Thursday, November 26, 2020

TTM Success - Ron Simmons

Chris gave me the card but I wanted to make sure I got Ron Simmons's autograph while he was signing ttm. He has long been a favorite wrestler of mine and is a college football legend.

Simmons (b. 1958) is a retired former WWE wrestler and former college football player (Florida State). He began wrestling in 1986 and retired in 2010.

Simmons was a former one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and is recognized by WWE as the first African American to hold a major World title. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. He played professional football for the Cleveland Browns in 1981 as part of the practice squad only. 

I mailed to Simmons on September 1 and got the card back on September 14, for a 13-day TAT. I paid a fee of $5.

TTM Success - Marc Summers

If you grew up in the 80s, then you saw Marc Summers on Double Dare on Nickelodeon all the time. That was such a fun game show to watch, and I always enjoyed it. When I pulled this card, and saw Summers signed ttm, I jumped at the chance to send to him.
Of course, I added Summers to my 1987 Checklist signature roster, just because.

Summers (b. 1951) has been a game show host since the early 80s. He hosted Double Dare from 1986 to 1993, which is what I most knew him from.

Since the show's cancellation, Summers has hosted various shows on Lifetime, The History Channel and back to Nickelodeon. He has seen several reiterations of Double Dare pop up, including a touring show that began last year.

I mailed to Summers on August 31 and got the cards back on September 14, for a 14-day TAT.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

TTM Success - Jeff Urban

Here are a few cards I was able to get signed ttm by Jeff Urban. All of these cards came out of the cheap 5k box of cards I got from the card shop.
I'll have to look and see if Chris Jones signs ttm and maybe try to complete this card.
Urban (b. 1977) was a 1st round pick (41st overall) in the 1998 June Amateur Draft by the Giants. 

He played 6 seasons in MiLB and another two in the independent leagues. He had a record of 38-49 with 589 strike outs and a 4.43 ERA. He reached AAA but never cracked the majors.

I mailed to Urban on September 1 and got the cards back on September 12, for an 11-day TAT.

TTM Success - Curtis Thigpen

Curtis Thigpen's cards hung out in my Rookies box for quite a long time.  I kept seeing this 2007 Bowman Sterling in the box, and I finally got around to sending to him.
The Sterling looks great, as does this 2007 Bowman Chrome.  This was another card that was in my box for forever, so I was glad to get them out and signed.

Thigpen (b. 1983) played in the majors in 2007 and 2008 for the Blue Jays.  He had 27 hits, 1 home run and a .229 batting average.

I mailed to Thigpen on August 31 and got the cards back on September 12, for a 12-day TAT.

TTM Success - Larry Anderson

I only had these two cards showing Larry Anderson, but I went ahead and sent to him anyway.  I don't know if I will try to fill each card up, but it may be something I end up doing at some point.
Anderson (b. 1952) played in the majors in 1974, 1975 and 1977 for the Brewers and White Sox.  He had a record of 2-3 with 23 strike outs and a 5.66 ERA.

I mailed to Anderson on August 27 and got the cards back on September 12, for a 16-day TAT.

Monday, November 23, 2020

TTM Success - Joe Rosselli

Yeah, 1995 Fleer gets a bad rap.  It is the freakiest set out there, and it gives you a headache for sure.  Still, I'm a big fan of getting the cards signed.  There's just something about how they look when signed.  I got the above 1995 Fleer signed TTM by Joe Rosselli recently.  This was the card that made me look him up to see if he signed, and it sat in my box for a long time while I built a request around it.  I somehow accumulated other Rosselli cards without even trying, really, and finally sent them out.
I got Rosselli's 1992 Classic Best, 1993 CLassic Best, 1993 Bowman and 1994 Fleer Ultra signed, as well.

Rosselli (b. 1972) played in the majors in 1995 for the Giants.  He went 2-1 with 7 strike outs and a 8.70 ERA.

I mailed to Rosselli on August 12 and got the cards back on September 12, for a 31-day TAT.

TTM Success - Dickie Noles

It took a bit, but I was finally able to cross Dickie Noles off of my needs list for my 1987 Topps set.  The card came back signed in black, and turned out well.
I also got Noles on a 1981 Topps card, as well, since I had a bunch of them signed already.  You never know when you'll decide to torture yourself by starting an autographed set, and I have been able to add a ton of 81s.

Noles (b. 1956) played in the majors from 1979 to 1988 and 1990 for the Phillies, Cubs, Rangers, Indians, Tigers and Orioles.  He had a record of 36-53 with 455 strike outs and a 4.56 ERA.  He won the World Series with the Phillies in 1980.

I mailed to Noles on April 23 and got the cards back on September 12, for a 142-day TAT.