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Thursday, August 31, 2017
TTM Success - Eddie Fisher
This was really cool, because I have very few extra 1967 Topps as it is, and to add one of an Oriole, well, that was nice.
Fisher (b. 1936) played in the majors from 1959 to 1973 for the Giants, White Sox, Orioles, Indians, Angels, and Cardinals. He had a career record of 85-70 with an ERA of 3.41 and 812 strike outs. He was an All Star in 1965, and also finished 4th in the AL MVP voting that season. He appeared on the 1979 Hall of Fame ballot, but did not receive any votes.
I mailed to August 7 and got the cards back on August 16, for a 9-day TAT.
Posted by William Regenthal at 6:35 PM No comments:
Labels: 1967 Topps, 1969 Topps, Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, Eddie Fisher, Topps Autograph Project, TTM Success
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
TTM Success - Ron Washington
Washington (b. 1952) played in the majors in 1977, then from 1981 to 1989 for the Dodgers, Twins, Orioles, Indians and Astros. He had 414 hits, 20 home runs and a .261 batting average.
Washington managed the Rangers from 2007 to 2014 to a record of 664-611 (.521%). His Rangers won the AL Pennant in 2010 and 2011; losing in 2010 in 5 games, and losing in 2011 in 7 games.
I mailed to Washington on June 12 and got the cards back on August 12, for a 61-day TAT. I sent via the Braves at SunTrust Park.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
TTM Success - Blas Minor
Minor (b. 1966) played in the majors from 1992 to 1997 for the Pirates, Mets, Mariners and Astros. He had a career record of 13-10 with 184 strike outs and a 4.40 ERA.
I mailed to Minor on May 4 and got the cards back on August 12, for a 100-day TAT.
Posted by William Regenthal at 6:56 PM No comments:
Labels: 1990 ProCards AAA, 1995 Fleer, 1995 Topps, Blas Minor, Pittsburgh Pirates, Topps Autograph Project, TTM Success
Monday, August 28, 2017
TTM Success - Reggie Jefferson
Jefferson (b. 1968) played in the majors from 1991 to 1999 for the Reds, Indians, Mariners and Red Sox. He had 637 hits, 72 home runs and a .300 batting average.
I mailed to Jefferson on May 10 and got the cards back on August 10, for a 92-day TAT.
Posted by William Regenthal at 6:07 PM No comments:
Labels: 1994 Topps, 1995 Topps, Cleveland Indians, Reggie Jefferson, Seattle Mariners, Topps Autograph Project, TTM Success
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Graphing the Last Wood Ducks Regular Season Home Series
I took 50/50s from my friend, Gerard, and also picked up some cards to send out to my friend, Parker and his brother, since they are big Indians fans. I had 4 of the above 2017 National Exclusive Bowman Chrome Triston McKenzie, and got them all done. Parker, Hayden, my son Chris and I all will take one.
If I don't go, however, I will end today's graphing having had a grea time this season. I enjoyed doing the 50/50s for my friends and helping others work on auto sets. By my math, between the Orioles-Tides exhibition game to today's final home game, I have gotten at least 894 baseball cards signed. I added up all of the numbers and was amazed by how many I had gotten done. I, of course, had a lot of help and need to thank my wife, my son, my nephew, my brother Andy, Nikolas, Logan, Angela, Andrew, Max and Gavynn for helping me out this season.
50/50s and More From Brayden
Since then, I have talked to Brayden daily. He's a huge Yoan Moncada fan. Not only because Moncada is a great prospect and all, but because they have an actual friendship. I think that is pretty cool. Brayden lives in Texas, and his home MiLB team is the Frisco RoughRiders, so he is able to catch some Wood Ducks that have been promoted out of High A.
Brayden took care of a few 50/50s for me, and also included some nice Orioles cards and a couple other IP autos that he was able to get recently.
Thank you Brayden!
Posted by William Regenthal at 10:35 AM No comments:
Labels: 2014 Bowman, Brayden, Chris Davis, Frisco RoughRiders, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Joe Jackson, Michael O'Neill
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Salem Red Sox 50/50s From Dylan
The above 2010 Bowman gold refractor of Marc Brakeman was the one card that I wanted the most, and Dylan came through for me. This card is numbered 50/50, which is kind of ironic (don't you think?).
Thanks so much for the 50/50, Dylan! I hope we can do more next season.
Posted by William Regenthal at 10:14 PM No comments:
Labels: 1991 Topps, 2010 Bowman Chrome, Austin Rei, Chris Davis, Dylan, Joe Oliver, Josh Ockimey, Marc Brakeman, Salem Red Sox, Topps Autograph Project
TTM Success - William Van Landingham
Van Landingham (b. 1970) played in the majors from 1994 to 1997 for the Giants. He had a career record of 27-26 with a 4.54 ERA and 300 strike outs. He finished 7th in the 1994 NL Rookie of the Year voting.
I mailed to Van Landingham on July 14 and got the cards back on August 10, for a 27-day TAT.
2017 National Card Show - The Big Pickup
I priced Aarons the last few days of the show, and used my memo feature on my phone to log the table numbers where I saw each card and at what price. I actually did this for several of the cards I ended up buying, and it made the chore of remembering where the heck I saw a card so much easier to manage. I had also bought portable batteries for my phone in case I ran my charge down. I was really smart about my phone usage on this trip, and it paid off that Sunday when I got a nice deal on this Aaron.
Yeah, the card isn't in mint condition, but neither are my Banks or Kaline rookies. I could make a nice run at the 1954 set, now. I might take a look at the bulk cards that I have and see if I can manage it, but in the meantime, I am just going to sit back and enjoy the fact that I finally have this awesome rookie in my collection.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
TTM Success - J. R. House
Luckily, I have been getting in some successes, even though I haven't sent out much lately. I did get another book of stamps, so I can try to get some stuff in the mail soon.
I got these cards in from JR House recently, the best one being the above 2001 Bowman's Best. I got this out of a box at my LCS, and it turned out nicely. He used an old sharpie for the signature, but in the end, it turned out ok.
House (b. 1979) played in the majors in 2003 to 2004 and 2006 to 2008 for the Pirates, Astros and Orioles. He had 10 hits, 3 home runs and a .202 batting average in his career. I completely forgot he was an Oriole. His 3 homers came while he was an Oriole in 2007.
I mailed to House on June 12 and got the cards back on August 5, for a 54-day TAT.
Posted by William Regenthal at 7:31 PM No comments:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
TTM Success - Lance Parrish
Parrish (b. 1956) played in the majors from 1977 to 1995 for the Tigers, Phillies, Angels, Mariners, Indians, Pirates and Blue Jays. He had 1,782 hits, 324 home runs and a .252 batting average. He won the World Series with the Tigers in 1984. He was an 8-time All Star and his best finish for the MVP award was 9th (1983). He was a Silver Slugger Award winner in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1990. He won the Gold Glove Award in 1983, 1984 and 1985. Parrish appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2001 and received only 1.7% of the vote.
I originally mailed to Parrish on February 18, 2016, but never got those cards back. I mailed to him again on June 10 of this year via the Erie SeaWolves, and got the cards back on August 4, for a 55-day TAT.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
TTM Success - Brent Mayne
I now have a couple signed 1992 Studio in my album. Studio was always a nice product to open, and now they are really nice cards to get signed.
I don't have a lot of bulk 1991 Topps for some odd reason. I have come across several cheap boxes of it, but for whatever reason, the bulk stuff left over always disappears or ends up with someone else. I think the last box I busted was during pack wars with Andrew, and I think his little brother ended up with a lot of the base.
Mayne (b. 1968) played in the majors from 1990 to 2004 for the Royals, Mets, A's Giants, Rockies, Diamondbacks and Dodgers. He had 951 hits, 38 home runs and a .263 batting average.
I mailed to Mayne on March 23 and got the cards back on July 28, for a 127-day TAT. He kept three of the cards I sent.
Posted by William Regenthal at 9:30 PM No comments:
Labels: 1991 Topps, 1992 Studio, 1995 Leaf, Brent Mayne, Kansas City Royals, Topps Autograph Project, TTM Success
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Late on a Matt Hobgood PC Pickup
I hadn't added anything to the Hobgood PC in a long time. He was a bust as far as 4th overall picks go, but every time I talked with him, he was super nice. Just a really good kid who was plagued by shoulder issues. I really wish he could have taken off as a prospect, but it just wasn't meant to be. This is probably why I'm not a scout. I would have too much of an emotional investment in a player based on their personality; I would have a hard time telling them that their time is done as a prospect. Oh well. From everything that I have seen, Matt is enjoying life and is doing well. That's all that really matter in the end, anyway, right?
Posted by William Regenthal at 10:00 AM No comments:
Labels: 2010 Bowman, Andrew, Baltimore Orioles, Matt Hobgood
Friday, August 18, 2017
TTM Success - David Bell
Bell (b. 1972) played in the majors from 1995 to 2006 for the Indians, Cardinals, Mariners, Giants, Phillies and Brewers. He had 1,239 hits, 123 home runs and a .257 batting average.
I mailed to Bell on April 4 and got the cards back on July 29, for a 116-day TAT.
Posted by William Regenthal at 5:24 PM No comments:
Labels: 1996 Topps, 1998 Topps, 2000 Topps Chrome, 2002 Topps, David Bell, St Louis Cardinals, Topps Autograph Project, TTM Success
Graphing a Four-Game Series Between The Wood Ducks and Mudcats
I have one more series that I am for sure taking in, Lynchburg next weekend. I have no idea how I am going to be able to stand the offseason, but I likely will be spending it reloading and relaxing in anticipation of the 2018 minor league season.
Posted by William Regenthal at 12:26 AM No comments:
Labels: Brett Martin, Carolina Mudcats, Corey Ray, Down East Wood Ducks, Howard Johnson, Josh Morgan, Monte Harrison, Trent Clark
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