Signings

Today I received several cards back from various signings held by Chris Potter Sports.  I was able to get some tough ttm signers for my 1965 and 1972 sets.

I had Tony Taylor sign his 1965 and 1972 Topps.

Doug Camilli signed his 1965 Topps.

Stan Bahnsen and Terry Crowley also signed 1972 Topps cards for my set.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stigman and Lopata

I received two returns yesterday but didn't have time to post them.

Dick Stigman signed his 1959 Topps rookie card, as well as a 1963 and 1964 Topps.

Stan Lopata signed his 1951 Bowman and 1956 Topps.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Laurin Pepper Return

It's been very slow lately, but yesterday I received a return.

Laurin Pepper signed his 1956 Topps for me.

I've sent out 3 or 4 requests over the last couple of weeks but really don't have much else to send out.  I have a couple of Western Oil give away portraits that I've had around for a while that I"ll send out once I remember to buy some larger envelopes.

Alexi Casilla is signing tomorrow at a Sports Authority.  I ordered some 2012 Topps Heritage Twins cards but didn't receive them yet so I don't think I'll go.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Twins 5 - Tigers 3 - August 11th, 1964

A while ago I received another old Twins program that I bought on Ebay.  This program is from a game against the Tigers on Tuesday, August 11th, 1964.  You can view the box score at

It was a good game for the Twins, with Al Worthington picking up the win, having pitched the last 3 innings.  Tony Oliva was 2 for 4 with a home run and a double.  Early Battey went 3 for 4.

The Twins kept Al Kaline under control, holding him hitless for the game.

Unfortunately, the game wasn't very meaningful, as the Tigers were 13.5 games out of first place and the Twins were 15.5 games back.

Inside the program were a couple of interesting ads.  First, there was an ad for the Western Oil Portraits of the Twins players by Nicholas Volpe.  I guess you had to pay 10 cents for them.  I had thought they were free.  The ad also includes a tumbler with the Twins facsimile autographs on them.  I'm not sure I've seen one of these before.  I may have to keep my eyes out for one.

There is also a Bubble UP ad featuring Killebrew and Allison.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Don Mossi Return

One more return today.

Don Mossi signed a 1962 and 1966 Topps.

I don't have many outstanding requests or even many cards to send out.  There's a card show this weekend but my younger son has a baseball tournament so I may not get to it.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Billy O'Dell TTM Return

My returns are slowing down but I did receive one today.

Billy O'Dell signed a 1960 and 1961 Topps that I sent last February.