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Trucks was born on this day in 1917 and passed away on March 23, 2013, at the age of 95. I enjoyed writing to him and receiving letters back. He truly was one of the best.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Wood Ducks lost the game, but we had to leave early, since my wife had to be up really early for work. It was nice to go out and spend some time at a game with her, though. I know the ballpark isn't her ideal spot, but we seem to enjoy going to games together. Now that Chris is home, though, he and I will be doing some more graphing, I'm sure.
Montague (b. 1947) played in the majors from 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1980 for the Expos, Phillies, Mariners and Angels. He had a career record of 24-26 with an ERA of 4.76 and 260 strike outs.
I mailed to Montague on February 24, and got the cards back on April 4, for a 39-day TAT.
Monday, April 24, 2017
I mailed to Pena on March 17 and got the cards back on April 3, for a 17-day TAT.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
I got a few nice cards signed by Mark Thompson recently. The above 1997 Pacific was a card that I had floating around in my random card box for a long time. I finally was able to take it and transfer it to the autograph album with this success.
Thompson (b. 1971) played in the majors from 1994 to 2000 for the Rockies and Cardinals. He had a record of 18-24 with an ERA of 5.74 and 198 strike outs.
I mailed to Thompson on November 15 and got the cards back on April 3, for a 139-day TAT.
Orie (b. 1972) played in the majors from 1997 to 1999 and 2002 for the Cubs and Marlins. He had 253 hits, 22 home runs and a .249 batting average.
I mailed to Orie on January 24 and got the cards back on April 3, for a 69-day TAT.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Miggins (b. 1925) played in the majors in 1948 and 1952 for the Cardinals. He had 22 hits, 2 home runs and a .227 batting average. He was selected off of waivers from the Cardinals by the Cubs on April 17, 1948, only to be selected off of waivers by the Cardinals from the Cubs on April 23, 1948.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The above 2000 Topps Finest was the one I was most excited about seeing come back. It turned out really nice, and scanned pretty well.
Kennedy (b. 1976) played in the majors from 1999 to 2012 for the Cardinals, Angels, A's, Nationals, Mariners, and Dodgers. He had 1,488 hits, 80 home runs and a .272 batting average. He was the 2002 ALCS MVP and won the World Series with the Angels in 2002.
I mailed to Kennedy on March 20 and got the cards back on April 3, for a 14-day TAT.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
His time with the Orioles was brief, he appeared in 8 games for the O's after being traded from Cleveland and before being moved again to the Phillies.
I mailed to Westlake on March 14 and got the cards back on April 3, for a 20-day TAT.
I mailed to Sutherland on March 23 and got the cards back on April 1, for a 9-day TAT.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Reuschel (b. 1947) played in the majors from 1975 to 1979 for the Cubs and Indians. He had a career record of 16-16 with an ERA of 4.51 and 188 strike outs.
I mailed to Reuschel on March 6 and got the cards back on April 1, for a 26-day TAT.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Seay (b. 1978) played in the majors in 2001 and 2003 to 2009 for the Devil Rays, Rockies and Tigers. He had a record of 11-6 with s 4.16 ERA and 190 strike outs.
I mailed to Seay on March 20 and got the cards back on March 30, for a 10-day TAT.
Swisher (b. 1951), the father of former All Star Nick Swisher, played in the majors from 1974 to 1982 for the Cubs, Cardinals and Padres. He had 305 hits, 20 home runs and a .216 batting average. He was an All Star in 1976.
I mailed to Swisher on February 21 and got the cards back on March 27, for a 34-day TAT.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Cirillo (b. 1969) played in the majors from 1994 to 2007 for the Brewers, Rockies, Mariners, Padres, Twins and Diamondbacks. He had 1,598 hits, 112 home runs and a .296 batting average. He was an All Star in 1997 and 2000 with the Brewers and Rockies, respectively.
I mailed to Cirillo on February 8, and got the cards back on March 27, for a 47-day TAT. He signed 3 of the 4 cards I sent.
Gerhart (b. 1961) played in the majors from 1986 to 1988 for the Orioles. He had 136 hits, 24 homw runs and a .221 batting average. He made his MLB debut on September 14, 1986, so happy birthday to me!
I mailed to Gerhart on March 4 and got the cards back on March 25, for a 21-day TAT.
Smith (b. 1966) played in the majors from 1987 to 1995 and 1997 to 1998 for the Braves, Mets, Reds, Padres and Orioles. He had a career record of 47-71 with a 4.55 ERA and 640 strike outs.
I mailed to Smith on February 16 and got the cards back on March 24, for a 36-day TAT.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
I also added a couple Topps issues with the 1998 and 1994 shown above. Amaral has a really nice autograph, and it showed up well on all of the cards.
Amaral (b. 1962) played in the majors from 1991 to 2000 for the Mariners and Orioles. He had 493 hits, 11 home runs and a .276 batting average.
I mailed to Amaral on March 7 and got the cards back on March 24, for a 17-day TAT.
Paquette (b. 1969) played in the majors from 1993 to 2003 for the A's, Royals, Mets, Cardinals and Tigers. He had 620 hits, 99 home runs and a .239 batting average.
I mailed to Paquette on March 13 and got the cards back on March 24, for an 11-day TAT.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Brown (b. 1927) played in the majors from 1944, 1945 and 1947 to 1953 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Phillies and Cubs. He had 309 hits, 31 home runs and a .24 batting average. He was a 16-year old when he started playing for the Dodgers in 1944. He appeared in two games during the 1949 World Series that the Dodgers lost to the Yankees.
I mailed to Brown on March 14 and got the card back on March 23, for a 9-day TAT.
Lolich signs for a fee of $20/card, so I could only afford to send one to be signed, even though I had a couple cards to choose from. In the end, the '67 was chosen because I thought it looked the best, and it had been a while since I had a '67 added to the autograph album.
Lolich (b. 1940) played in the majors from 1963 to 1976, 1978 and 1979 for the Tigers, Mets and Padres. He had a career record of 217-191 with 2,832 strike outs and a 3.44 ERA. He led the AL in wins with 25 in 1971, and had 22 wins the following season. He finished second in the AL Cy Young Award voting in 71 and 3rd in '72., losing to Vida Blue ('71) and Gaylord Perry ('72). Lolich was a 3-time All Star and his best finish in the AL MVP voting was 5th ('71). He won the World Series with the Tigers in 1968; he was the World Series MVP that year. During that World Series, Lolich threw three complete games, allowing 5 runs and striking out 21.
I mailed to Lolich on February 28 and got the card back, along with a signed price list and signed note on March 23, for a 23-day TAT.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
I bought the above 1952 Topps off of Ebay, along with the below 1955 Bowman and 1961 Nu Card Scoops. I wanted to add another 1952 to the autograph binder since I like 1952 Topps so much. Law included some nice awesome inscriptions to the card, as well.
Law (b. 1930) played in the majors in 1950, 1951 and 1954 to 1967 for the Pirates. He had a career record of 162-147 with 1,092 strike outs and an ERA of 3.77. He received MVP votes in four seasons, with his best finish being 6th in his Cy Young Year, 1960. He won the World Series that season with the Pirates, and was on the NL All Star team.
Law appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot 7 times between 1973 and 1979, with his highest voting percentage being 2.4% in 1973. Law is outspoken against his autograph showing up on EBay, so he charges a signing fee of $10/card. I sent a check along with my request, so I didn't mind paying the fees. I had gotten Law on a ball back in 2012, which you can read about here.
I mailed to Law on March 14 and got the cards back on March 21, for a 7-day TAT.