Sunday, February 17, 2019

Ebay Pickup - Some Tougher Autos For The 87 Set

BBC Exchange had a bunch of signed 1987 Topps cards for sale in their Ebay store at great prices, so I picked a few out of the list and added them to my set.  I picked some of the seemingly tougher ones and went with those.  I started out by looking for a signed Tom Seaver, but his signed 87s have been near impossible to find.  So, I grabbed a few other guys that I hadn't seen and crossed them off of my list.

I had been holding out hope that Andres Galarraga would do a signing sometime soon, but it always seemed like I missed out.  I think he has done Expos Fest a few times, but at the price that BBC Exchange had this card at, I went ahead and got it.
I really need John McNamara on a Red Sox Team Leaders card (and Seaver too).  I just received a signed 84 Topps from McWilliams after waiting for over 2 years, so I grabbed this one so I wuldn't have to wait again.

Tommy John had been signing, but I learned that his ex wife was taking the money sent to her address and signing his cards herself.  Mickey Tettleton seems to be a tough get, so I went ahead and bought this one.  I have something else I want to get him on anyway, so if he pops up on a private signing, I'll do that card instead and will already have the 87 out of the way.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

TTM Success - Lee Stevens

I added some late 90s/early 2000s cards to my autograph album with this success from Lee Stevens.  I had a lot of cards to choose from, so I picked one from what is probably my favorite Upper Deck set (2002), and some Topps issues.
I selected his 1998, 2000 and 1999 Topps cards (yes I know they're not in order).  I thought they looked cool with the silver card in between the two gold ones.

Stevens (b. 1967) played in the majors from 1990 to 1992 and 1996 to 2002 for the Angels, Rangers, Expos and Indians.  He had 847 hits, 144 home runs and a .254 batting average.

I mailed to Stevens on January 14 and got the cards back on January 22, for an 8-day TAT.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Christmas Gift From Cal

Continuing my effort to catch up on posts, here is what my good friend, Cal, sent me for Christmas.  He really surprised me by sending a huge stack of cards, including some really nice relics and autos.  The above Panini Spectrum Chris Davis is something I hadn't seen before, and looks really cool in my collection.
This Diamond Kings Chance Sisco dual relic auto was really cool as well.
As was this Austin Hays jumbo relic auto.  Cal really hooked me up, to which I am grateful.

Thanks so much, Cal!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Christmas Gift From Anthony

As I got more TTM successes in after the holidays, I fell behind again in getting some Christmas gifts posted.  I want to try to get them all posted on here, but a few have already been put up or away, so I don't know if posts will happen.  I have thanked everyone that has sent something, which was the most important part.

I got a nice gift in from my good friend, Anthony, who had told me ahead of time that his package would be delayed, since he was off at college.  We haven't been able to talk as much as we used to, since he is busy with school and having joined a fraternity.  Still, Anthony is a a close friend, and an amazing guy.
The graded Yusniel Diaz was really sweet, and so was this Chance Sisco crazy patch card that he found!

Thanks so much, Anthony!  Sorry it took me so long to get these posted, but here they are!

TTM Success - Larry McWilliams

When I sent this card off, I wasn't working on my 1987 Topps set, so I was a little disappointed that I sent this 1984 Topps.  It took me so long to get it in, I went ahead and bought a signed 87 recently.

McWilliams (b. 1954) played in the majors from 1978 to 1990 for the Braves, Pirates, Cardinals, Phillies and Royals.  He had a career record of 78-90 with 940 strike outs and a 3.99 ERA.  He finished 5th in the 1983 NL Cy Young Award voting, the only time he received votes.

I mailed to McWilliams on March 5, 2016, and the card came back on January 22, 2019 for a 1,053-day TAT.  This is why I went ahead and bought a signed 1987 Topps instead of sending to him again.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TTM Success - Don Demeter

I once again raided my vintage Topps box for some cards to send TTM and came up with this 1963 Topps Don Demeter.  It was a little rough, but it will look cool in my album.

Demeter (b. 1935) played in the majors in 1956 and from 1958 to 1967 for the Dodgers (Brooklyn and LA), Phillies, Tigers, Red Sox and Indians.  He had 912 hits, 163 home runs and a .265 batting average.  He finished a career-best 12th in the 1962 NL MVP voting.  He won the World Series in 1959 with the Dodgers.

I mailed to Demeter on January 2 and got the card back on January 19, for a 17-day TAT.  This was the first TTM I sent out for 2019.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Another TTM Success From Del Unser

I mistakenly sent to Del Unser again, having not realized that I sent to him back in June of 2017.  It was ok, though, because he signed these cards, and I had plenty to send.
I only doubled up on one card that I sent back then, a 1976 Topps.  Otherwise, I did pretty well in accidentally sending these out.  They all turned out well, and I'm happy I made this mistake.

I mailed to Unser on January 10, and got the cards back on January 19, for a 9-day TAT.