Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Gerry (Jerry) Janeski - 1971 Topps

I sent in a 1971 Topps for a private signing with Gerry (Jerry) Janeski that occurred at the beginning of the month. 

He's a tough signer and the fee was only $5 for cards, so I took the opportunity to get this high-number card signed for my set.

I have only a couple items out for private signings and not too many ttm requests outstanding.  I'm a bit busy with work lately, but I'll focus on meeting my goals for the year.  I need to get one more baseball signed, and a couple 65 Topps to meet all my goals.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Catching Up

I was out of town for a few days and came home to a handful of ttm returns and one mail-in signing return.  Oh, and I made another Ebay purchase.

I bought another 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game signed by Rocky Colavito from the same seller that I bought from a few weeks ago.  It makes no sense I guess, but the price was too good to pass up.

Wally Bunker signed his 1969, 1970 and 1971 Topps for me.  I had previously bought a signed 1971 Topps of his, but decided to get one ttm as well.

Frank Carpin signed his 1966 Topps for me.

Ron Gardenhire signed his 1983 Topps and 2010 and 2011 Topps Heritage team cards.  He also enclosed a signed 2002 Topps for me,

Jim Marshall signed his 1960 Topps, as well as 1976 and 1980 Topps team cards.

Denny Riddleberger signed his 1972 Topps for his $5 fee.

And Pete Richert signed his 1968, 1970 and 1974 Topps.

Finally, I received a 1991 Twins World Series bobblehead signed by Carl Willis back from a FanHQ signing.  

This leaves four bobbleheads I need to complete the set, not including Kirby Puckett, who passed away prior to this set being released:

  • Steve Bedrosian
  • Mark Guthrie
  • Shane Mack
  • Paul Sorrento

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Juan Marichal and Wilbur Wood

My returns have been slowing down lately.  I still have a few mail-in signings pending, but not as many ttm requests out.

Today I received a return from Juan Marichal, who signed his 1964 Topps for his $10 fee.  I am not working on the 64 set very seriously, but I had this card lying around and it seemed a shame for it to be unsigned.

A while ago I sent a 65 Topps to Wilbur Wood who was kind enough to sign it, but he also personalized it and misspelled my name.  I decided to send to a mail-in signing to get another one done, and I received that back today.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Tom Burgmeier and Bill Virdon Returns

I received two returns today to start off the week.

Former-Twin Tom Burgmeier signed his 1969, 1975, 1976 and 1983 Topps in about three months. 

And former-Pirates World Series Champion Bill Virdon signed his Manager cards from 1980, 1983 and 1984.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Maury Wills and Ned Yost

Two more returns today.  I haven't sent out too many, so things may slow down a bit.

Maury Wills signed his 2000 Fleer Greats of the Game for his $5 fee.

And Ned Yost signed his 1979, 1983 and 1985 Topps, which I sent back at the end of July.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Joe Pepitone Private Signing Return

Earlier this year I participated in a mail-in signing with Joe Pepitone.  One of my cards, a 1971 Topps, was smeared a little.  The promoter included a couple extra signed cards to compensate, but I really wanted a nice 71 Topps for my set.  So, I sent in another one to a signing at the end of August, and received it back today.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Cipriani and Melendez Returns

I received two returns today.  I also had two failures due to address issues which I think I can correct and send out again.

Frank Cipriani signed his 1962 Topps.

And Luis Melendez helped me with some of my sets by signing his 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1976 Topps cards.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Eleven Returns Plus a Private Signing!

Today was a huge day at the mailbox, my biggest in a very long time.

First I got a Pete Rose signed 1971 Topps back from a Tom Orr signing.

Ron Nischwitz wrote a very nice response to the questions in my letter, but used up the ink in his pen before signing the cards.  I received the 1963 and 1966 Topps back in dying ballpoint.  I may try to send another 1963 Topps in the future to upgrade this one.

Bernie Allen signed his 1964, 1967, 1968 and 1969 Topps.

Deacon Jones also wrote a very nice note in response to my letter, and signed his 1963 Topps rookie card already signed by Len Gabrielson.

Tom (Tommie) Reynolds signed his 1969 and 1970 Topps for my collection.

Johnny Edwards signed his 1969, 1970 and 1971 Topps, and also included three signed and personalized pictures.

John Doherty signed his 1975 Topps.

Dick Green signed his 1967 and 1970 Topps.

Bob Duliba signed his 1962, 1963 and 1966 Topps.

Art Howe signed the 1978 Topps Astros team card, as well as his 1980 and 1983 Topps and 2003 Topps Heritage cards.

Ken Aspromonte signed his 1962 Topps and also included a signed picture for me.

And finally, Ron Hansen signed his 1961, 1962, 1967 and 1970 Topps.