Friday, January 31, 2020

Paul Popovich

Just one return today.

Paul Popovich signed his 1971 and 1972 Topps for my sets.  I included $10 cash with my request.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Camilo Pascual - 1964 Topps Strikeout Leaders

I recently purchased this card from a member on (SCN) which was already signed by Dick Stigman and Jim Bunning.

I quickly sent it off to Camilo Pascual since he's been signing lately, and he quickly returned it to me in nine days. I had included $10 with my request.  He also signed my letter.

I had been working on this card a few years ago, and had Pascual and Stigman sign it, but then Jim Bunning passed away before I sent it to him.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Taylor Phillips and Great Bobby Shantz Return

Today I received a return from Taylor Phillips, who was kind enough to sign his 1959 and 1960 Topps for me.

I also received a nice surprise from Bobby Shantz, who is a very generous signer.  He was one of the first players I ever sent a baseball through the mail back in 2003, and he signed that nicely with his 1952 AL MVP inscription.

Just seven days ago, I sent him a Gold Glove ball to be signed, along with a pen and $10.  Today I received the ball back just as requested, along with a signed 8x10 of him with one of his Gold Glove Awards.  He also wrote a nice thank you on my letter and signed that as well.  What a great surprise!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Four Returns - Hank Allen, Bob Aspromonte, Glenn Borgmann and Mike Compton

A nice day for returns today, but I didn't make much progress on my goals, only adding one 1971 Topps and one 1978 Topps to my sets.

Hank Allen signed his 1968 and 1970 Topps.

Bob Aspromonte signed his 1962, 1964, 1967 and 1968 Topps.

I received signed 1973, 1976, 1978 and 1979 Topps from Glenn Borgmann.

And Mike Compton signed his 1971 Topps and answered a question I had in my letter.

I continue to send out quite a few requests, so the returns should be pretty consistent for a while.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Dick Groat, Johnny Grubb and Pete Ward Returns

I received three returns today.  I added one 1971 Topps and one 1978 Topps to my sets to help towards my goals for the year.

Johnny Grubb signed his 1976, 1978, 1985 and 1987 Topps.  I don't concentrate too hard on the cards from the 80's, but when I include cards from the '85 and '87 sets when I can.

Dick Groat, a TTM Hall of Famer, signed my 1962, 1966 and 1967 Topps.  I must be close to having all of his cards signed by now.  I know I''m missing his 1960 card, but probably not too many others.

Pete Ward signed his 1967 Topps cards, including the Sox Sockers, as well as his 1968 and 1971 Topps cards for me.  I'll send the Sox Sockers off to Buford soon.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Ed Crosby, Tom Griffin and Bob Skinner

I received three returns today, for a total of 10 signed cards.

Ed Crosby signed his 1971 and 1976 Topps.

Tom Griffin signed his 1971, 1973, 1976 and 1978 Topps.

And Bob Skinner signed his 1957, 1962, 1969 and 1973 Topps.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tom Murphy

I received one return today. 

Tom Murphy signed his 1969, 1971 and 1979 Topps for me.

I'm one-tenth of my way to my 2020 goals for the 1971 and 1978 Topps sets, but have a long way to go.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Three Returns Today - Gomez, Sisk and Worthington

My mail arrived very late today.  8 PM, when it usually arrives at about 11:30 AM.  But, it was worth the wait.

Luis Gomez signed his 1978, 1979 and 1980 Topps.  I had mentioned in my letter to him that I regretted not having a card of him in a Twins uniform.  He enclosed a mock up someone did of a 1975 Topps mini that someone must have created for him.

Tommie Sisk signed his 1964, 1966, 1967 and 1970 Topps.

Finally, Al Worthington signed the 1957, 1958 and 1966 Topps that I sent him.  He also sent back a signed 1965 Topps and a couple signed religious pamphlets, as he often does.