Thursday, November 29, 2012

My New Project

I've been thinking about getting some of the 1963 Western Oil portraits signed, but with their black backgrounds, I thought it might be a tough project.

But I came across 12 different portraits on Ebay of good through the mail signers so I bought them all and plan on sending them out shortly.  I sent one out already as a test to see how it looks with a silver sharpie I enclosed with my request before I send out the rest.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Billy Williams - 1972 Topps In Action

Today I received a 1972 Topps In Action signed by Billy Williams.  I had sent it in to Tom Orr at Atommic Sports who did a great job as always.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Crandall and Reid

A while ago I posted about my ttm success with Greg Luzinski, who signed his 1971 Topps for me.  Today I received a return from Scott Reid who finished the card for me.

I also received a 1961 Topps signed by Del Crandall.  I enclosed $5 with my request.  I'm not sure why it took me so long to send this card to him since I've been working on this set for a long time.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Killebrew and Slaughter

I bought a couple of signed pictures from a fellow SCN member.

I've seen a few of these before but I'm not really sure who made them or why.  The portraits of the players are really nice and the bottom have contains the players' career stats listed.

These won't fit in any standard size frame and I don't think I'll invest in custom frames for these.  For now, they'll stay rolled up in the tube they shipped in.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bob Bailey

Today I received three cards back signed by Bob Bailey that I sent in to a Chris Potter Sports signing.

I had him sign a 1965 Topps.  I haven't added many cards to my 1965 set so it's nice to get another added.

I also had him sign his regular 1972 Topps card as well as his Boyhood Photos card.

This brings me to 381 signed cards from the 1972 set.  19 short of my goal for the year.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ditmar, Gardenhire and Carroll

I received one ttm return today as well as a couple of cards I bought from a fellow SCN member.

First, Art Ditmar signed a 1961 Topps (1960 ERA Leaders) already signed by Frank Baumann and Jim Bunning.  Now it's off to Hal Brown!

I bought a couple more Twins Heritage cards to try to complete my sets.  I bought 2012 Topps Heritage cards signed by Gardenhire and Carroll. 

I still need cards from this set by Scott Baker and Alexi Casilla, who are normally really easy autographs to get at TwinsFest or other signings around town.  Unfortunately, neither of them are on the team any more so I need to find another way to get them.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Harry Fanok

Today I received a 1964 Topps signed by Harry Fanok that I sent out in early August.

Mike Shannon is pretty hit-or-miss ttm, so I'm not sure I'll send this one on to him.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wally Westlake

Today I received another "duplicate" card that I sent out.  This time it was Wally Westlake on a 1953 Topps.  He also included a signed picture personalized to me in which he referred to me as a "primetime dude".  Ha!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Jim Rivera

Today I received a 1953 Topps signed by Jim Rivera in about 8 days.

I already had a 1953 Topps signed by him, but this one was just laying around, unsigned.  So I sent it again.  Does anyone else do this?  I had a bunch of unsigned cards laying around from the '50's and '60's that I already had signed copies of.  I tried selling them but didn't get a decent offer, so I started sending a few of them out.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Minnie Minoso and Don Eddy

Two returns today:

Minnie Minoso signed a 1954 Sport Magazine.  I included $15 with my request.

Don Eddy signed his 1972 Topps rookie card.  Now it's off to Dave Lemonds to finish it off.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Ted Sizemore - 1972 Topps

Soooooo slow lately.  I haven't even updated my 3rd quarter progress on my goals, but I hope to do that this week.  I don't think I'll have much to report though.

I was out of town over the weekend but came home to find one return in my mailbox.

Ted Sizemore signed his 1972 Topps for me.

I have about 6-8 requests out, but don't have too many cards to send, so I need to start buying some cards and sending out requests!