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Monday, May 30, 2016
Grubb also inscribed the 1985 and 1987 Topps with '84 Champs. They all turned out great.
Grubb (b. 1948) played in the majors from 1972 to 1987 for the Padres, Indians, Rangers and Tigers. He had 1,153 hits, 99 home runs and a .278 batting average. He finished 6th in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1973 and was an All Star in 1974. He won the World Series in 1984 with the Tigers.
I mailed to Grubb on April 12 and got the cards back on May 4, for an 18-day TAT.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Bradley (b. 1950) played in the NFL from 1972 to 1978 for the Steelers, Seahawks and 49ers. He was a part of the Super Bowl IX and X champion Steelers.
I got Bradley's address from his daughter, Jennifer, who I have known since the third grade, and graduated with. Class of 1998!! I mailed to Bradley on April 20 and got the signed cards back on May 4, for a 14-day TAT. I also got a nice note from Mr. Bradley, which was a nice touch!
Thanks for the help with the TTM request, Jennifer!
Friday, May 27, 2016
Wayne Terwilliger (b. 1925) played in the majors from 1949 to 1951, 1953 to 1956 and 1959-60 for the Cubs, Dodgers, Senators, Giants and A's. He had 501 hits, 22 home runs and a .240 batting average. He played so long ago, four of the five teams he played for are in new cities! I thought that was interesting.
I mailed to Terwilliger on April 23 and got the cards back on May 3, for a 10-day TAT.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
He sent me another lengthy letter back, along with his photo order form, so I decided to buy several of the photos he offered. I made the purchase because he uses the money to support a children's charity, and also because he was so nice to write me full length letters and signed my items.
Virgil Trucks was a great friend of mine. After my playing days were over, he got me involved in going on cruises. If he couldn't make the one he was supposed to be on, he would call me and ask me to pitch in for him. One great man. Yes, he was like me, William, in answering his mail, which a lot of players didn't do.
Frank Thomas (b. 1929) played in the majors from 1951 to 1966 for the Pirates, Reds, Cubs, Braves, Mets, Phillies and Astros. He had 1,671 hits, 286 home runs and a .266 batting average. He finished 4th in the 1958 NL MVP voting and was a 3-time All Star. He never played in the playoffs or World Series and oddly enough, even with his career accomplishments, didn't appear on the Hall of Fame ballot.
I originally mailed to Mr. Thomas on April 18 and got the cards back on May 2, for a 14-day TAT. I sent off for the photos on May 20 and got those back today (May 26) for a 6-day TAT.
Mr. Thomas is also offering signed 8x10s that I still intend to purchase. One of which shows all of his baseball cards and the other shows him and three other Braves players who made history on June 18, 1961. He, along with Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron and Joe Adcock hit 4 home runs in succession against the Reds. A pretty huge feat in the annals of baseball history. I want to spend the $20 on that one real soon.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Mieske (b. 1968) played in the majors from 1993 to 2000 for the Brewers, Cubs, Mariners, Astros and Diamondbacks. He had 406 hits, 56 home runs and a .262 batting average.
I mailed to Mieske on April 21 and got the cards back on May 2, for an 11-day TAT.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
I was also able to save on shipping on this card as well, since the seller I bought it from lives in the same town as me, and frequents the same LCS. That worked out great!
I mailed to Waits on April 18 and got the cards back on May 2 for a 14-day TAT.