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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Andriese (b. 1989) has played in the majors since 2015 for the Rays and diamondbacks. He has a career record of 24-30 with 391 strike outs and a 4.58 ERA.
I mailed to Andriese on January 2 and got the cards back on January 24, for a 22-day TAT.
Thankfully, things are looking a lot better for him and his family, but in turn, he won't be attending many games in the near future. Family comes first, and I am glad things have gotten straightened out.
Still, I hope things continue on a positive note for him, and he is able to put this past season behind him.
Friday, February 28, 2020
I'm not going for the set by any means, but I was glad to get one out of my box and have it signed.
Vierling (b. 1996) was a 5th round draft pick by the Phillies in the 2018 June Amateur Draft.
So far, he has reached High A (Clearwater) and has 175 hits, 12 home runs and a .263 average across 2 minor league seasons.
I mailed to Vierling on December 17 and got the card back on January 24, for a 38-day TAT.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Allen (b. 1939) played in the majors from 1962 to 1973 for the Twins, Senators, Yankees and Expos. He had 815 hits, 73 home runs and a .239 batting average.
I mailed to Allen on October 3 and got the cards back on January 24, for a 113-day TAT/
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
So, when I got the package and the letter from him, it really touched me. This Cedric Mullins patch auto was amazing. I like these patch cards, and Noah really hit a home run.
Thank you so much, Noah! I really appreciate it, and I am always thinking about you.
Monday, February 24, 2020
My good friend, Kaleb, sent me a nice Christmas gift that had a stack of Orioles cards, and this Roy Campanella 2010 TOpps Peak Performance relic card. I like Campy, and would like to add his autograph to my HOF collection at some point. I'd prefer a pre-stroke auto, but I might have to settle for a post-stroke "autopen" one.
Anyway, I really appreciated the gift from Kaleb, and am excited that I might be able to catch a game with him in a little over a month. Thanks so much, Kaleb!
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Mason (b. 1957) played in the majors from 1984 to 1987, 1989 and 1991 to 1994 for the Tigers, Giants, Astros, Pirates, Padres, Phillies and Mets. He had a career record of 22-35 with 286 strike outs and a 4.02 ERA.
I mailed to Mason on September 17 and got the cards back on January 24, for a 129-day TAT.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Gurka (b. 1988) played in the majors from 2015 to 2017 for the Rockies and Angels. He had a career record of 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and 14 strike outs.
I mailed to Gurka on January 2 and got the cards back on January 22, for a 19-day TAT.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
I received a message on Instagram from my friend Dylan in California saying that he was going to an event organized by Daniel Robertson. There were a good many players attending, and Dylan was nice enough to take some cards off of my hands for a 50/50.
I was disappointed that I missed sending him some of my 2013 Perfect Game Jacob Nix cards. I forgot he was in that set. It would have been nice to get rid of some of them.
I had the 2015 Bowman Rio Ruiz set aside for Orioles Fan Fest, but since they canceled it, I was able to get one back from Dylan.
Thank you so much for taking the cards, Dylan!
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
One such player who was in the Box of Shame was Rob Kaminsky. I had pulled his cards because I was going to see him, but for whatever reason, I missed him. I found out that he signed TTM, so I was able to send off the cards I had pulled, and thankfully, they came back signed. So, out of the Box of Shame and into the autograph album they go!
I mailed to Kaminsky on December 30 and got the cards back on January 21, for a 22-day TAT.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Anyway, that was back in February 2016. Last week, Chris called me at work and told me that he checked the mail (he isn't supposed to be doing that; that's the one thing I want to do when I get home from work) and there weren't any TTMs for me. Yet, he had one. So, when I got home, he showed me who he had gotten cards from. I had to go way back in my notebook to find out when I sent the cards for him. I sent on February 22, 2016, and he got the cards back on February 14, 2020. Almost 4 years.
Terry (b. 1959) played in the majors from 1986 to 1991 for the Reds and Cardinals. He had a career record of 24-28 with 262 strike outs and a 3.73 ERA.
I was all for letting Chris have all of the cards that were returned, until I looked at my 87 checklist, and realized that I still hadn't gotten Terry for myself. He had left one of the 87s unsigned, but when I told Chris that I still needed Terry for my set, he went in his album and gave me the card. I swapped it for an extra autograph that I had on my desk (Ernie Clement), so it all worked out.
Terry's success rate averages out to be around 10-14 days, but at 1,453 days, this one must have fallen between the seats in the car along with his jelly of the month club membership.
UPDATE - I must have forgotten to cross Terry off of my checklist, because I actually DID have him for my set, and it was a TTM success that I had gotten back in 2018. Oops. I gave Chris his card back, all is well now.
Spangenberg (b. 1991) had played in the majors since 2014 for the Padres and Brewers. He has 320 hits, 29 home runs and a .256 batting average.
I mailed to Spangenberg on January 6 and got the cards back on January 18, for a 12-day TAT.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Baldschun (b. 1936) played in the majors from 1961 to 1967 and 1969 to 1970 for the Phillies, Reds and Padres. He had a career record of 48-41 with 555 strike outs and a 3.69 ERA.
I mailed to Baldschun on September 13 and got the card and photo back signed on January 17, for a 126-day TAT.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Kingham (b. 1991) has played in the majors in 2018 and 2019 for the Pirates and Blue Jays. He has a career record of 9-9 with 115 strike outs and a 6.08 ERA. Kingham was released by the Blue Jays in August 2019. He will look to bounce back in 2020 while pitching in Korea.
I mailed to Kingham on January 6 and got the cards back on January 17, for an 11-day TAT.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
He took a bunch of my White Sox base cards off of my hands, and instead of paying me for them, he offered to get a few cards signed for me.
I was especially excited about the above 2019 Topps Pro Debut Luis Robert gold parallel that William got signed for me outside of the event, before it even started. He was afraid that he wouldn't be able to get it signed, and he was able to knock it out early.
William also got two 2017 Carolina League Top Prospects Zack Collins cards signed for me. I have several cards left from this set, so I was glad to get two of them out of my box. Chris got the other one.
Thank you so much for getting these cards taken care of for me, William!
Friday, February 14, 2020
Agnos (b. 1998) was drafted by the Yankees in the 4th round of the 2019 June Amateur Draft out of ECU. He had been listed on Pulaski's roster at the end of the season last year, but didn't play for them. I had been told then that he was placed on that roster as a procedural move. He pitched at 2 levels in the Yankees system last year, the Gulf Coast Yankees, and Low A Staten Island. In all, he pitched in 5 games in the minors last year and went 1-2 with 15 strike outs and a 6.75 ERA.
I mailed to Agnos on January 3 and got the cards back on January 13, for a 10-day TAT.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Turang (b. 1999) was a 1st round pick (21st overall) by the Brewers in the 2018 June Amateur Draft. He has reached the Brewers High A team (the Mudcats, of course) and has 166 hits, 4 home runs and a .263 batting average over 2 seasons.
I mailed to Turang on December 19 and got the cards back on January 13, for a 25-day TAT.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Stephenson (b. 1996) was a first round pick (11th overall) by the Reds in the 2015 June Amateur Draft. So far, he has reached AA, and has 355 hits, 28 home runs and a .263 batting average.
I mailed to Stephenson on January 2 and got the cards back on January 11, for a 9-day TAT.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Adell (b. 1999) was a first round pick (10th overall) by the Angels in the 2017 June Amateur Draft. So far, he has reached the Angels AAA team, and has 269 hits, 35 home runs and a .298 batting average across 3 minor league seasons. He is a non-roster invite for this year's Spring Training.
I mailed to Adell on December 17 and got the card back on January 11, for a 25-day TAT.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Backlund (b. 1949) wrestled professionally from 1973 until his retirement in 2018. He won the WWE (then WWF) Championship in 1978 by defeating Superstar Billy Graham at Madison Square Garden. Backlund would go on to lose his title to the Iron Sheik (who would then lose to one, Hulk Hogan) in 1983.
Backlund would appear on WWE TV for the next few decades. Backlund was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
I mailed to Backlund on November 4 and got the card back on January 9, for a 66-day TAT.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Heitler (b. 1997) was a 34th round pick by the Reds in the 2018 June Amateur Draft. So far, he has a 3-2 record with 36 strike outs and a 3.03 ERA across two minor league seasons.
I mailed to Heitler on December 17 and got the card back signed on January 4, for an 18-day TAT.
Thank you so much for the Christmas gift, Keegan!
Saturday, February 8, 2020
O'Leary (b. 1969) played in the majors from 1993 to 2003 for the Brewers, Red Sox, Expos and Cubs. He had 1,100 hits, 127 home runs and a .274 batting average.
I mailed to O'Leary on October 23 and got the cards back on January 4, for a 73-day TAT. I had sent him 3 cards, but the third was either lost in the mail (he didn't seal the envelope), or he kept it.