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Sunday, December 31, 2017
Scott (b. 1978) played in the majors from 2005 to 2013 for the Astros, Orioles and Rays. He had 725 hits, 135 home runs and a .258 batting average. I remember him as a beast when he played for the Orioles, but never could quite put it all together. Still, he had a pretty good career, and is remembered fondly even though he was on some bad Orioles teams.
I mailed to Scott on October 17 and got the card back on December 22, for a 66-day TAT.
The box wasn't all filler, either. He filled it up with some amazing stuff. Some of the box was stuff I bought off of Dalton to help him finance some of his family's Christmas gifts, and the rest were surprises that he threw in. The above Zach Britton signed photo was one of the surprises.
Dalton is a really good kid. I sincerely enjoy helping him out. I never did it with any thoughts of receiving anything in return. He always has time to chat, even though he is always busy. I think the world of him, and really am blown away at his kindness and generosity. Thank you so much, Dalton.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Thank you so much for the Christmas gift, Nick, I really appreciate it!!
I have seen a bunch of these Just Minors Nolan Reimold autos on my Ebay feed, but never got around to picking one up. Cal got this one for me, and it is numbered 2/3. It also has autos of Andre Ethier and Jeff Larish (where has he been?).
Thank you so much for the Christmas gift, Cal! I have already put Nolan in a mag, and Davis will go into my PC.
Friday, December 29, 2017
I really liked this 2017 Topps Museum Collection Chris Davis that Gerard sent. He surprised me with it, as it was buried in the bottom of a box of random cards (and a parking pass, lol). He sent back a good bit of the TTM starter pack that I had sent him, since he already had gotten most of those guys. Like a stand-up guy, Gerard sent them back so I could send them to someone who could use them. He's a great guy, like that.
Thank you so much for the Christmas gift, Gerard. I really love the card!
Thursday, December 28, 2017
I thought I already had the 2013 Miguel Gonzalez, but I guess I didn't, which was a nice surprise. I also did a double take, because I thought the 2011 was Miguel, as well, but it was horrible Orioles relieved, Mike Gonzalez. I shudder at the memories of him closing games. Still, I needed the card, and I am happy to have it, no matter how bad Mike Gonzalez was.
Thank you so much for the care package, Dayton!
Even though Hits Memorabilia isn't licensed, they still put out a really nice product. I thought the card was thicker, so I bought the wrong magnetic case for it. I need to go back to the card shop and buy a thinner one.
Thank you so much for the Christmas gift, Max! I really like the card. Chris also loved his Tim Lincecum ball.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Thank you so much for the Christmas gift, Noah!
Thanks for the deal, Colin!
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Thanks for the deal, Blaine!
Monday, December 25, 2017
Mom really surprised me with this one. Grimes was way off of my radar at the time, but I am really happy to add it to my collection.
Grimes (b. 1893 - d. 1985) played in the majors from 1916 to 1934 for the Pirates, Dodgers, Giants, Braves (Boston), Cardinals, Cubs and Yankees. He had a career record of 270-212 with 1,512 strike outs and an ERA of 3.53. He finished 3rd in the NL MVP Award voting in 1928 when he went 25-14 with a 2.99 ERA. He won the World Series with the Cardinals in 1931. Grimes was a 20-game winner 5 times (1920, 1921, 1923, 1924 and 1928).
Grimes was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1964. He becomes my 135th Hall of Famer, and I am really happy to be able to have this gift from my mom be the first blog post from this Christmas.
Thank you so much for the ball, Mom! I love you.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Thank you for the deal, Tim.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Thank you for the signed post cards, Dan!
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Here's a real quick look at a nice 1954 Topps that my good friend, Jackson, sent me recently. It occurred to me when he sent it that I really could complete the 1954 Topps set. I already have the Aaron, Banks and Kaline Rookies, along with the Jackie Robinson and Yogi Berra. So, I have a big chunk of the set, already.
So, be on the lookout for more 1954 Topps on here in the future. I am not officially starting the set, but I think I can get it knocked out fairly quickly if I really got into it.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Harrah (b. 1948) played in the majors from 1969 and 1971 to 1986 for the Senators, Rangers, Indians and Yankees. He had 1,954 hits, 195 home runs and a .264 batting average. He was an All Star four times (1972, 1975, 1976 and 1982) and finished a best of 15th in the AL MVP voting (1975).
He appeared on the 1992 Hall of Fame ballot and received 0.2% of the vote.
I mailed to Harrah on February 13 and got the cards back yesterday (12/19) for a 309-day TAT.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Bell (b. 1955) played in the majors from 1976 to 1980 and 1982 for the White Sox and A's. He had 161 hits, 13 home runs and a .222 batting average.
I mailed to Bell on October 25 and got the cards back on December 14, for a 50-day TAT.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Thank you for the deal, Carson. All I had to send him was a vintage card that I picked up at the Greenville card show. I hope he enjoyed it!
Sunday, December 17, 2017
I really like this product. I haven't seen any that I could open, so getting these from Cal was pretty nice.
Thank you so much for the deals, Cal. I hope we can do some more in the future.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Thank you so much for the care package, Micah!
Friday, December 15, 2017
I haven't gotten nearly as many TTMs in lately, but this one from Adam Piatt was a nice one. I really liked the above 2000 Topps Gallery.
Piatt (b. 1976) played in the majors from 2000 to 2003 for the A's and Devil Rays. He had 129 hits, 16 home runs and a .248 batting average.
I mailed to Piatt on November 29 and got the cards back on December 11, for a 12-day TAT.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
I had only one of these 1996 Fleer Update McDowells that had him in an Orioles uniform. I had hoped to get it signed at Orioles Fan Fest, but I missed out.
McDowell (b. 1960) played in the majors from 1985 to 1996 for the Mets, Phillies, Dodgers, Rangers and Orioles. He had a career record of 70-70 with a 3.30 ERA and 524 strike outs. He won the World Series with the Mets in 1986.
I mailed to McDowell at Orioles Spring Training on February 20 and got the cards back on December 9, for a 296-day TAT. McDowell will be starting his second season as Orioles pitching coach when the 2018 season starts. Let's hope his pitching staff does a much better job then, because they were terrible in 2017.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Lujack (b. 1925) played professionally from 1948 to 1951 for the Bears. A quarterback, he threw for 6,295 yards and 41 touchdowns in his career. He was the fourth overall pick in the 1946 draft out of Notre Dame. He was the 1947 Heisman Trophy winner, three-time National Champion with Notre Dame (1943, 1946 and 1947) and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
I mailed to Lujack on November 10 and got the cards back on December 9, for a 29-day TAT.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Bako (b. 1972) played in the majors from 1998 to 2009 for the Tigers, Astros, Marlins, Braves, Brewers, Cubs, Dodgers, Royals, Orioles, Reds and Phillies. He had 508 hits, 24 home runs and a .231 batting average.
I mailed to Bako on February 2 and got the cards back on December 1, for a 302-day TAT.