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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Both cards look great, and will be added to my autograph album. I haven't gotten a signed 2015 Topps back in a bit, so getting this one done was nice.
Liriano (b. 1991) played in the majors in 2014 and 2017 for the Padres and Mets. He had 33 hits, 2 home runs and a .220 batting average.
I mailed to the signing on July 1 and got the cards back on August 6, for a 36-day TAT. I paid a fee of $10/card.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
I was afraid that I wouldn't have any Monte, but I had the single card in my "rookies" box, so it was good to get that one out.
Thanks so much for taking the cards and selling me the Willis, Jackson!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
I also got a 1980, 1981 and 1985 Topps signed by Miller. All of them look great.
Miller (b. 1948) played in the majors from 1971 to 1985 for the Red Sox and Angels. He had 1,046 hits, 28 home runs and a .269 batting average. He was a Gold Glove Award winner in 1978.
I mailed to Miller on January 30 and got the cards back on August 3, for a 186-day TAT.
I got a 2020 Pro Debut and a 2019 Bowman Draft signed, and they both look awesome.
Sikkema (b. 1998) was a first round (38th overall) draft pick by the Yankees in the 2019 June Amateur Draft out of the University of Missouri.
He pitched in 4 games at Low A Staten Island last season and went 0-0 with 13 strike outs and a 0.84 ERA.
I mailed to Sikkema on June 29 and got the cards back on August 3, for a 35-day TAT.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Bowen (b. 2004) has played on Team USA 15U (2018 and 2019) and the 12U team (2016). He played 8 games in 2019 and had a .381 average with a homer, and 4 games in 2018 with a .400 average and no homers.
I mailed to Bowen on July 14 and got the cards back on August 3, for a 20-day TAT.
Tabata also signed a 2010 Topps Update and a 2013 Topps for me. His Sharpie of choice was a light blue, but I think it still looks good on the cards.
Tabata (b. 1988) played in the majors from 2010 to 2015 for the Pirates. He had 438 hits, 17 home runs and a .275 batting average.
I mailed to Tabata on July 21 and got the cards back on August 3, for a 13-day TAT.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Jones (b. 1998) was born in Cary, NC and was a first round draft pick (22nd overall) by the Rays in the 2019 June Amateur Draft out of UNC-Wilmington. He had previously been drafted by the Orioles in the 2017 draft (17th round). So far, he has 64 hits, 1 home runs and a .335 batting average at Low A Hudson Valley.
I mailed to Jones on July 20 and got the cards back on August 1, for a 12-day TAT.
This was pretty much a card dump; get some stuff out of the way so I could clear room in the boxes for other stuff.
I mailed to Fleming on July 20 and got the cards back on August 1, for a 12-day TAT.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
The next card is a 2005 Fleer Showcase Showtime card that is numbered 29/99. It also looks great, now that it is signed.
Delgado (b. 1972) played in the majors from 1993 to 2009 for the Blue Jays, Marlins and Mets. He had 2,038 hits, 473 home runs and a .280 batting average. He was a two-time All Star (2000 and 2003) and his best MVP finish was second (AL, to Alex Rodriguez) in 2003. He was a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1999, 2000 and 2003). He appeared on the 2015 Hall of Fame ballot and received an underwhelming 3.8%, which forced him off of the ballot. I could have sworn that he would spend a good amount of time on the HOF ballot, and even have a much higher percentage, over time. He stands to get some support via the veterans committee.
I mailed to the signing on June 4 and got the cards back on July 31, for a 57-day TAT. I paid a fee of $40/card for this one.
Here's another 1987 Topps that I got signed through a private signing on SCN. This card, signed by Charlie Moore, turned out nicely, and gets another name off of my list.
Moore (b. 1953) played in the majors from 1973 to 1987 for the Brewers and Blue Jays. He had 1,052 hits, 36 home runs and a .261 batting average.
I mailed to the signing on June 30 and got the card back on July 31, for a 31-day TAT.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Both cards turned out great and they can now be added to the albums and taken off of my list.
O'Malley (b. 1960) played in the majors from 1982 to 1990 for the Giants, White Sox, Orioles, Rangers, Expos and Mets. He had 310 hits, 13 home runs and a .256 batting average.
I mailed to the private signing on July 7 and got the cards back on July 31, for a 24-day TAT.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
I also sent off this 1973 Topps buyback that I had pulled several years ago. It also turned out well, but definitely takes a back seat to the Astros Leaders card.
Tenace (b. 1946) played in the majors from 1969 to 1983 for the A's, Padres, Cardinals and Pirates. He had 1,060 hits, 201 home runs and a .241 batting average. He was an All Star in 1975 and his best MVP finish was 18th (1975 and 1976, AL). He won the World Series four times (1972-1974 - Oakland and 1982 - St Louis); he was the 1972 World Series MVP.
Tenace managedthe Blue Jays for 33 games in 1991 and amassed a 19-14 record (.576%)
Tenace appeared on the 1989 Hall of Fame ballot, but received only 0.2% of the vote. I mailed to Tenace on July 23 and got the cards back on July 31, for an 8-day TAT. I paid a fee of $15/card plus PastPros handling fees. I paid $20 for the card; $15 for the Lanier signing, and Menke was free. So, I put over $50 into the card to get it completed, and I'm certain it is worth far more than that. I'm just happy to have it completed.
I also got a 2007 Bowman and 2007 Bowman Chrome signed that had been in my box since 2007. It really is nice getting stuff out that has sat for that long and have them signed.
DeSalvo (b. 1980) played in the majors in 2007 and 2008 for the Yankees and Braves. He had a 1-3 record with 12 strike outs and a 7.89 ERA.
I mailed to DeSalvo on July 20 and got the cards back on July 30, for a 10-day TAT.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Gorski (b. 1997) was a second round pick in the 2019 June Amateur Draft by the Pirates out of Indiana University - Bloomington. He has only played in Low A ball (West Virginia Black Bears) so far and has 32 hits, 3 home runs and a .223 batting average.
I mailed to Gorski on July 21 and got the cards back on July 28, for a 7-day TAT.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Leiter (b. 2000) pitched for Vanderbilt for the brief 2020 season. He went 2-0 with 22 strike outs and a 1.72 ERA over 4 games. He looks to be one of the top picks in the 2021 draft.
I mailed to Leiter on June 4 and got the cards back on Juy 27, for a 53-day TAT.
He is the son of former Major Leaguer, Al Leiter.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Werner (b. 1953) played in the majors from 1975 to 1978 and 1980 to 1982 for the Reds and Rangers. He had 49 hits, 2 home runs and a .176 batting average.
I mailed to Werner on July 16 and got the cards back on July 25, for a 9-day TAT.
This might be one of my more disappointing TTM successes. I had some nice cards of Garrett Whitlock, and the cards I got back had some pretty bad autos on them. The aboce 2019 Heirtage Minors blue parallel is numbered 68/99 and it looks like his pen was on its deathbed.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
I hung out with my buddy, Dugan, at a card show in July, and he pointed out to me that Jones signed TTM. So, as he and I were going through boxes, I pulled a couple of Jones's 2020 Bowmans. I was able to get the green parallel, and got that signed along with a 2020 Bowman base.
Jones (b. 1994) was an 18th round pick by the Phillies in the 2017 June Amateur Draft out of Washington State University. He has reached as high as AAA. Overall, Jones has a 17-14 record with 313 strike outs and a 3.34 ERA.
I mailed to Jones on July 7 and got the cards back on July 23, for a 16-day TAT.