Sunday, March 27, 2016

TTM Success - Joe Nolan

On Monday (3/21) I got a TTM return from former Oriole, Joe Nolan.  He signed five cards for me (one was a duplicate 1985), which were 1979, 1983, 1984 and 1985 Topps.  I had asked Nolan to inscribe the 1984 Topps to say "1983 World Series Champions" but he probably didn't see that in my note.  It wasn't a big, deal, though.

I'm really enjoying seeing all of these different versions of Topps come back in.  They all look cool, signed, and I'm having a lot of fun with this project.  I've gotten so many returns lately, it has been tough keeping up with the blog posts.  I'm definitely not complaining, though.  It seems like every day, now, I am getting stuff in the mail.  I'm really happy about that!

Nolan (b. 1951) played in the majors from 1972, 1975 and 1977 to 1985 for the Mets, Braves, Reds and Orioles.  He had 382 hits, 27 home runs and a career average of .263.

Nolan won the World Series in 1983 with the Orioles.  I mailed to him on March 12 and got him back on March 21 for a 9-day TAT.  As it stands (even with successes I haven't posted yet), I have 2 signed 1979 Topps; 1 signed 1983; 5 signed 1984 and 7 signed 1985.  1987 is still leading, though, with 12.

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