Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bob Veale and Dennis Eckersley

I received a couple of paid signings back today, both from Tom Orr at Atommic Sports, who did a great job as always.

First, I was able to get Bob Veale sign his 1965 and 1972 Topps.  Mr. Veale doesn't sign through the mail so I didn't want to pass up this opportunity.

Next, Dennis Eckersley signed his 1976 Topps rookie card as well as a 2008 Goudey.  I was surprised that I didn't have any Eckersely autographs in my collection prior to this signing.  I should also get a ball signed.

Tomorrow I'll send out a couple more 1963 Western Oil Twins portraits.  This time to Jim Perry and Camilo Pascual. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Hal Brown - 1960 ERA Leaders

It's been really slow but I was happy to find a return in the mailbox today.  Hal Brown completed a 1961 Topps card highlighting the 1960 American League ERA leaders including Frank Baumann, Jim Bunning and Art Ditmar.

The card took a bit of a beating in the mail to all four players, but I'm happy to have it done.

Friday, December 14, 2012

George Zuverink

Returns two days in a row!  That hasn't happened for a while.

George Zuverink signed his 1952 and 1956 Topps for me.

I won't be sending out any more requests for a while, so it could be pretty slow.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bobby Doerr - 1948 Leaf

I received a really great return today: Bobby Doerr signed his 1948 Leaf for me in about 10 days.  I had enclosed $5 cash with my request.

I really love getting these vintage cards signed but it's getting harder and harder to do!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Joe Morgan

Yesterday I received three cards signed by Joe Morgan that I sent in to yet another Tom Orr (Atommic Sports) signing.  I needed Morgan for three of my sets including 1965 Topps, 1972 Topps and 2008 Goudey.

I went ahead and ordered TwinsFest tickets for my older son and I for all three days.  My younger son isn't going to go this year so my wife lucks out and gets to stay home for the first time since 2007.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Dave Lemonds

Yesterday I received one return.  Dave Lemonds signed a 1972 Topps already signed by Don Eddy.

I haven't written much about the Twins for a long time as there really hasn't been much to write about.  They've traded fan favorites Denard Span and now Ben Revere.  Scott Baker has left, they got rid of Liriano late last year and there continues to be talk that Morneau or Willingham could also be traded.  I don't think we've gotten much in return, especially any pitching that will help us much in 2013.  Maybe I'm wrong about Worley, but he's only had one good year in the majors, and that wasn't last season.

TwinsFest is looking like a bust unless they come up with some former players.  I'd love to get some more players form the 1991 team to sign their bobbleheads.  As it stands, lines for Mauer and Morneau will be crazy, but the wristbands will help.  Willingham's line will be huge, and then there will be "everybody else."

This may be my first year in a long time that I'm not there all day, every day.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Gary Nolan Return

Today I received a return I wasn't really expecting.  Gary Nolan signed a 1972, 1973 and 1978 Topps for me that I sent him about 20 months ago.

I had already purchased a 1972 Topps signed by Mr. Nolan from Mickey's because I hadn't seen a return from him posted on SCN for quite a while.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Lenny Green - 1963 Western Oil Portrait

My first return of the 1963 Western Oil Nicholas Volpe portraits arrived today.  Lenny Green signed it very nicely with the silver sharpie that I enclosed.

I think the silver sharpie looks good.  Now I just need buy some more large envelopes to send the other 11 out.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Vintage Twins Autographs Won At Auction

Today my son and I headed over to the Twin Cities Sports Collectors Club show in Bloomington.  Every few months they have an auction and I've made some nice purchases there in the past.

Today was another auction and I didn't see much on the tables prior to the start except for a few pages of older Twins autographs.  We stayed about 50 minutes into the auction until this item came up for bid, and I was lucky enough to win it.

There were a total of 14 signed cards and 4 signed photos/postcards.

The card that really caught my attention was a 1961 Topps signed by Zoilo Versalles.  Mr. Versalles passed away in 1995.  There is also a 1961 Topps signed by Harmon Killebrew, a 1964 Topps signed by Earl Battey, and a small picture signed by Bob Allison.  Many of the other players are also deceased including Paul Giel, Don Mincher, Jim Lemon and Lamar "Jake" Jacobs.



 I also bought a handful of cards to send out including a 1952 Topps, and a few 1956 Topps.