Saturday, September 19, 2020

TTM Success - Roger Erickson

I added some more early 80s cards to my autograph album when I got this return from Roger Erickson.  The above 1981 Topps looks really sharp, I think.  I love the design, and the colors on the card really pop.

Erickson also signed a 1980, 1982 and 1983 Topps.  He has a nice signature, and the blue really works with these cards.

Erickson (b. 1956) played in the majors from 1978 to 1983 for the Twins and Yankees.  He had a career record of 35-53 with 365 strike outs and a 4.13 ERA.

I mailed to Erickson on June 15 and got the cards back on June 29, for a 14-day TAT.

Friday, September 18, 2020

TTM Success - Jim Breazeale

I have been adding signed 1973 Topps cards to my album at a pretty impressive clip.  Way back when, I only had a handful, and 73 was my most under-represented set.  That was until I got a box of bulk cards from Conrad in SC.  After that, I've sent a ton off, and had some good returns.  This signed card of Jim Breazeale is one of the latest ones that I have gotten.

Breazeale (b. 1949) played in the majors in 1969, 1971, 1972 and 1978 for the Braves and White Sox.  He had 40 hits, 9 home runs and a .223 batting average.

I mailed to Breazeale on June 15 and got the card back on June 27, for a 12-day TAT.

TTM Success - Ryan Shealy

I got some really cool cards back signed when I got this success in from Ryan Shealy.  I knew I had several of his cards, they were just scattered among all of my card boxes.  I finally rounded up the ones shown and sent them off.

I enjoyed the 2006 Flair Showcase set, and now have a couple of them signed.  This one probably looks better in person, as the scan picked up some of the flaws in the marker used by Shealy.  Still, I like having the card, and am glad it got signed.

Shealy also signed a 2003 Topps Traded, 2007 Allen and Ginter and a 2007 Topps Chrome refractor.

Shealy (b. 1979) played in the majors from 2005 to 2008 and 2010 for the Rockies, Royals and Red Sox.  He had 146 hits, 19 home runs and a .268 batting average.

I mailed to Shealy on June 15 and got the cards back on June 26, for an 11-day TAT.

TTM Success - Chris Taylor

I sent Chris Taylor a 2013 Donruss Elite Extra Edition and a 2020 Topps Heritage, and he swapped those out with this 2018 Topps Fire.  Normally, I would be a little annoyed when my cards are swapped out, but this Topps Fire is a cool card, and I am glad to have it.

Taylor (b. 1990) has played in the majors since 2014 for the Dodgers and Mariners.  He has 491 hits, 57 home runs and a .263 batting average.  He was the NLCS MVP in 2017.

June 1 and got the card back signed on June 26, for a 25-day TAT.

TTM Success - Keith Hughes

I had intended to get this posted earlier in the day, but I spent the entire evening helping Chris with his homework.  Yay.  Anyway, Here are some cards I got signed by former Oriole, Keith Hughes.
Hughes signed 5 cards for me, and getting the Rochester Red Wings card signed was nice.  I can't remember who, but someone sent me that 1988 team set, and I was glad to get another of those signed.  He also signed a 1990 CMC AAA card (above left), 1988 Topps (above middle) and a 1988 Donruss (above right).

I also got this 1991 Crown Orioles card signed.

Hughes (b. 1963) played in the majors in 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1993 for the Yankees, Phillies, Orioles, Mets and Reds.  He had 41 hits, 2 home runs and a .204 batting average.

I mailed to Hughes on June 1 and got the cards back on June 25, for a 24-day TAT.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

TTM Success - Jackson Rutledge

I was able to get a 2020 Bowman signed when I mailed one off to Nationals prospect, Jackson Rutledge.  The card looks nice signed, even though the signature got smudged a bit.

Rutledge (b. 1999) was a first round pick (17h overall) in the 2019 June Amatuer Draft out of San Jacinto College.  He went 2-0 last season with 39 strike outs and a 3.13 ERA.

I mailed to Rutledge on June 15 and got the card back on June 25, for a 10-day TAT.

TTM Success - Drew Romo

I added a 2020 draft pick's auto to my collection with this TTM success from Drew Romo.  He signed two 2020 Panini Stars and Stripes cards.

Romo (b. 2001) was a first round pick (#35 overall) by the Rockies in the 2020 June Amateur Draft out of The Woodlands High School in Texas.  He may go through Asheville next season, depending on how MiLB is restructured.

I mailed to Romo on June 8 and got the cards back on June 25, for a 17-day TAT.