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Sunday, February 17, 2019
I had been holding out hope that Andres Galarraga would do a signing sometime soon, but it always seemed like I missed out. I think he has done Expos Fest a few times, but at the price that BBC Exchange had this card at, I went ahead and got it.
Tommy John had been signing, but I learned that his ex wife was taking the money sent to her address and signing his cards herself. Mickey Tettleton seems to be a tough get, so I went ahead and bought this one. I have something else I want to get him on anyway, so if he pops up on a private signing, I'll do that card instead and will already have the 87 out of the way.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Stevens (b. 1967) played in the majors from 1990 to 1992 and 1996 to 2002 for the Angels, Rangers, Expos and Indians. He had 847 hits, 144 home runs and a .254 batting average.
I mailed to Stevens on January 14 and got the cards back on January 22, for an 8-day TAT.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Thanks so much, Cal!
Thursday, February 14, 2019
I got a nice gift in from my good friend, Anthony, who had told me ahead of time that his package would be delayed, since he was off at college. We haven't been able to talk as much as we used to, since he is busy with school and having joined a fraternity. Still, Anthony is a a close friend, and an amazing guy.
Thanks so much, Anthony! Sorry it took me so long to get these posted, but here they are!
McWilliams (b. 1954) played in the majors from 1978 to 1990 for the Braves, Pirates, Cardinals, Phillies and Royals. He had a career record of 78-90 with 940 strike outs and a 3.99 ERA. He finished 5th in the 1983 NL Cy Young Award voting, the only time he received votes.
I mailed to McWilliams on March 5, 2016, and the card came back on January 22, 2019 for a 1,053-day TAT. This is why I went ahead and bought a signed 1987 Topps instead of sending to him again.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Demeter (b. 1935) played in the majors in 1956 and from 1958 to 1967 for the Dodgers (Brooklyn and LA), Phillies, Tigers, Red Sox and Indians. He had 912 hits, 163 home runs and a .265 batting average. He finished a career-best 12th in the 1962 NL MVP voting. He won the World Series in 1959 with the Dodgers.
I mailed to Demeter on January 2 and got the card back on January 19, for a 17-day TAT. This was the first TTM I sent out for 2019.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
I mailed to Unser on January 10, and got the cards back on January 19, for a 9-day TAT.
Monday, February 11, 2019
Mahaffey (b. 1938) played in the majors from 1960 to 1966 for the Phillies and Cardinals. He had a record of 59-64 with 639 strike outs and a 4.17 ERA. He was a three-time All Star and finished 26th in the 1962 N MVP voting.
I mailed to Mahaffey on January 2 and got the card back on January 19, for a 17-day TAT. I paid a fee of $5.00.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Chamberlain (b. 1966) played in the majors from 1990 to 1995 for the Phillies and Red Sox. He had 322 hits, 43 home runs and a .255 batting average.
I mailed to Chamberlain on Jannuary 10, and got the cards back on January 19, for a 9-day TAT.
Henson (b. 1980) played in the majors in 2002 and 2003 for the Yankees. He had 1 hit, no home runs and a .111 batting average.
He was also a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in 2002 and also the Lions in 2008. He played in 9 games (1 start) and threw for 98 yards and one touchdown.
I mailed to Henson on January 7 and got the cards back on January 19, for a 12-day TAT.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Burnes (b. 1994) made it to the Brewers last season and went 7-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 35 strike outs. He was a 4th round pick in the 2016 Amateur Draft.
I mailed to Burnes on January 5 and got the cards back on January 19, for a 14-day TAT.
Friday, February 8, 2019
I also sent this 1979 Topps, which I thought looked cool.
I paid a fee of $5.00/card. I mailed to Johnson on January 2, and got the cards back on January 18, for a 16-day TAT.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Frank was the last of the Orioles Hall of Famers that I hadn't "met". I use quotations there, because I still count being shoulder bumped by Earl Weaver meeting him.
I was lucky enough that my good friend, Ryan, was working on an Orioles Hall of Fame project, and needed Frank on a baseball. He paid for me to go to the signing at this past year's National, and I would be able to meet Frank in exchange for getting Ryan's ball signed. I'm so glad I was able to take advantage of that opportunity.
Furthermore, while I was waiting to have the ball signed, I saw Frank's wife sitting next to him looking bored. All of the fans would greet Frank, tell him how great he was, how they were big fans, but no one would speak to her. So, I said hello to her and asked her if she was having a good day. It looked like it took her by surprise, but she thanked me for asking her. She asked me my name, where I was from. She told me her name, and what she did. That she was enjoying the show. She was such a super nice lady. I can't help but think of her, and hope that she can find comfort and peace in this difficult time. Her husband is no longer suffering from the bone cancer that took him so quickly. He is definitely loved, and will be missed by the countless fans he won over the years. I'm so happy that I got the opportunity to meet him (and her), and I will always remember him fondly.
Rest in peace, Frank, you truly are one of the all-time greats.
Thanks Ryan for buying the voucher that allowed me to meet him, and thanks Michael for the great photos.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Terrell (b. 1946) played in the majors from 1973 to 1980 for the Twins and Royals. He had 412 hits, 4 home runs and a .253 batting average.
I mailed to Terrell on January 9 and got the cards back on January 18, for a 9-day TAT.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
I was excited about the above Zack Collins that I had pulled out of a pack a month or so ago. It had gotten damaged in transit to Max, but you can't tell from the scan.
Thanks so much, as always, Max. I hope you were able to get some good stuff for yourself, also. I can't wait til the next signing takes place and we can put some more of my bulk cards to use.
Monday, February 4, 2019
LaPoint (b. 1959) played in the majors from 1980 to 1991 for the Brewers, Cardinals, Giants, Tigers, Padres, White Sox, Pirates, Yankees and Phillies. He had a career record of 80-86 with 802 strike outs and a 4.02 ERA. He won the World Series with the Cardinals in 1982.
Thanks for the card, Jacob!
Lind (b. 1983) played in the majors from 2006 to 2017 for the Blue Jays, Brewers, Mariners and Nationals. He had 1,247 hits, 200 home runs and a .272 batting average. He was a Silver Slugger Award winner in 2009. That was the only season where he received MVP votes; he finished 15th in the voting that season.
I mailed to Lind on February 22, 2018, and got the card back on January 18, 2019, for a 330-day TAT.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Nowitzki (b. 1978) has played in the NBA since 1998 for the Dallas Mavericks. He is a 13-time ALl Star and won the NBA championship in the 2010-2011 season. He has scored a total of 31,275 points in his career and was the NBA MVP in the 2006-2007 season. I don't know a whole lot about basketball, but I imagine he will be a Hall of Famer at some point, for sure.
I mailed to Nowitzki on September 29 and got the card back signed on January 19, for an 111-day TAT.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Varsho (b. 1996) was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2017 Amateur Draft out of the University of Wisconsin.
So far, he has 153 hits, 19 home runs and a .301 batting average along two minor league seasons.
I mailed to Varsho on January 5 and got the cards back on January 18, for a 13-day TAT.
Friday, February 1, 2019
I mailed to Santorini on January 2 and got the cards back on January 17, for a 15-day TAT.