Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ben Revere Fan HQ Signing

Ben Revere was signing Thursday night at Fan HQ at Ridgedale but I wasn't able to be there.  Instead, I drove over Wednesday after work and placed my order and my son and I drove back today to pick them up.

Both my sons and I got an 8x10 of Revere's award-winning catch at the wall from last year.  This was especially cool for us because we were at that game.

I also dropped off a 2012 Topps Heritage for him to sign.

While we were there, I also picked up a nice 16x20 of Jason Kubel celebrating after hitting a grand slam to complete the cycle.  This was another game that my older son and I attended, which I posted about here.  I had Kubel sign my ticket stub which I posted about here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bobby Doerr

Today I received an 8x10 back from Bobby Doerr.  I sent this to Mr. Doerr early last week.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bill "Shorty" Pleis

A week ago I sent out a couple of requests including a Nicholas Volpe, Western Oil portrait to Bill Pleis.

I received it today in just 7 days.  The portrait got a little beat up on its journey there and back, but actually looks much better than it does in this scan.

He was also kind enough to enclose a small photograph personalized to me.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Matt Cain Perfect Game Ticket

One of my coworkers was in San Francisco last week and decided to take in a ball game.  Luckily for him (and me), he happened to see Matt Cain throw a perfect game against the Astros.

When he emailed me that he had attended the game, I told him to save the ticket stub.  He said he would if the hotel maid hadn't already thrown it away!  He's not a collector.

He was kind enough to save the ticket and give it to me when he returned this week.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Joe Cunningham

I'm always happy to get a return lately since it's been over a month since I've sent any requests out.

Today I received a 1962 and 1963 Topps signed by Joe Cunningham.  He also included a signed custom card that is made to look like a 1969 Topps.


I've been so busy with my boys' baseball games that I haven't had a chance to buy any cards or send out any requests.  It will probably be this way for another month or so.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Jim Hickman Return

Although I don't have many requests out, I managed to get a return today.  I sent Jim Hickman a couple of cards in January and I received them back today.

Mr. Hickman signed a 1967 Topps as well as a 1972 Topps for my set.  I now have 361 signed 1972 Topps.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Nolan Ryan and My 800th Post

This is my 800th post since beginning this blog in October of 2008.  I'm a little surprised I've kept it up this long, but I've found that I like having a record of what I get back through the mail as well as our in-person experiences.

Today I received my cards back from a Nolan Ryan signing organized by Tom Orr at Atommic Sports.  I had him sign a 1972 Topps as well as a 2008 Upper Deck Goudey. 

It's been quite a while since I added a card to my 2008 Goudey set.  I'll have to take another look at the remaining cards I need and see if I can make some more progress on it.  I'm only targeting the retired players.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Art Ditmar Return

Today I received a couple of cards back from Art Ditmar that I sent in early April.  He was kind enough to sign his 1956 and 1962 Topps for me.

I also received a 1972 Topps Mickey Stanley signed card that I bough from Chris Potter via Ebay.