Saturday, June 23, 2018

TTM Success - Billy Jo Robidoux

Billy Jo robidoux was one of those players, who when you pulled one of his cards, you went, "cool name!"  At least I did.  I saw that he signed TTM, so I sent to him so I could add a 1987 Topps to my set.  I also added this nice 1988 Score, which looks really great.
I also sent along this 1986 Topps Traded, along with the 87, of course.

Robidoux (b. 1964) played in the majors from 1985 to 1990 for the Brewers, White Sox and Red Sox.  He had 98 hits, 5 home runs and a .209 batting average.

I mailed to Robidoux on January 22 and got the cards back on April 5, for a 73-day TAT.

Friday, June 22, 2018

TTM Success - Carl Willis

I added another card to my 1987 set with this success from Carl Willis.  He signed the cards that I sent in a ballpoint pen, and the signature is tough to make out on a few of the cards, but they count toward my collection, and I am just happy to have gotten them back.
I got these three cards signed as well, and the 1995 Topps (middle) really doesn't show the auto.  Oh well.

Willis (b. 1960) played in the majors from 1984 to 1986, 1988 and 1991 to 1995 for the Tigers, Reds, White Sox and Twins.  He had a career record of 22-16 with 222 strike outs and a 4.25 ERA.  He won the World Series with the Twins in 1991.

I mailed to Willis on February 22 and got the cards back on April 5, for a 42-day TAT.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

TTM Success - Kris Medlen

Here is a Spring Training TTM success that I was happy to see come back.  I had this 2014 Bowman silver paper parallel of Kris Medlen that I wanted to add to my album, so I sent to him at Spring Training.  He ended up being released, so it was good that I sent when I did.
 I also added a few recent Topps issues that needed representation in the albums.  This 2009 Topps turned out really well.
I also liked this 2011 Topps, especially with it being a horizontal card.

Medlen (b. 1985) played in the majors from 2009 to 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018 for the Braves, Royals and Diamondbacks.  He had a career record of 41-26 with 496 strike outs and a 3.33 ERA.  He finished 20th in the 2012 NL MVP voting when he went 10-1 with a 1.57 ERA across 50 games.

I mailed to Medlen on February 10 and got the cards back on April 5, for a 54-day TAT.

Monday, June 18, 2018

TTM Success - Glenn Borgmann

Still way behind on posting my TTM successes, so here is another, Glenn Borgmann.  I got a few cards from the 1970s and a couple from the 80s with this success, so this was nice.  I always enjoy getting 1975 Topps done, and this one looks better.
Another 1981 Topps was added to the album.  This is a nice card, and I enjoy adding the 81s to the album.  I have a bunch of them, but am not really pursuing the set since I am busy with 1987.
I had a bunch of Borgmann's cards, and he was nice enough to sign everything that I sent.

Borgmann (b. 1950) played in the majors from 1972 to 1980 for the Twins and White Sox.  He had 296 hits, 16 home runs and a .229 batting average.

I mailed to Borgmann on March 20 and got the cards back on April 4, for a 15-day TAT.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

TTM Success - Tom Burgmeier

Some more vintage cards were added to my autograph album recently with this success from former pitcher, Tom Burgmeier.  I liked this 1970 Topps, so that is what spurred the idea to write to him.
I also had this 1976 Topps, so it went along for the ride, as well.

Burgmeier (b. 1943) played in the majors from 1968 to 1984 for the Angels, Royals, Twins, Red Sox and A's.  He had a career record of 79-55 with 584 strike outs and an ERA of 3.23.  He was an All Star in 1980.

I mailed to Burgmeier on March 20 and got the cards back on April 4, for a 15-day TAT.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

TTM Success - Joe Fontenot

I added a couple cool cards to my album with this success from Joe Fontenot.  I have no idea where I found these cards, unless they came in a repack box.
Fontenot (b. 1977) played for the Marlins in 1998.  he went 0-7 with 24 strike outs and a 6.33 ERA.

I mailed to Fontenot on March 20, 2017, and got the cards back on April 3, 2018, for a 379-day TAT.

Friday, June 15, 2018

TTM Success - Mookie Wilson

Another private signing helped me add another card to my 1987 set with this success from former Mets World Series hero, Mookie Wilson.  He had the hit that went through Bill Buckner's legs and swayed the momentum of the series toward the Mets back in 1986.

Wilson (b. 1956) played in the majors from 1980 to 1991 for the Mets and Blue Jays.  He had 1,397 hits, 67 home runs and a .274 batting average.  He finished 25th in the 1989 AL MVP voting, despite splitting time between the Mets and Blue Jays that season.  He won the World Series with the Mets in 1986.

I mailed to the private signing on February 23 and got the card back on April 2, for a 38-day TAT.