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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Howard (b. 1943) played in the majors from 1963 to 1968 for the White Sox, Orioles and Senators. He had a career record of 26-31 with 349 strike outs and a 3.18 ERA. His time in Baltimore was very brief, just 10 games during the 1968 season. He was part of the package sent to the Orioles in exchange for Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio. The deal was Howard, Roger Nelson and Don Buford to the Orioles for Aparicio, John Matias and Russ Snyder. Howard would then be dealt to the Senators for Fred Valentine.
I mailed to Howard on November 3 and got the cards back on November 18, for a 15-day TAT.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Bryan (b. 1938) played in the majors from 1961 to 1968 for the A's (Kansas City), Yankees and Senators. He had 209 hits, 41 home runs and a .216 batting average.
I mailed to Bryan on November 3 and got the cards back on November 17, for a 14-day TAT.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Stock (b. 1934) played in the majors from 1959 to 1967 for the Orioles and A's (Kansas City). He had a record of 27-13 with 365 strike outs and a 3.60 ERA. Stock was traded away from the Orioles to the A's in 1964 for Charlie Lau.
I mailed to Stock on October 28 and got the cards back on November 17, for a 20-day TAT.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Cerone (b. 1954) played in the majors from 1975 to 1992 for the Indians, Blue Jays, Yankees, Braves, Brewers, Red Sox, Mets and Expos. He had 998 hits, 59 home runs and a career batting average of .245. He finished 7th in the 1980 AL MVP voting; the only season in which he received votes.
I mailed to Cerone on November 6 and got the card back on November 17, for an 11-day TAT.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
In college, Zatkoff was a standout at the University of Michigan, helping the Wolverines to the 1950 Rose Bowl Championship.
I mailed to Zatkoff on November 7 and got the card back on November 17, for a 10-day TAT.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Dyer (b. 1945) played in the majors from 1968 to 1981 for the Mets, Pirates, Expos and Tigers. He had 441 hits, 30 home runs and a .221 batting average. He won the World Series with the Mets in 1969.
I mailed to Dyer on April 3 and got the cards back on November 16, for a 227-day TAT.
Friday, November 24, 2017
Blaylock (b. 1935) played in the majors in 1956 and 1959 for the Cardinals. He had a career record of 1-7 with an ERA of 5.94 and 42 strike outs.
I mailed to Blaylock on November 6 and got the card back on November 16, for a 10-day TAT.
Carmichael (b. 1928) played professionally from 1953 to 1961 for the Packers and Broncos. He was a halfback who rushed for a total of 947 yards and 4 touchdowns in his career. He also had 1,633 receiving yards for 8 touchdowns.
I mailed to Carmichael on November 7 and got the cards back on November 16, for a 9-day TAT.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
I picked up the above 1962 Post Canadian from the show and didn't think much of it at the time, other than it would be a little something different in my album. For a dollar, it wasn't a bad pickup, but when I got the card back signed from Altman, I realized that it was the Canadian version. Now, it definitely was something different for the album.
Altman (b. 1933) is from Goldsboro, NC, but now resides in Missouri. He played in the majors from 1959 to 1967 for the Cubs, Cardinals and Mets. He had 832 hits, 101 home runs and a .269 batting average. He was an All Star in 1961 and 1962 and finished 14th in the 1961 NL MVP Award voting.
I mailed to Altman on October 30 and got the cards back on November 13, for a 14-day TAT.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Estrada (b. 1938) played in the majors from 1960 to 1964 and 1966 to 1967 for the Orioles, Cubs and Mets. He had a career record of 50-44 with 535 strike outs and an ERA of 4.07. He led the league in wins (18) in 1960, his rookie season. He was second in the AL Rookie of the Year Award voting to Ron Hansen. All three players receiving votes that year were Orioles (Hansen, Estrada and Jim Gentile). Estrada was an All Star that season and also finished 12th in the AL MVP voting.
I mailed to Estrada on November 3 and got the cards back on November 13, for a 10-day TAT.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Barragon (b. 1932) played in the majors from 1961 to 1963 for the Cubs. He had 33 hits, one home run and a .202 batting average.
I mailed to Barragan on October 28 and got the card back on November 13, for a 16-day TAT.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
The above 1960 Topps has been in my collection for a long time. I can't remember how or when I got it, but it was in my vintage box of stars for several years. Probably back when I first got back into collecting, really. I don't think I will get to the 1960 set anytime soon, so I went ahead and worked on getting this one signed.
Both cards came back looking great, and I am happy that I sent them off.
Kaline (b. 1934) played in the majors from 1953 to 1974 for the Tigers. He had 3,007 hits, 399 home runs and a .297 batting average. He was an 18-time All Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner. He never won an MVP award, but his best finish was 2nd, which he accomplished twice (1955 and 1963). He was the 1955 AL Batting Champion and won the World Series in 1968.
Kaline was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980, his first time on the ballot. He garnered 88.3% of the vote.
I mailed to Kaline on November 3 and got the cards back on November 13, for a 10-day TAT. I paid his fee of $10/card.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
I bought 8 cards featuring 6 players and sent them all out a couple weeks ago. The first one to come back was Pro Football Hall of Famer, Charley Trippi. This is a 1950 Bowman, and shows him as a Chicago Cardinal. That's right, at one point, there were two teams in Chicago. I don't really follow football, so I had no idea that the Cardinals were in Chicago. I did remember when they were in St. Louis and moved to Arizona.
Trippi (b. 1922) will be 95 on December 14. He played professionally from 1947 to 1955, all for the Chicago Cardinals. In his career, he had 3,506 rushing yards, 23 rushing touchdowns, 1,321 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. He won the NFL Championship with the Cardinals in 1947. He played as a halfback, defensive back and also a quarterback. His quarterback record over two seasons (1951 and 1952) was 5-12-0. He was a 2-time Pro Bowler (1952 and 1953) and First Team All Pro in 1948.
He played all over the field, as well. Not only as a halfback and quarterback, but he also returned punts and kickoffs. He returned punts and kicks in his career to a total of 864 yards, and had two return touchdowns (both in 1948).
Trippi attended the University of Georgia from 1942 to 1946, where he led the Bulldogs to a Rose Bowl Championship in 1943. He was also that game's MVP. He missed the 1944 season while serving in the military in World War II. He was the first overall pick in the 1945 NFL draft. When he retired from the NFL, he had compiled the most total yards of offense by any player in NFL history.
He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968. From what I could find, he is the oldest living member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the 15th oldest living former player, according to the website oldestlivingprofootball.com. I'm not sure how often they update their page. It was weird, baseball has an ongoing list that is updated regularly on Wikipedia, but football doesn't have one.
I mailed to Trippi on November 7 and got my card back on November 13, for a 6-day TAT.
For my first of the vintage football cards to come back, I sure hit on a winner!
Friday, November 17, 2017
Garber (b. 1947) played in the majors from 1969 to 1970 and 1972 to 1988 for the Pirates, Royals, Phillies and Braves. He had a career record of 96-113 with 940 strike outs, 218 saves and an ERA of 3.34. He finished 7th in the 1982 NL Cy Young Award voting and also finished 19th in the 1982 NL MVP Award voting.
I mailed to Garber on September 1 and got the cards back on November 10, for a 70-day TAT.
I have toned down my PC pickups recently, and it is a direct correlation to how the Orioles, and also Chris Davis performed this season. Davis is still my guy, but since he had a pretty crappy year, other things took precedent.
Of all of the Davis cards that I had picked up that hadn't been blogged, the above 2017 Topps Chrome red parallel may be my favorite. It is numbered 3/5 and looks so awesome in person.
I'll probably start adding to the PC again soon, maybe after Christmas, so keep a look out!
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Lee (b. 1937) played in the majors from 1964 to 1968 for the Angels, Dodgers and Reds. He had a career record of 25-23 with 315 strike outs and an ERA of 2.71. He also had 64 career saves. He was an All Star in 1965.
I mailed to Lee on October 28 and got the cards back on November 10, for a 13-day TAT.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
One of the cards I picked up was this 1973 Topps of Tom Matchick. I saw that he was an Oriole, and that he signed TTM, so I figured I would give it a shot. It took a while, but the card finally came in.
Matchick (b. 1943) played in the majors from 1967 to 1972 for the Tigers, Red Sox, Royals, Brewers and Orioles. He had 178 hits, 4 home runs and a .215 batting average. He won the World Series with the Tigers in 1968.
Matchick's time as an Oriole was brief. He was acquired from the Brewers in a trade in October of 1971 for Mike Ferraro and a minor leaguer. He played only 3 games with the Orioles in 1972, then was traded to the Yankees in April 1973 for Frank Baker.
I mailed to Matchick on May 8 and got the card back on November 10, for a 186-day TAT.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Goryl (b. 1933) played in the majors from 1957 to 1959 and 1962 to 1964 for the Cubs and Twins. He had 134 hits, 16 home runs and a .225 batting average. He also managed the Twins in 1980 and 1981 to a record of 34-38 (.466 win %).
I mailed to Goryl on October 28 and got the cards back on November 8, for an 11-day TAT.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Lemaster (b. 1939) played in the majors from 1962 to 1972 for the Braves (Milwaukee and Atlanta), Astros and Expos. He had a career record of 90-105 with 1,305 strike outs and an ERA of 3.58. He was an All Star in 1967 while with the Braves.
I mailed to Lemaster on October 16 and got the cards back on November 6, for a 21-day TAT.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
I really like 1962 Topps, and would like to build that set sometime soon. I have way too many other sets in the works at the moment, or I would already have started this one.
Naragon (b. 1928) played in the majors in 1951 and from 1954 to 1962 for the Indians, Senators and Twins. He had 262 hits, 6 home runs and a .266 batting average. He appeared in one game during the 1954 World Series, an Indians loss to the Giants, but he did not receive a plate appearance.
I mailed to Naragon on October 28 and got the cards back on November 6, for a 9-day TAT.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Nossek (b. 1940) played in the majors from 1964 to 1967 and 1969 to 1970 for the Twins, A's (KC and Oakland) and Cardinals. He had 132 hits, 3 home runs and a .228 batting average.
I mailed to Nossek on October 18 and got the card back on November 2, for a 14-day TAT.
Friday, November 10, 2017
The above 1975 Topps came out of one of my first deals with my good friend, Max. I had to make sure that this one was one of the cards I sent.
Blue (b. 1949) played in the majors from 1969 to 1983 and 1985 to 1986 for the A's, Giants and Royals. He had a career record of 209-161 with 2,175 strike outs and a 3.27 ERA. He was the Cy Young and AL MVP Award winner in 1971 when he went 24-8 with a 1.82 ERA for the Oakland A's. He also had Cy Young Award votes in 1973, 1975, 1976 and 1978; and MVP Award votes in 1973, 1976 and 1978. He was an All Star in 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1981. He won the World Series with the A's in 1972, 1973 and 1974.
Blue appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot only four times between 1992 and 1995 and only received at most, 8.7% of the vote. A stronger look at Blue's candidacy should be taken, as he has very good career stats. One would think that he would have had some higher vote totals.
I mailed to Blue on October 4 and got the cards back on October 31, for a 27-day TAT. I paid his fee of $10/card.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Teufel (b. 1958) played in the majors from 1983 to 1993 for the Twins, Mets and Padres. He had 789 hits, 86 home runs and a .254 batting average. He finished 4th in the 1984 AL Rookie of the Year voting and won the World Series with the Mets in 1986.
I mailed to Teufel on June 12 and got the cards back on October 30, for a 140-day TAT.