Check out my COMC Portfolio
Follow me on Instagram @wregenthal and Twitter @foulbuntWilliam
Check out the cards I'm offering on COMC.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I got the above Ivan Rodriguez baseball last year from my friend, Sam. We worked out a deal and I landed this ball, which he had signed in person. The ball is a Texas League ball, but that is fine with me.
Rodriguez (b. 1971) played in the majors from 1991 to 2011 for the Rangers, Marlins, Tigers, Yankees, Astros and Nationals. He had 2,844 hits, 311 home runs and a .296 batting average, He was a 14-time All Star, 13-time Gold Glove Award Winner and a 7-time silver slugger. He was the 1999 AL MVP, 2003 NLCS MVP and won the World Series with the Marlins in 2003.
Rodriguez was elected to the Hall of Fame today when he was named on 76% of the ballot, his first year of eligibility. That's right, Pudge is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
Bagwell (b. 1968) played in the majors from 1991 to 2005 for the Astros. He had 2,314 hits, 449 home runs and a .297 batting average. He was the 1991 NL Rookie of the Year and the 1994 NL MVP. He received MVP votes in 10 of the 15 seasons in which he played. He was an All Star 4 times, Silver Slugger 3 times and a Gold Glove Award winner once. He was elected to the Hall today when he received 86.2% of the vote. This was his 7th time on the ballot.
Raines (b. 1959) played in the majors from 1979 to 1999, 2001 and 2002 for the Expos, White Sox, Yankees, A's, Orioles and Marlins. He had 2,605 hits, 170 home runs and a .294 batting average. He was the 1986 NL batting champ. He was a 7-time All Star and a Silver Slugger (1986). Raines led the NL in stolen bases four times and retired with 808, 5th all-time. He won the World Series in 1996 with the Yankees.
Raines was named on 86.0% of the ballots today, finally ending his quest to make it into the Hall. This was his 10th and final year of eligibility.
Adding Rodrigues, Bagwell and Raines pushes my Hall of Fame total up to 132.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
LaRoche (b. 1948) played in the majors from 1970 to 1983 for the Angels, Twins, Cubs, Indians, Angels and Yankees. He had a career record of 65-58 with an ERA of 3.53 and 819 strike outs. He also recorded 126 saves in his career. LaRoche was an All Star in 1976 and 1977 and finished 25th in the 1978 AL MVP voting. LaRoche is the father of former MLB players, Adam and Andy LaRoche.
I mailed to LaRoche on November 15 and got the cards back on December 22, for a 37-day TAT.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Lucas (b. 1954) played in the majors from 1980 to 1987 for the Padres, Expos and Angels. He had a career record of 29-44 with 410 strike outs and an ERA of 3.01.
I mailed to Lucas on February 22 and got the cards back on December 16, for a 298-day TAT. This is the longest wait I've had so far.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
With that being said, here is a nice TTM success that I got from former pitcher, Dave Dravecky. I was able to get a bunch of his Topps cards signed, and they all turned out great.
I mailed to Dravecky on November 12 and got the cards back on December 12 for a 30-day TAT.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thank you so much for the card, Adam! I really appreciate it!
Christopher (b. 1963) played in the majors from 1991 to 1993, 1995 and 1996 for the Dodgers, Indians and Tigers. He had a career record of 5-1 with an ERA of 4.90 with 76 strike outs.
I mailed to Christopher on December 3 and got the cards back on December 14, for an 11-day TAT.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The above Orlando Cepeda RC is in decent shape, but by no means mint. That's ok, though, because this card will be well taken care of, and Jet knew it was going to a good home. This is the first item I have been able to knock off of my Top Ten Wishlist, so that was nice.
Thanks so much for the deal, Jet! I really appreciate it.