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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Caudill (b. 1956) played in the majors from 1979 to 1987 for the Cubs, Mariners, A's and Blue Jays. He had a record of 35-52 with 620 strike outs and a 3.68 ERA. He was an All Star in 1984. In 1982, he received his only votes for either the Cy Young Award (7th, AL) or MVP (29th).
I mailed to the signing on February 28 and got the card back on May 9, for a 70-day TAT. I paid a fee of $20.00.
Finally, Jackson remembered it, after some time, and handed it off to me. Now I have two of these, and that is just fine with me. These red ice parallels are really cool, and look great. I think a red refractor, or ice parallel is probably the best looking out of the lineage of parallels for a Bowman card. Of course, I have seen several different shimmer parallels pop up, and those look great, as well.
Thanks so much for the card, Jackson!
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Carson messaged me a few months ago and asked me if I had Jose Canseco on a ball. I didn't, since I had gotten him on some baseball cards when he was a free signer at the National. Carson said that his dad (Tim, who I also have dealt with quite a lot) was going to see Jose, and would hook me up with a baseball.
The ball came out great. Carson didn't want anything in return for the ball, which really made my day. He has always been good to me. I've always tried to help him out with his collection, as well.
Thanks so much for the package, Carson! Moreover, thank you for your friendship!
Friday, June 28, 2019
Garrelts (b. 1961) played in the majors from 1982 to 1991 for the Giants. He had a career record of 69-53 with 703 strike outs and a 3.29 ERA. He was the NL ERA leader in 1989 with an ERA of 2.28. That season, he finished 6th in the Cy Young Award race, and 20th in the NL MVP voting. He was also an All Star in 1985.
I mailed to Garrelts on October 25, 2018, and got the card back signed on Ma 6, 2019, for a 193-day TAT.
I have a 5,000-count box of just 1994 Score, and I was really glad to be able to get at least one of them out of the box. That box is near the bottom of a stack of 5,000-count boxes, and it is hard to get into it, sometimes.
Lovullo (b. 1965) played in the majors in 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 1999 for the Tigers, Yankees, Angels, Mariners, A's, Indians and Phillies. He had 165 hits, 15 home runs and a .224 batting average.
He was hired as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017 and holds a record of 217-190 (.533 win %). He was the NL Manager of the Year in 2017.
I mailed to Lovullo via Diamondbacks Spring Training on February 7 and got the cards back on April 27, for a 79-day TAT.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Thanks for getting all of these cards signed, John!
I had also sent off this 1978 Topps, which turned out really well. I had a bunch of these in my 1978 box, so it was nice to get one out and get it signed.
I mailed to Chambliss on February 5 and got the cards back on April 27, for an 81-day TAT.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Alfonseca (b. 1972) played in the majors from 1997 to 2007 for the Marlins, Cubs, Braves, Rangers and Phillies. He had a career record of 35-37 with 400 strike outs and a 4.11 ERA. He had 45 saves in 2000 to lead the NL, and put him at 22nd on the MVP Award ballot that season. However, his 4.24 ERA that season makes me wonder how many of them were nail-biters.
Alfonseca won the World Series with the Marlins in 1997.
I mailed to him on March 25 and got the cards back on April 27, for a 33-day TAT.
The card turned out great. A lot of folks would shy away from the condition of the card, but I think it adds character to it. Yeah, I probably would have avoided it, if I were building the set, but I'm not at the moment, so it will look great in my album.
I mailed to O'Brien on March 18 and got the card back on April 27, for a 40-day TAT.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Thanks for getting these signed, Connor! I appreciate it!
Wendell (b. 1967) played in the majors from 1993 to 2001 and 2003 to 2004 for the Cubs, Mets, Phillies and Rockies. He had a career record of 36-33 with 515 strike outs and a 3.93 ERA.
I mailed to Wendell on March 15 and got the cards back on April 27, for a 43-day TAT.
Monday, June 24, 2019
I was very low on cards for both teams, but I was able to finish everything I had for Salem, including some 50./50s for my friend, Gerard. Also, Thad Ward was called up to Salem, so I was able to get three cards out of my box and have them signed while he was here. The above 2018 Bowman Chrome sparkle refractor was a last-minute find in my box yesterday before we left for the game. I don't know how I missed it beforehand, but I luckily found it and got it done.
Wilson had called me out for getting a card signed on Thursday, and asking him to do another on Friday. I'm not worried about him, though. I drafted a couple other folks at the park to get the two additional cards that I wanted signed, and they helped me out by getting them done. Don't worry, I was beyond respectful, even though his attitude rubbed me the wrong way.
The Wood Ducks are out of town until July 1, then they will play a series against the Winston-Salem Dash. I need to load up on some more cards so that I am ready for the series.
I have gotten him several times, and his signature always looks great. He's also really cool in person.
I mailed to Gossage on April 1 and got the card back on April 27, for a 26-day TAT. I paid no fee.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Thanks so much, Gerard. The cards now have a home in my albums, and I have you to thank.
Menke (b. 1940) played in the majors from 1962 to 1974 for the Braves (Milwaukee and Atlanta), Astros and Reds. He had 1,270 hits, 101 home runs and a .250 batting average. He was an All Star in 1969 and 1970. He finished 15th in the NL MVP voting in 1969.
I mailed to Menke on April 9 and got the cards back on April 27, for an 18-day TAT.
Thanks so much for the cards, and letting Chris and I crash with you!
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Cox (b. 1941) played in the majors from 1966 to 1973 for the Senators, Rangers and Yankees. He had a career record of 39-42 with 297 strike outs and a 3.70 ERA.
I mailed to Cox on April 10 and got the cards back on April 27, for a 17-day TAT.
Neibauer (b. 1944) played in the majors from 1969 to 1973 for the Braves and Phillies. He had a career record of 4-8 with 81 strike outs and a 4.78 ERA.
I mailed to Neibauer on April 15 and got the cards back on April 27, for a 12-day TAT.