Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Another TTM Success From Jack McKeon

We frequent the same restaurant, so it seems, so it was natural that I should try to get a few more cards signed by Jack McKeon.  I haven't run into him while I eat at the O'Charley's in Burlington, NC, but I have seen his signed photo on the wall.  I wonder if he enjoys the Louisiana Sirloin as much as I do.
I mailed to McKeon on January 7 and got the cards back on January 14, for a 7-day TAT.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

TTM Success - Eddie Leon

These cards got wet (for some reason), but I quickly got them in a couple Card Saver thin top loaders, and they turned out just fine.  I used to hate Card Savers, but they really have proven beneficial lately.  They are the top loaders of choice when I am mailing cards to private signings, and they came in clutch with these cards, since they got wet.  They kept them from curving too badly.
I was happy to get the 1975 Topps (top of page), even though it has that hideous color combination, and also he 1973 Topps (above).

Leon (b. 1946) played in the majors from 1968 to 1975 for the Indians, White Sox and Yankees.  He had 440 hits, 24 home runs and a 236 batting average.

I mailed to Leon on January 2 and got the cards back signed on January 14, for a 12-day TAT.

Hall of Fame Signed Baseball - Mike Mussina

It took long enough, but I am happy to say that Mike Mussina is now a Hall of Famer.  He was one of my favorite players when I was growing up, and he is now going to the Hall.  I'm so happy.  It took 6 ballots, but Mussina squeaked in with 76.7% of the vote.

Mussina (b. 1958) played in the majors from 1991 to 2008 for the Orioles and Yankees.  He has a career record of 270-153 with 2,813 strike outs and an ERA of 3.68.  He never won a Cy Young award, but finished in the top 5 of the voting 6 times.  He won 20 games only once, in his final season.  He also never won a World Series.  That doesn't matter, he was an Ace and one of the best pitchers of his generation.  I believe he will go in as an Oriole; the Yankees have enough Hall of Famers.

Moose becomes my 143rd Hall of Famer on a baseball.

Monday, January 21, 2019

TTM Success - Daniel Schlereth

While checking out recent TTM successes on SCN, I saw that Daniel Schlereth was signing TTM.  I was about to go through some boxes from the late 2000s, and ended up finding a few of his cards.  It was nice to get a few of them out of those boxes, as cards from the late 00s to early 10s are tough to get signed for me, for some reason.
The cards turned out well, and I was really happy to put them to some use.

Schlereth (b. 1986) played in the majors from 2009 to 2012 for the Diamondbacks and Tigers.  He had a career record of 5-6 with 91 strike outs and a 4.35 ERA.

I mailed to Schlereth on January 2 and got the cards back on January 12, for a 10-day TAT.

TTM Success - Lenny Moore

I've been through my boxes a bunch of times over the last month or so.  During one of those times through them, I found this 2008 Donruss Legends Lenny Moore and checked to see if he signed TTM.  He does, so I sent it off and here it is.

Moore (b. 1933) played pro football from 1956 to 1967 for the Baltimore Colts.  He rushed for a career 5,174 yards with 63 touchdowns and had 6,039 receiving yards with 48 touchdowns.  He won the NFL championship in 1958 and 1959 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1975.

Before the NFL, Moore played for three seasons at Penn State.

I mailed to Moore on January 3 and got the card back signed on January 12, for a 9-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $5.00.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Part Two Of My Recent Trade With Rocco

I say trade, but it was really a deal with Rocco from Instagram.  I bought two cards from him, then I trade for three others.  I bought the previously posted Eric Show, and also the above Gene Michael, since both of those guys are now deceased, and will be tough to acquire.  The cards below, I traded for some IP autos I got last season from a few Winston-Salem Dash players.
I intend to upgrade, then trade the above John Cangelosi; I had sent a few of my own cards to Max for some IP graphing he is doing, and had completely forgotten that I had made the trade for this one.  That's ok, because Max will get his signed in blue, which I prefer.

I also took a lot of time this weekend and removed all of my signed 1987 Topps cards from my autograph albums, and moved them into their own dedicated album.  I realized that the album is too small, so I need to get a proper baseball card album (cheap me using a regular 2" 3-ring binder).  I'm glad to finally have that task wrapped up, because it sure was cumbersome.

Thanks for the deal, Rocco!

Another Trade WIth Rocco For The 87 Set

I made another deal with a guy named Rocco on Instagram; his dad is breaking up his signed 1987 Topps set, and I have been taking pieces of it via sale and trade lately.  The autos appear to be 100% legit, as I have compared the ones I've picked up with certified autos online.  This has really helped me get some of the tougher autos already.  The above Eric Show was one that I knew would be tough, as he had been dead since 1994.

Show (b. 1956 - d. 1994) played in the majors from 1981 to 1991 for the Padres and A's.  He had a career record of 101-89 with 971 strike outs and a 3.66 ERA.  Show was found dead in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center at the age of 37.

I bought this card off of Rocco, and included it in a trade for some IP autos that I had gotten.  I'll show the other cards in my next post; I wanted to do a singular post for Show.