Saturday, May 31, 2014

1997 Twins Team Ball

I recently received a 1997 Twins team ball that I bought on eBay.  This wasn't a great team.  Their record was 68-94 and they were 4th place in the American League Central.  Just one game ahead of the Royals.

Sounds kind of familiar, doesn't it?

There are some interesting signatures on this ball though.  Paul Molitor, Chuck Knoblauch, Dick Such and Todd Walker are the ones I was interested in.

I got this ball for less than the price of a new, unsigned major league ball, so this isn't going to pay the for my retirement.

 Tom Kelly (sweetspot), Scott Aldred (left) and Scott Stahoviak (right)

 Eddie Guardado, Rick Aguilera, Mike Trombley, Greg Colbrunn, Frankie Rodriguez, Chuck Knoblauch, Rich Becker

 Denny Hocking, Todd Walker, Terry Steinbach, Greg Swindell, Matt Lawton, Pat Meares

 Roberto Kelly, Todd Ritchie, Marty Cordova, Paul Molitor, Ron Coomer, Greg Myers, Ron Gardenhire

Bob Tewksbury, Rick Stelmaszek, Brad Radke, Chris Latham, Scott Ullger, Gregg Olson, Dick Such

There were several signatures that I couldn't identify, but the great members over at helped me out in no time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Gene Stephens Return

On Saturday I received a return from Gene Stephens that I sent back in February.

Mr. Stephens signed two 1956 Topps (I had enclosed one for him to keep) and a 1959 Topps.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Don Johnson and Bob Duliba Returns

Yesterday I received a couple returns.

Don Johnson signed his 1952 Topps for me and also included a signed note.

Bob Duliba signed his 1960, 1963 and 1964 Topps.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Updating The Basement

I recently changed out the Joe Nathan signed jersey that used to hang on my wall with a Jason Kubel jersey.  I'm really happy to see Kubel back with the team, and he's playing pretty well.  He's no Gold Glove outfielder, but he's good enough and he's brought some offense to the team.

I have signed jerseys from Rod Carew and Torii Hunter that I'd love to display, but I just don's have the wall space.