Thursday, June 30, 2022

Seven TTM Returns!

I merged my newly acquired 1973 Topps set with my existing cards and found out I am missing 17 cards between my unsigned and signed cards.  They include Fergie Jenkins, Al Kaline, Rod Carew, Willie Mays and Thurman Munson.   Mostly Hall of Famers.  I was pretty surprise to realize I never had Al Kaline sign his card from this set despite all the times I sent to him.  I'll prioritize the ones I can still get signed but eventually want the set completed.  I'm not very picky on condition so hopefully it won't cost me too much.  My biggest pet peeve is off-center cards.  I can handle a tiny crease, dinged corners and even a mark on the back of the card, but off-center cards really annoy me.

I got a couple 1973 Topps back in my seven successes today.  It's too much to list, so I'll just post the photos.  Odom is the only one with a fee at $5 per.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Bill Mazeroski - 1959 Topps

Just one return today, but it was a nice one from Bill Mazeroski who signed his 1959 Topps for me.  I have a 59 Topps All Star card of his on order which will be the next one I send out to him.

I also received my 1973 and 1975 near-complete sets today.  I haven't looked at them too closely yet, but so far, I'm really happy with them.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Five TTM Returns and a Bunch of Purchases

I received five ttm returns today which totaled 13 cards.  Rather than list them all out, I'm just going to post the photos:

I also received a bunch of purchases from Ebay.  All of these items came from Tom Orr (Atommic Sports), except the 2022 Topp Heritage Jim Kaat Real One auto card.

I don't really collect the Hall of Fame postcards, but I won these for very low bids, which allowed me to add two new Hall of Famers to my collection.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Seven Returns Today!

The mail took forever to arrive today.  I knew I had some good returns coming, including one from Orlando Cepeda, based on my Informed Delivery email this morning.  My mail usually arrives at about 1:00 on Saturday, but it didn't arrive until 4:00 today.  I know, I'm old and that's an old person complaint, but I really wanted to see the items from Cepeda.

I actually had two more returns in the mailbox than the Informed Delivery email showed, so I had a total of seven returns today, all successes.

I had to use a padded envelope for Cepeda instead of my usual plain white envelope because there were a couple larger items and a thicker item.  It would have all fit in the pwe, but I was afraid it wouldn't make it through the sorter without getting shredded, so I used a small bubble envelope with a return tracking number on it.

Mr. Cepeda signed a 1963 Fleer, a 1964 Topps Giant, a 2008 Topps Heritage Stadium Seat card and a 1962 Exhibit stat back card.  Kind of a weird mix, but items that I thought were cool.  What should I send him next?  :-)  I'd love to send him a 1960 Bazooka, but they're too expensive.

Ted Kazanski signed his 1957 and 1958 Topps, personalizing the 57 but not the 58.

Rod Gilbreath signed his 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1978 Topps.

Tom Hall signed his 1971, 1974, 1975 and 1976 Topps.

Dan McGinn signed his 1970, 1972 and 1973 Topps.

Tom McCraw signed his 1974 and 1975 Topps.

And Bob Gallagher also signed his 1974 and 1975 Topps.

A pretty nice haul for a single day, and I knocked off a few more 75 Topps for my set.

I ended winning the 1973 Topps high number lot on Ebay that I mentioned in my last post, so I ended up buying his other 1973 Topps lots as well.  I paid a lot less than I was willing to pay for the high number lot.  I'll receive 618 cards out of the 660 included in the set.  Of course, the high value cards aren't included, such as some rookies and HOF players, but there are a few included.  I have a few hundred cards from this set already, including 263 signed.  I'm hoping to have 100% of the set, including signed and unsigned cards.  There will probably be a handful of high number cards left to buy, and maybe a few lower grade cards to replace.