Both of these guys haven't popped up in any recent signings that I've seen, so I went ahead and crossed them off of the list so I can concentrate on other players. The list is dwindling down to less than 90, so it will be harder and harder to get cards added.
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Friday, December 31, 2021
Some Signed 1987 Topps For The Set
Some Signed Cards From Dugan
Thanks so much for the cards, Dugan. Also, I just realized that my post from last night was my 5,000th post. That's pretty amazing. I started this blog in November 2008 and sometimes struggle to keep it going, but I push myself to continue with it. It has been my "diary" for the last 13 years, and I appreciate everyone who reads and also those who comment. Thanks again!
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Some Signed Cards From Jackson
Spradlin (b. 1984) was an 8th round pick by the Nationals in the 2005 June Amateur Draft out of USC. He played in the minors from 2006 to 2010 in the Nationals system, reaching AAA. He had a record of 17-18 with 317 strike outs and a 3.91 ERA.
Thanks for the signed cards, Jackson!
2021 50/50 From Brian - Delino DeShields Jr
DeShields (b. 1992) has played in the majors since 2015, for the Rangers, Indians and Reds. He has 450 hits, 19 home runs and a .246 batting average.
Thanks for taking the cards, Brian!
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
2021 50/50s From Jack
Thanks for taking the 50/50, Jack. I hope we can do more next season.
A Bunch of Signed Cards From Gerard
Thanks for all of the signatures, Gerard. I hope we can knock out more cards in the 2022 season!
TTM Success - Leo Sanford
Sanford (b. 1929) was an 8th round draft pick (90th overall) in the 1951 NFL draft out of Louisiana Tech. by the Chicago Cardinals. He played pro football from 1951 to 1958 for the Chicago Cardinals and Baltimore Colts. He had 17 interceptions and two touchdowns in his career. He won the 1958 NFL Championship with the Baltimore Colts.
I mailed to Sanford on December 13 and got the card back on December 28, for a 15-day TAT.
Some Juan Uribe Signed Cards From Max
Uribe (b. 1979) played in the majors from 2001 to 2016 for the Rockies, White Sox, Giants, Dodgers, Braves, Mets and Indians. He had 1,568 hits, 199 home runs and a .255 batting average. He won the World Series in 2005 with the White Sox and in 2010 with the Giants.
I love doing these player card searches for Max, and I'd like to take on a few more from some other folks, so that may be something that ends up happening. Thanks, Max!
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Set Complete - 2021 Topps
2021 50/50s From Drake
Thanks for the 50/50, Drake. I know we will do some more in 2022.
TTM Success - Rickey Henderson
I mailed to the signing on November 4 and got the card back yesterday (12/27) for a 53-day TAT. I paid a fee of $85 for Rickey, and a lot more for Mattingly.
Monday, December 27, 2021
Another TTM Success From Whitey Herzog
I have gotten Herzog several times TTM, and I was really happy to add this 1957 Topps to the autograph album. I think 1957 is a great set, and always enjoy getting cards from this set signed.
I mailed to Herzog on December 13 and got the card back signed today (December 27), for a 14-day TAT. I paid his fee of $5.00/card.
TTM Success - John Curtice
I mailed to Curtice on October 13 and got the cards back on December 24, for a 72-day TAT.
TTM Success - Elliott Maddox
Maddox (b. 1947) played in the majors from 1970 to 1980 for the Tigers, Senators, Rangers, Yankees, Orioles and Mets. He had 743 hits, 18 home runs and a .261 batting average. He finished 8th in the AL MVP race in 1974.
I mailed to Maddox on December 14 and got the cards back on December 24, for a 10-day TAT. I paid a fee of $5.00/card.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
TTM Success - Jerry Walker
Walker (b. 1939) played in the majors from 1957 to 1964 for the Orioles, A's (Kansas City) and Indians. He had a record of 37-44 with 326 strike outs and a 4.36 ERA. He was an All Star in 1959. I instantly regret not looking him up sooner and including his 1991 Crown Orioles card with this TTM request.
I mailed to Walker on December 13 and got the card back on December 22, for a 9-day TAT.
TTM Success - Doug Eggers
Eggers (b. 1930) played pro football from 1954 to 1958 for the Baltimore Colts and Chicago Cardinals. He played in 54 games in his career and had 4 interceptions for 24 yards.
I mailed to Eggers on December 13 and got the card back signed on December 21, for an 8-day TAT.
Another TTM Success From Jack McKeon
I mailed to McKeon on December 14 and got the cards back on December 20, for a 6-day TAT.
TTM Success - Fernando Valenzuela
The signing was very expensive but I now have both Valenzuela cards, and I can focus on other names now.
I mailed to the signing on November 3 and got the card back on December 18, for a 45-day TAT.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
TTM Success - Kevin Barker
Barker (b. 1975) played in the majors in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2009 for the Brewers, Padres, Blue Jays and Reds. He had 71 hits, 6 home runs and a .249 batting average.
I mailed to Barker on 0ctober 22 and got the cards back on December 18, for a 57-day TAT.
Christmas Gift From Max - Some Tougher 87s For The Set
Jerry Willard (b. 1960) played in the majors from 1984 to 1987, 1990 to 1992 and 1994 for the Indians, A's, White Sox, Braves, Expos and Mariners. He had 195 hits, 25 home runs and a .249 batting average.
Thank you so much for the cards, Max! That really helps me out big time with the set! Merry Christmas.
Christmas Gift From Mom - Mariano Rivera Signed Baseball
Rivera (b. 1969) played in the majors from 1995 to 2013, for the Yankees. The greatest closer of all time retired with a record 652 saves. His 952 games finished and 205 ERA+ are also all-time records. He had a won-loss record of 82-60 with a 2.21 ERA and 1,173 strike outs.
Rivera was a 13-time All Star (1997, 1999-2002, 2004-2006, 2008-2011 and 2013) and his best Cy Young and MVP finishes were 2nd (2005) and 9th (2004, 2005), respectively.
He won the World Series with the Yankees in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009. He took home the 1999 World Series MVP and 2003 ALCS MVP honors. His playoff record was 8-1, with 42 saves, 110 strike outs and a 0.70 ERA.
Rivera was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2019 with 100% of the vote. He is the only person ever elected to the Hall with 100%, and probably will be the only one, since there are idiots out there who like to make statements with their ballots; the handful of people who didn't vote for Hank Aaron, WIllie Mays, Ken Griffey, Jr., or Cal Ripken should never be allowed near another ballot.
Rivera is the 159th Hall of Famer in my collection. Thanks Mom! Merry Christmas, everyone!
Thursday, December 23, 2021
TTM Success - Darrell Brandon
Brandon (b. 1940) played in the majors from 1966 to 1969 and 1971 to 1973 for the Red Sox, Pilots, Twins and Phillies. He had a record of 28-37 with 354 strike outs and a 4.04 ERA.
I mailed to Brandon on November 19 and got the cards back on December 15, for a 26-day TAT. I paid a fee of $5/card.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
TTM Success - Craig Counsell
Counsell (b. 1970) played in the majors in 1995 and from 1997 to 2011 for the Rockies, Marlins, Dodgers, Diamondbacks and Brewers. He had 1,208 hits, 42 home runs and a .255 batting average. He won the World Series in 1997 with the Marlins and 2001 with the Diamondbacks. He was the NLCS MVP in 2001.
Counsell has managed the Brewers since 2015, reaching the postseason in four of those seasons. His overall managerial record is 529-479 (.525 win %).
I mailed to Counsell on February 9 and got the cards back on December 14, for a 308-day TAT.
TTM Success - Phil Huffman
Huffman (b. 1958) played in the majors in 1979 and 1985 for the Blue Jays and Orioles. He had a career record of 6-18 with 58 strike outs and a 6.03 ERA.
I mailed to Huffman on November 15 and got the cards back on December 14, for a 29-day TAT.
TTM Success - Trent Mummey
Mummey (b. 1989) was a 4t round pick by the Orioles in the 2010 June Amateur Draft out of Auburn University. He played in the minors from 2010 to 2014, all in the Orioles system, reaching High A. He had 170 hits, 11 home runs and a .237 batting average.
I mailed to Mummey on October 19 and got the card back signed on December 13, for a 55-day TAT.