Friday, January 24, 2020

TTM Success - Bill Mueller

I added some really cool cards to my autograph album with this TTM success from Bill Mueller.  The above 2004 Topps All Star turned out really well. I love this card!
I also added these, which all look great!

Mueller (b. 1971) played in the majors from 1996 to 2006 for the Giants, Cubs, Red Sox and Dodgers. He had 1,229 hits, 85 home runs and a .291 batting average.

He won the World Series in 2004 with the Red Sox.  He was a Silver Slugger Award winner in 2003. He was the AL batting champ in 2003 with a .326 batting average.

I mailed to Mueller on 10/15 and got the cards back on 12/14, for a 60-day TAT.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

TTM Success - Bill Sampen

I added some cards to my autograph album that came out of the Goodwill boxes I picked up a while back.  This TTM success from Bill Sampen helped me get a couple cards out of those boxes.  These are some cool smaller set cards that look nice, when compared to their main set counterparts.

I'm one of the few people that I know who liked the 1990 Donruss design.  I thought it was really cool when I discovered the green and blue versions of that set (green being The Rookies set, and blue being the Donruss Stars set).  There may be other versions of this design, but those two subsets are the ones I am aware of.  I know Panini brought back the design a couple years ago, and it looked great.
Of those Goodwill boxes, I also had Sampen sign a 1990 Topps Traded (far left).  The 1991 and 1992 Topps came out of my Topps boxes, and I am never unhappy to take cards out of those boxes.

Sampen (b. 1963) played in the majors from 1990 to 1994 for the Expos, Royals and Angels.  He had a career record of 25-21 with 176 strike outs and a 3.73 ERA.

I mailed to Sampen on December 3 and got the cards back on December 12, for a 9-day TAT.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

TTM Success - Alan Knicely

A trip through my mid-80s boxes found me a few guys that I could send TTM to and get some autos.  One of them was Alan Knicely.  The above 1986 Topps was in great shape, regardless of it being off-centered, so I was glad to get that one back signed and get it in my album.
This 1983 Topps also turned out pretty well.  His signature kind of blends in with the blue in the background, and looks cool.

Knicely (b. 1955) played in the majors from 1979 to 1986 for the Astros, Reds, Phillies and Cardinals.  He had 111 hits, 12 home runs and a .213 batting average.

I mailed to Knicely on December 3 and got the cards back on December 12, for a 9-day TAT.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

TTM Success - Anthony Volpe

I missed seeing Anthony Volpe when Chris and I went to see the Pulaski Yankees in Burlington.  He had already left the team, and I wasn't able to get the above Stars and Stripes card signed.  I saw that he was signing TTM, so I sent the card along, and got it back signed.

Volpe (b. 2001) was a first round pick (30th overall) by the Yankees in the 2019 June amateur draft out of high school.

This season, he had 26 hits, 2 home runs and a .215 batting average.

I mailed to Volpe on October 18 and got the card back on December 12, for a 55-day TAT.

Monday, January 20, 2020

TTM Success - Jason Tyner

I added some nice cards to my autograph album with this TTM success from Jason Tyner.  I found a few of them at my LCS, and a couple others were ones from my boxes here at the house.  The above 1999 Finest looks a lot better in person.  I found it at the LCS.  It was one of those types of cards that used to have the protective film over it, that had to be removed.  I prepped it with powder, and it turned out pretty well.
I also got a 2002 Topps Chrome, 2002 Upper Deck and a 2003 Topps signed by Tyner.

Tyner (b. 1977) played in the majors from 2000 to 2003 and 2005 to 2008 for the Mets, Devil Rays, Twins and Indians.  He had 373 hits, 1 home run and a .275 batting average.

I mailed to Tyner on October 14 and got the cards back on December 9, for a 56-day TAT.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

TTM Success - Gerald Perry

I was able to get this 1987 Topps Gerald Perry signed TTM via a private signing on SCN.  The card turned out well, and crosses another name off of my list.

Perry (b. 1960) played in the majors from 1983 to 1995 for the Braves, Royals and Cardinals.  He had 832 hits, 12 home runs and a .265 batting average.  He was an All Star in 1988.

I mailed to the signing on November 21 and got the card back on December 7, for a 16-day TAT.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

TTM Success - Marty Barrett

It took a while, but my Marty Barrett cards finally came back TTM.  While these were out for signature, I had obtained a Barrett for my 1987 set, so the one below is an extra, now.
Barrett (b. 1958) played in the majors from 1982 to 1991 for the Red Sox and Padres.  He had 938 hits, 18 home runs and a .278 batting average.  He finished 17th in the 1986 AL MVP race.  He was the MVP of the 1986 ALCS.

I mailed to Barrett on March 16, 2018, and got the cards back on December 6, 2019, for a 630-day TAT.