Saturday, May 30, 2020

Kiko Garcia and Bob Shirley

I received two very quick returns today, both of which took just seven days to be returned.

Kiko Garcia signed his 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1985 Topps.

And Bob Shirley signed his 1978, 1979, 1985 and 1987 Topps.

While I'm sending out requests for my 1978 set, I'm including cards from 1979, 1985 and 1987 when possible.  I like those sets, and also I already have all the cards.  I haven't really starting working on those other sets yet, but I'll get a start on them while I work on the 78s.

George Foster

Yesterday I received a return from JD Legends, who handles autograph requests for George Foster.

He signed his 1978 Topps RBI Leaders card, already signed by Larry Hisle.

I have a couple more returns in the mail today according to Informed Delivery, so I'll post those later today when I get them.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Jose Laboy

I received one return in the mail today.

Jose Laboy signed his 1969 Topps card already signed by Floyd Wicker, as well as his 1971 and 1972 Topps cards.

This makes 48 signed 1971 Topps for me so far this year, just two shy of my goal.  It also puts my 1972 Topps set additions at 15, just five shy of my goal.

I just started sending out a bunch of 1978 Topps and have almost 40 more to go to make my goal of 50, so I'll be posting a lot of those coming up.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Gene Alley Return

This was my third request in about 15 years to Gene Alley.  The second request, sent back in August of 2015, took about 2.5 years to come back.  This one came back in just 11 days.

He signed his 1964, 1968 and 1969 Topps for me.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Gene Hiser - 1972 Topps Cubs Rookie Stars

Over eight years ago, a fellow SCN collector sent me a card as a Christmas gift (I posted about that here.)  It was a 1972 Topps Cubs Rookie Stars signed by Burt Hooton and Earl Stephenson.

A few months after receiving the card, I attempted to send a different, unsigned card to Gene Hiser to start my own.  That one never came back, so I've been a little scared to send this one out, despite a pretty good success rate posted for him on SCN.

I finally got brave enough to send it out and received it back in just 10 days.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Four Returns Today - Ron Brand, Bob Didier, Tom Grieve and Hal Kolstad

I received nearly half of my outstanding requests today.  I need to get some requests out for my 1978 Topps set to keep things moving.

Ron Brand signed his 1964, 1966, 1968 and 1969 Topps.

Bob Didier signed his 1971 and 1973 Topps.  I love the 1973 action card.

Tom Grieve signed his 1973, 1975, 1976 and 1979 Topps.

Finally, Hal Kolstad signed his 1962 Topps.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Ed Bressoud Return

It's been a week since my last return, but I should be getting a handful back shortly. 

Today I received a return from Ed Bressoud, who signed his 1958, 1960 and 1962 Topps.

Friday, May 08, 2020

George Stone Return

I had a surprise return today.  It was a surprise because the Informed Delivery email I got from the USPS this morning didn't have this one listed.

George Stone signed his 1970, 1971 and 1975 Topps.  I sent this request about a month ago.

I don't have as many cards to send out as I thought I had, so things might slow down a bit.  I do have to get going on my 1978 Topps set, so maybe I'll switch over to those now.  I am within 4 cards of meeting my goal for the 1971 set for the year.

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

McCarver Trade and Dan Coombs Return

Earlier this year I sent a 1963 and 1972 Topps to Tim McCarver, and received back a 1962 and 1966 Topps instead.

I noticed one of the Instagram collectors I follow have a similar thing happen, but he received a 1972 Topps.  I asked if he was interested in a trade, and he was kind enough to swap his 72 for my 66.  Thanks Brian!

I also received a return today that I sent back in January.  Dan Coombs signed his 1965, 1969 and 1971 Topps.