Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Couple 1972 Purchases

Still no ttm sent out or received, but I did receive a couple signed 1972 Topps that I bought on Ebay from Tom Orr at Atommic Sports.

After scanning it in, I realized I already had the Tony La Russa card.  I purchased it from Mickey's a while ago.  The signature is quite different, so I looked on Ebay for certified examples and found that there are several different versions that all appear to be legit.

Anyway, this one is signed nicely.

I also bought a card signed by Tom Haller, who passed away in 2004.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Few Signed Volpe Prints from 1964

I've been working on the 1963 and 1964 Western Oil Nicholas Volpe Twins prints for several years.  I've done much better on the 1963 set.  I was able to find a bunch of unsigned prints and get them signed ttm.

I have a harder time finding the 1964 prints, either signed or unsigned.  When I saw fellow Twins fan Randy selling a few signed ones from the 1964 set I didn't hesitate to bid on them.

I prefer to have them signed within the picture as opposed to in the margin, but at this point I'm becoming less choosy.

The Mincher one is perfect.  Signed nicely in blue.  Mincher was a good signer ttm but passed away several years ago.

Rollins is a good signer ttm but I just haven't been able to come across any prints so I bought this one signed.

Roland is a spotty signer ttm, so again, I bought this since I can't find any unsigned copies to try to send ttm.

Check out Randy's other stuff at this link on Ebay.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Red Schoendienst - 1952 Topps

I haven't done any TTM requests but I did send in one card to an Atommic Sports signing with Red Schoendienst, who signed my 1952 Topps.

Who would have thought at the beginning of the year that the Twins would have a shot at the playoffs?  The wildcard spot is theirs to lose.  I suppose we'll win the wildcard spot and lose to the Yankees in the play-in game.

Just like old times...

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Finally Something to Post

I have been very inactive in the hobby lately so I haven't had anything to post.

Last year, I sent in a couple of cards to a Rusty Staub signing via Atommic Sports.  Unfortunately, Mr. Staub was unable to make the signing and the rescheduled signing just occurred.

I had Mr. Staub sign his 1963 and 1965 Topps.  I"m still very short of my goals for the year, but this gets me a little closer to my 1965 set goal.