Saturday, July 25, 2020

Mike Cameron and Jim Kaat

I received two returns today after a few days of receiving none.  I checked out the requests I have out on SCN, and it looks like many of the players are either spotty signers or often take a while to send back, so it might be slow for a while.  I'll try to get out a few requests on Monday.

I have mainly been sending out cards from the 1970's, but sent out a handle of 2000's Topps Heritage cards.  Mike Cameron, signed his 2002, 2004 and 2009 cards for me.

I also received a couple cards back from Jim Kaat, who signed his 1971 and 1978 Topps cards for my set goals this year.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Three Returns Today

Some of my returns finally started showing up.  They really haven't been out that long, I'm just impatient.

Tommy Boggs signed his 1978 and 1979 Topps.

George Medich signed his 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 Topps.

And Joe Sambito signed his 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980 Topps.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Ken Macha Return

I was expecting more returns this week, but at least I didn't get shut out.

Ken Macha signed his 1978 Topps as well as his 2004 Topps Heritage.

I like getting cards signed by guys who were both players and managers.  I think I have a few more of these types of requests out.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Gene Richards

The returns are trickling in, with one more arriving today.

Gene Richards signed his 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1985 Topps.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Q2 2020 Goals Update

I'm a few days late on this, but it's time to check in on my goals now that the year is half over.

These numbers will be as of June 30th:

  • Send out 200 requests. -  I've sent out 140 requests, so I'm well on my way to meeting this goal.  I didn't send out  quite as many in Q2 as I did in Q1, so I'll have to keep motivated.
  • Add 50 signed cards to my 1971 Topps set. - I've added 51 so far, so this one is complete.
  • Add 20 cards to my 1972 Topps set. - I've added 15 so far, so this one is going well.
  • Add 50 cards to my 1978 Topps set - For some reason I didn't update this goal after Q1.  I have 39 signed so far and enough out in the mail to meet this goal.  This one will be easy to complete.
  • Add five signed balls to my collection. - I've added 2, so this one is still achievable. But I didn't send any in Q2.  I'll have to make this one a priority in Q3.
  • Add five signed magazines to my collection. - I haven't added any yet.  I sent one out to a private signing, but that's been postponed.  I also need to make this one a priority.
  • Add two signed bobbleheads to my collection.  - I haven't added any, and am pretty reliant on some private signings to get scheduled for the small number of bobbleheads I need to get signed.  I'm not sure if this one will get done or not.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with my status this year.  With a little effort, I could send out more requests this year than I have since about 2011.

Monday, July 06, 2020

Wilbur Howard and Mike Willis Returns

Two returns today:

Wilbur Howard signed his 1976 and 1977 Topps in sharpie, and 1978 Topps in ballpoint.

And Mike Willis signed his 1978 and 1979 Topps.

I didn't get around to sending out many requests this past weekend, but I did send off one to Jim Kaat with a couple of cards.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Ty Cline and Gene Garber

It was nice to get a couple returns that have been out for a while today.  Not out a long time, but over a month.

Ty Cline signed his 1968 Topps, and well as a couple 1971 Topps highlighting the N.L. playoffs in 1970.

And Gene Garber signed his 1976, 1978, 1985 and 1987 Topps.

I haven't sent out many requests this last week.  It's really hot out, so maybe I'll hunker down inside and get a few done this weekend.