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    Benson January '17 Successes

    Uwe von Schamann - 43 days
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    A&G mini want list 08-15

    Nevermind, wrong post
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    Benson January '17 Successes

    HOFer Raymond Berry - 12 days He added the card on the right Also, sent me a SASE with this note on the bottom of my letter. So, I'll be sending my letter back to him
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    Benson January '17 Successes

    Simmons address: 200 Park Rd, Ambler, PA 19002
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    Letters to players

    I started typing my letters about 2 years ago and haven't noticed a difference in my success rate. I do however make each letter personalized, the only thing the same from letter to letter is my greeting. The reason I switched was that I had reached a point where I dreaded writing each letter...
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    Benson January '17 Successes

    Wow, just checked, haven't been on in over 7 months. Broke my ankle playing baseball last summer, had some screws put in. Spent my time coaching the high school baseball team in summer and fall ball and helping coach my daughter's field hockey team. Didn't send out as many requests as I would...
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    Catching Up, Past Three Weeks

    Steve Wright - 12 days Wright is the football player portrayed on the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award (it was called something else before being renamed). Vic Correll - 12 days Returned my A&G Washington, DC card unsigned, already signed by Curtis Pride. Having major leaguers born in...
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    6 Arrivals - 5/12 & 5/13

    Some debate whether these are real or secretarial, but figured what the heck. Carrie Fisher - 9 days Moe Morhardt - 8 days All-American baseball and soccer player at UConn, led UConn to '57 and '59 College World Series. Ed Johnston - 7 days A&G going to Jim Bakken of the football Cardinals...
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    1 IP (HOFer) and 1 Arrival (Olympian) - 5/9

    HOFer Gino Marchetti - IP at his restaurant just down the road. Bonnie Blair - 72 days Finishes the custom SI Cover with Dan Jansen, she added the post card, it was folded with my cards inside.
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    1 Arrival - 5/2

    Ron Boone - 14 days Third time is a charm sending an arch card to a member of the ABA's Spirits of St. Louis, Goal is to get one member of each of the four pro teams in St. Louis in 1976.
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    2 Arrivals - 4/26

    Curtis Pride - 7 days. He's the head baseball coach at Gallaudet University in DC. Going to have major leaguers born in DC sign the A&G DC card (off to 70s catcher Vic Correll). Willie Young - 8 days
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    1 Arrival - 4/14 Dual Finished

    Gene Garber - 92 days Finishes off the 87T Sticker with Billy Jo Robidoux.
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    2 Arrivals - 4/12

    Frank DiPino - 8 days Got DiPino on Cardinals cards probably 6 or 7 years ago and had the 82T already signed by Chuck Porter lying around so sent to him again. Gary Knafelc Great looking signature from an 84-year old gentleman.
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    2 IP on Square Root Day (4-4-16)

    Friend of mine that lives across the street from the White Sox ST got these for me. I had sent her the Lombardozzi, he's a local Baltimore area kid. She surprised me with the Vince Coleman. He has a reputation as being pretty tough IP.
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    2 Arrivals - 4/2

    Bill McColl - 8 days Signed the back of my custom so didn't scan it. Karl Noonan - 28 days Was the holder on the SI cover.
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    March Arrivals - Catching Up

    59 Club Pointe Dr. White Plains, NY 10605
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    March Arrivals - Catching Up

    Jim Zorn - 18 days Sending the Fleer Team Action to Sherman Smith. Chuck Mercein - 7 days In the famous last drive of the Ice Bowl in the '67 NFL Championship game, he accounted for 34 of the 68 yards.
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    March Arrivals - Catching Up

    Kuntz was c/o Royals ST. Bush was c/o Cubs (he's in the Cubs front office).
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    March Arrivals - Catching Up

    Time to catch up on what's come in. First 5 were Friday & Saturday Mark Moseley - 19 days Barry Pearson - 13 days Earlie Thomas - 13 days Bob DeMarco - 8 days John Mengelt - 9 days Going to try to finish the 80 Topps. Earlier this month Randy Bush - 30 days Kept my 84T Sticker with...
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    4 Arrivals - Leap Day

    Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good Leap Day. Joe Presko - 9 days Rene Lacheman - 9 days Lynn Dickey - 9 days Custom going out to Paul Coffman (both are fellow K-State alums) Dirk Nowitzki - 23 days Kept my custom. And, from Saturday Paul Maguire - 7 days Goodwin is a custom.