Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TTM Success - Skip Lockwood

Every 1972 Topps that comes in for a TTM success has been raided from my partial set that I continue to fail to start up.  I think using some of those cards for TTM purposes has been nice, though, like this success from Skip Lockwood.  One of these days, I will start that set, and will stop raiding it for cards.  We'll see if I can keep that promise to myself.
I did have a few other cards of Lockwood to send out, and they all look really cool; highlighted by this 1975 Topps.
Lockwood (b. 1946) played in the majors from 1969 to 1980 for the Pilots, Brewers, Angels, Mets and Red Sox.  He had a career record of 57-97 with an ERA of 3.55 and 829 strike outs.

I mailed to Lockwood on August 7 and got the cards back on September 11, for a 35-day TAT.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TTM Success - Tom Niedenfuer

I added a former Oriole's autograph with this success from Tom Niedenfuer.  This 1987 Score turned out really nice, as is usually the case with this set of cards.  Niedenfuer actually has a pretty great signature.  I don't know it to be fact, but I feel like some of the guys with long last names have pretty nice signatures.  Maybe we should take a look at some of the best signatures at some point.  Maybe when I have some time.
I added three different Topps cards, including a requisite 1987 for the collection (as of today, I am up to 80 signed cards from the 1987 Topps set).

Niedenfuer (b. 1959) played in the majors from 1981 to 1990 for the Dodgers, Orioles, Mariners and Cardinals.  He had a record of 36-46 with 474 strike outs and an ERA of 3.29.  He won the World Series with the Dodgers in 1981.

I mailed to Niedenfuer on August 29 and got the cards back on September 9 for an 11-day TAT.

Monday, September 18, 2017

TTM Success - Mark Johnson

I posted a TTM success from Mark Johnson a few weeks ago and here is another; from a different Mark Johnson.  To make things even tougher when I was working on sending the cards, I saw that BOTH Mark Johnsons have cards in the 2001 Topps set.
This Mark Johnson (b. 1967) played in the majors from 1995 to 1998 and 2000 to 2002 for the Pirates, Angels and Mets.  He had 229 hits, 38 home runs and a .232 batting average.

I mailed to Johnson once, but got a RTS.  I re-sent to him on August 29 and got the cards back on September 9, for an 11-day TAT.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

TTM Success - Rob Johnson

I got some late 2000s, early 2010s cards back signed from Rob Johnson with this TTM success.  I really liked the 2008 UD Piece of History that I was able to get signed.  I didn't have any of these in my album, yet, so I was glad to get one out of the way.
I also had a 2010 Topps Update and a 2008 Upper Deck that I got signed.  All of the cards turned out really nice.

Johnson (b. 1982) played in the majors from 2007 to 2013 for the Mariners, Padres, Mets and Cardinals.  He had 147 hits, 8 home runs and a .200 batting average.

I mailed to Johnson on August 7 and got the cards back on September 9, for a 33-day TAT.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

TTM Success - Bob Oliver

I was able to get one of the cards that Max gave me a long time ago signed with this TTM success from Bob Oliver.

Oliver's signature wasn't all that great on this card, but I'm still glad I was able to add this 1975 Topps to my album.

Oliver (b. 1943) played in the majors in 1965 and then from 1969 to 1975 for the Pirates, Royals, Angels, Orioles and Yankees.  He had 745 hits, 94 home runs and a .256 batting average.  He finished 27th in the 1970 AL MVP voting (the season where Boog Powell won the award).

His time as an Oriole was brief.  He in only 9 games for the O's in 1974, yet, still appeared with them on this 1975 Topps.

I mailed to Oliver on August 7 and got the card back on September 5, for a 29-day TAT.

TTM Success - Harvey Pulliam

I added a few early 90s cards with this TTM success from Harvey Pulliam that I received.  This 1992 Donruss The Rookies turned out really nice, I think.  The card came out of one of the boxes that I got from my mom a while back.  It was in a pack that had been opened at the former card shop, then put away.  It's cool to have pulled it years later and sent it off for an auto.
These two cards are pretty plain, but they still are nice ones to add to the album.

Pulliam (b. 1967) played in the majors from 1991 to 1993 and 1995 to 1997 for the Royals and Rockies.  He had 49 hits, 8 home runs and a .262 batting average.

I mailed to Pulliam on August 5 and got the cards back on September 5, for a 31-day TAT.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Birthday Gift From Nate

I got a huge package in the mail a while back from my good friend, Nate, that was an early birthday present.  In it was this Chris Davis 2017 Panini Diamond Kings Sketches Swatches card.  I had no idea it was coming, of course, so when I saw one of these cards on Ebay, I had to buy it, then I found another at the National.  So, now I have 3 of these.  They look awesome, so that's ok.
Nate also included a bunch of Altoona Curve signed cards that he was able to get in person a long time ago, which was pretty nice of him.  They will go in my autograph album like the other IP cards that I have.
The most interesting card was this Jose Bautista auto that Nate had.  It is THE Jose Bautista.  The one I can't stand.  Still, it is a pretty cool signed minor league card, nonetheless.

Thank you so much for the birthday package, Nate!  I loved everything, even though I can't stand Bautista.