Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Another TTM Success From Whitey Herzog

I thought I was done sending cards to Whitey Herzog TTM, but I had completely forgotten he had been an Oriole, and he turned up in the 1991 Crown Orioles set.  I am not working on this set, but I am trying to get some of the cards signed.  Mostly, guys that are notable and also some of the older former players who may not have many cards to begin with.
The 1991 Crown was a big reason I sent to Herzog again, but I also had gotten this awesome 1961 Topps from my friend, Neil, around Christmas time, and I had also wanted to get it in my autograph album.  This card looks great, and I am glad I sent it along.
Finally, I had this 1960 Topps in my vintage box, and figured that since I was sending the other two cards, why not find another $5 and send this one, as well.

So, for a fee of $5/card, I sent these three off to Herzog and they all look great.

I mailed to Herzog on April 20 and got the cards back on April 27, for a 7-day TAT.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

TTM Success - Rich Hand

Well, the autograph didn't show up all that well in the scan, but this 1973 Topps was signed TTM by former pitcher, Rich Hand in black ballpoint pen.

Hand (b. 1948) played in the majors from 1970 to 1973 for the Indians, Rangers and Indians.  He had a career record of 24-39 with 278 strike outs and a 4.01 ERA.

I mailed to Hand on April 1 and got the card back on April 27, for a 26-day TAT.

Monday, June 1, 2020

TTM Success - John Hale

I added some late 70s cards to my album with this TTM success from John Hale.  The above 1978 Topps is a nice example of an airbrushed photo, as Hale had spent the previous season with the Dodgers.  I think they did a good job on the airbrushing, as opposed to some other cards I've seen.
The 1976 and 1979 Topps cards below are very similar, which I thought was kind of cool.

Hale (b. 1953) played in the majors from 1974 to 1979 for the Dodgers and Mariners.  He had 137 hits, 14 home runs and a .201 batting average.

I mailed to Hale on April 16 and got the cards back on April 25, for a 9-day TAT.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

TTM Success - Rodney Scott

I had ROdney Scott's cards in my box for probably 4 years or more, but always put off mailing to him due to him having signing fees.  I finally had a few extra bucks and decided to send to him, so I could clear out some space in my box.

I sent along a 1981 Topps (above) and a 1979 Topps (below).  He used some weird colored marker; I guess you could say that is purple.
Still, the cards got signed, and they'll add something a little different to my album, which always helps.

Scott (b. 1953) played in the majors from 1975 to 1982 for the Royals, Expos, A's, Cubs and Yankees.  He had 504 hits, 3 home runs and a .236 batting average.  He led the NL in triples in 1980 with 13; that year he also had 63 stolen based.  He finished 22nd in the 1980 NL MVP race.

I mailed to Scott on April 8 and got the cards back on April 25, for a 17-day TAT.  I paid a fee through PastPros of $17/card.  Had I known that the signatures wouldn't look all that great, I probably would have put it off even longer.  Oh well.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

TTM Success - Don Rose

I got another card signed from the lot of 1973 Topps cards that I picked up from Conrad in South Carolina.  This one was signed in ballpoint pen by Don Rose.

Rose (b. 1947) played in the majors in 1971, 1972 and 1974.  He had a career record of 1-4 with 40 strike outs and a 4.14 ERA.

I mailed to Rose on March 9 and got the card back on April 24, for a 46-day TAT.

Friday, May 29, 2020

TTM Success - Sean Casey

I mailed to him twice, but I was able to get Sean Casey's autograph on some nice cards.  I had mailed to him via MLB Network a couple years ago and never got anything back.  Finally, I saw his addrerss on SCN, so I tried again.
I got some really nice stuff signed, even though I would have rather had the 2006 Upper Deck Ovation that I had sent originally, but these were will really nice.

Casey (b. 1974) played in the majors from 1997 to 2008 for the Indians, Reds, Pirates, Tigers and Red Sox.  He had 1,531 hits, 130 home runs and a .302 batting average.  He was a three-time All Star (1999, 2001 and 2004).  He appeared in the 2006 World Series while with Detroit and batted .529 with 2 home runs over 5 games, even though the Tigers lost to the Cardinals.

I mailed to Casey on April 10 and got the cards back on April 23, for a 13-day TAT.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

TTM Success - Rich Monteleone

I added some cool cards to my album with this TTM success from Rich Monteleone.  I had him in my "To Be TTMed" box for a while, and finally got the cards in the mail.
All of the cards turned out pretty well, and they were all ones I was happy to get out of my boxes.

Monteleone (b. 1963) played in the majors from 1987 to 1996 for the Mariners, Angels, Yankees, Giants and Angels.  He had a career record of 24-17 with 212 strike outs and a 3.87 ERA.

I mailed to Monteleone on April 14 and got the cards back on April 21, for a 7-day TAT.