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Thursday, August 22, 2019
I happened to have two wild cards on me, and luckily, they were taking them for Dionne because he signed so fast. So, I got both of the cards done, and I was able to get rid of some wild cards.
n the 74/75 and 76/77 seasons.
He was the winner of the Lester B. Pearson Award (now known as the Ted Lindsay Award) which goes to the most outstanding player, as selected by the NHLPA in the 78/79 and 79/80 seasons. He also won the Art Ross Trophy, which is awarded to the top poinl-scorer for the season, in 1979/80.
His 731 goals rank 5th all-time; his 1,040 assists rank 11th all-time; and his 1,771 points rank 6th all-time. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.
Are the Red Wings any good?
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Peters (b. 1937) played in the majors from 1959 to 1972 for the White Sox and Red Sox. He had a career record of 124-103 with an ERA of 3.25 and 1,420 strike outs. He was the 1963 Rookie of the Year, and an All Star in 1064 and 1967. He won 20 games in 1964, as well, which landed him 7th in the AL MVP voting. He was the AL ERA leader in 1963 (2.33) and 1966 (1.98).
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Jim said he thought he could remember him, but since I couldn't remember his last name, there wasn't much help. I just remember him as Dave, and a super nice guy.
Perry was very talkative, and interacted with everyone. I thought he was really cool to meet. The line took a while, but to me, it was worth it.
Perry (b. 1935) played in the majors from 1959 to 1975 for the Indians, Twins, Tigers and A's. He had a career record of 215-174 with 1,576 strike outs and a 3.45 ERA. He was the 1970 AL Cy Young Award winner, when he went 24-12 with a 3.04 ERA. He finished second in the 1959 AL Rookie of the Year voting (to Bob Allison). He was an All Star 3 times (1961, 1970 and 1971). His best finish in the AL MVP voting was 9th, which he did twice (1969 and 1970). He won 20 or more games twice (1969 and 1970). Perry appeared on only two Hall of Fame ballots when eligible (1981 and 1983), but could only get a peak of 1.9% of the vote.
Monday, August 19, 2019
I had help in getting these cards signed. Michael went through the line while I was waiting for Jim Perry, and my friend, Vince, went back through with some of my Wild Cards.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
I picked up 18 1955 Bowmans for that set. The biggest card was the above Gil Hodges for $10.00. I also upgraded my Ralph Kiner.
I probably won't add much to the sets until next year's National, but you never know. I might get an itch this offseason and pick up some more and cross some more numbers off.
My needs lists are all updated, in case anyone was wondering.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
I had thought Tom Paciorek signed TTM, but when I checked, it had been so long since a success, I put his card back in my box. When I saw this one for $2-$3, I went ahead and picked it up.
I had sent to Bill Russell TTM last year, but that one hasn't come back, either. I doubt it will, but you never know. At a price of $2-$3, I went ahead and crossed it off of the list.
The Greg Pryor actually was at another boot, not out for sale. The dealer had picked up some stuff from someone else, and the card was on top of his stack behind him. I spotted the wood border right away, and checked my Google Docs list. I needed it, so I asked the guy if he would sell it. I think he ended up taking $5 for it.
I had seen that Harold Reynolds didn't sign much TTM, so I bought the card. Once he saw it, Max expressed his disappointment, as he sees Reynolds all of the time. I might see if Max can help me upgrade anyway, as this card is a bit smudged. I think I paid $4 for it.
Finally, I had sent to Dennis Rasmussen a while back, but haven't gotten any return, so I went ahead with picking this one up.
Since the dealer(s) wanted between $2 and $5 for most of these, I figured I would go ahead and cross them off of my list and if the pending TTMs did come in later, I had enough trade buddies who would be interested. It seemed like a win-win for me.
All of this being said, (including a free signer who hasn't been posted yet) I picked up 16 signed 1987 Topps for my set while I was at the National. This put me at 500 cards, plus another came in TTM since I have been back, and my amazing friend, Gerard, picked up another that I needed. So, 502/792 is pretty great, since I unofficially started this set when I started sending cards TTM in 2016.
I didn't have to wait very long in Snyder's line, and was able to cash in a wild card voucher to get him on the 89 Fleer.