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It is Wednesday!!! Three day weekend is looking so good right now, except for the to do list the wife has planned. Anyway, wanted to let you know of some returns as of late. I got back Bobby Valentine on a 1991 Topps in 23 days. He did not answer any questions. I did not realize I had one of him already on a 91 Topps, so if anyone needs one, let me know. I also got back Tom Edens on a 1991 Topps, he also did not answer any questions, but did return them. 53 days. I also did get a RTS from Nolan Ryan, so I tried a different address, I usually do not send money for autographs, but I have for some recent ones, like Sandberg and Dawson, I did for Nolan as well, hoping to get back that 91 Topps. Anyway, hope all is well with all of you and happy collecting.
 

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Finally Friday!!! Keeping it short and to the point today. Stump Merrill on a 1991 Topps in 14 days. He did answer my questions. Looking forward to my 3 day weekend!!!!
 

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It is Wednesday!!! Three day weekend is looking so good right now, except for the to do list the wife has planned. Anyway, wanted to let you know of some returns as of late. I got back Bobby Valentine on a 1991 Topps in 23 days. He did not answer any questions. I did not realize I had one of him already on a 91 Topps, so if anyone needs one, let me know. I also got back Tom Edens on a 1991 Topps, he also did not answer any questions, but did return them. 53 days. I also did get a RTS from Nolan Ryan, so I tried a different address, I usually do not send money for autographs, but I have for some recent ones, like Sandberg and Dawson, I did for Nolan as well, hoping to get back that 91 Topps. Anyway, hope all is well with all of you and happy collecting.

have seen ryan signs with donation through his foundation
 

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I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday with family and friends. I know I did, but had a honeydo list to complete as well. I got back a return today, and when I saw it post marked from Texas a got excited. Then I opened it and saw my return was from Mr. Pete O'Brien. Still very excited to get this one back. 75 Days. He did not answer any questions, but he did sign my 1991 Topps for my set. Nothing added to the PC recently either other than a Tom Seaver 8x10 with a Beckett COA. Very nice addition to the HOF autograph collection. Sad to hear about Buckner, they guy could flat out hit and from everything I have read and stand up guy. Hope all is well with everyone, and happy collecting.
 

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Hey everyone, I haven't had a chance to mail out anything in awhile, just so busy, but got a return to share with everyone. Sweet Lou Piniella in about 11 days or so. I added a little cash in there as well. Very cool return. He did not answer any of my included questions. I also got back Nolan Ryan with a form letter asking for 60 dollar donation for him to sign. I understand it is for his charity, but good night, 60 bucks. Guess I will have to wait for that one to be added to my collection. Hope all is well with everyone and happy collecting.
 

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Fun to track your journey on the 1991 set. Why did you pick that year? (I apologize if that explanation is buried somewhere in the prior 25 pages of posts (W-O-W!), but I couldn't bear going through them all to find out).
Keep us posted. Who knows...you may get closer than you think!
 

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Great question! The photography in that set is amazing for one, and now some of those players are managers somewhere and sign when you write their team, and I also love that old cardboard stock. 92 they went to that thin cardboard stock. Slowly chipping away.
 

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Good Morning and Happy Friday!!!! I received back a success yesterday I would like to share. Mr. Lee Stevens on a '91 Fleer Ultra, if there was a second set I would like to work on, this would be it. I just really like this set. He signed my card in 95 days. He did not return any of my included questions. I have been slammed with work, but hoping it is slowing down a bit and hoping to get some cards out in the mail this coming week. Next week the Appy league starts as well and hoping to get out to catch a few games, hoping for Bristol Pirates, Kingsport Mets and Greenville Reds for the first 2 weeks. I saw yesterday Ervin Santana was assigned to the Kingsport Mets, not sure if it was just a move to free up space somewhere else or what, but it would be cool to see him play here for just 1 game. Hope all is well with everyone and happy collecting.
 

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Just wanted to say I enjoy your Friday post every week. Thank you for sharing your adventures of you and your family with us. I am always looking forward to Fridays. Have a good couple of days before Friday.
 

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What is up everyone? So I still haven't had a chance to get out any TTM letters in a bit, but Friday is looking pretty good for that. I did receive a return back though yesterday. Mike Morgan returned my 1991 Topps in 77 days. He also answered my questions about his career. Pretty sweet success. I also picked up my first 1911 Mecca Double Folder card recently. Very nice card. Hope all is well with everyone and Happy Collecting.
 

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What is up everyone? So I still haven't had a chance to get out any TTM letters in a bit, but Friday is looking pretty good for that. I did receive a return back though yesterday. Mike Morgan returned my 1991 Topps in 77 days. He also answered my questions about his career. Pretty sweet success. I also picked up my first 1911 Mecca Double Folder card recently. Very nice card. Hope all is well with everyone and Happy Collecting.

Congrats on both the Morgan TTM AU and the 1911 Mecca - both are nice adds to the collection.

Right there with you on the whole, don't have time to send stuff out. Hopefully that changes for me in the near future as well!
 

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Well Hello. I always think of Seinfeld when I hear that. I finally got a return in the mail. My Rex Hudler signed my 1991 Topps and answered my questions in 15 days. I did end up counting my 1991 Topps I have got signed, 142, only 650 away from the set. LOL. Yeah right. I also caught the Tennessee Smokies play double header on Wednesday against the Montgomery Biscuits. I got Gary Redus, Ron Villone, Nico Hoerner (Cubs Prospect), Vidal Brujan (Rays Prospect) all on balls. The Hoerner is on a Southern League Foul Ball. Morgan Ensburg wouldn't sign. Another grapher told me he got robbed after a game one night years ago, and won't hardly sign at all now. I also picked up some vintage non sport cards in the past week that I know nothing about, but thought they were cool. I got a handful of Alva Runde I believe they are German WW1 cards. Not too sure. I also got a German Sammelwerk card about Lawn Tennis. Not sure on the age of that one, but looks older. Last I got was Wings Cigarettes Series B - plane card of a Bomber. Looks like they are from the 1930's. Hope all is well with everyone and Happy Collecting.
 

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2 returns in a week, it is like Christmas!!! Today I got Tom Trebelhorn back on a 1991 Topps. He also answered my questions. 18 days. This is my second signed 91 Trebelhorn card but the other is signed by Bud Selig. Pretty sweet. Hope all of you that are headed to the National, safe travels and hope you have a great time. Happy collecting.
 

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Happy Friday everyone. Got a success in the mail yesterday. Mr. Jerry Browne returned my 1991 Topps card signed in 12 days. He didn't answer any of my questions though. Hope all is well with everyone. I will see if the TTM address have Jerry and if not I will add. Happy Collecting.
 

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Good morning fellow collectors. I have a few returns to share with all of you. First after 116 days I got back Shawn Dunston on my 1991 Topps. He also included 2 additional cards, a 90 Leaf and a 91 Fleer, if anyone is interested in those let me know. He also answered one of my questions I included. Mr. Gerald Young signed my 91 Topps in 29 days and answered all my questions I asked of him. Last, Rick Cerone signed my 91 Topps in 9 days but did not answer or return any of you questions. I did see this weekend, that Ernie Bowman passed away last week. Ernie played in the 62 World Series with the Giants against the Yankees. He was a local guy that I had met a few times. Really cool stories, including going out to dinner with the Mick after one of the WS games. He also told a story of Tom Seaver, when he was coming up in the minors, and Ernie, talking to him on the mound. Tom was trying to throw a bunch of off speed stuff and curve balls, wasn't getting any strikes, Ernie says to him, something like, "You can throw a damn fastball can't you, Tom replies yeah, then Ernie says, then do it." After his retirement Tom wrote a book and that passage is in there. Hope all is well with everyone, and Happy Collecting.
 

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Happy Monday Bench members. I got a sweet return on Sat that I would like to share. Mr. Juan Gonzalez returned my 1991 Topps in 150 days. He returned it without the top loader, so it had 2 new creases, they aren't horrible, but still there. He also cut off the questions that I included and signed the pic that was with the questions, weird?? I have never in all 1331 TTM requests ever had anyone do that, but I was still very happy to get this one back. I also had a sweet pull over the weekend. I bought a blaster of Topps Chrome and pulled a Blue Refractor of Pete Alonso /150. It isn't the autographed version, but still a sweet pull. Hope all is well with everyone and happy collecting.
 

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Happy Monday Bench members. I got a sweet return on Sat that I would like to share. Mr. Juan Gonzalez returned my 1991 Topps in 150 days. He returned it without the top loader, so it had 2 new creases, they aren't horrible, but still there. He also cut off the questions that I included and signed the pic that was with the questions, weird?? I have never in all 1331 TTM requests ever had anyone do that, but I was still very happy to get this one back. I also had a sweet pull over the weekend. I bought a blaster of Topps Chrome and pulled a Blue Refractor of Pete Alonso /150. It isn't the autographed version, but still a sweet pull. Hope all is well with everyone and happy collecting.

Congratulations - doesn't seem to be a lot of traffic in this thread anymore...which is too bad, because it is a lot of fun seeing your own return address label in the mail box! You mention the top loader, I have recently started just sending the card itself, no penny sleeve, no toploader - after having multiple folks sign the sleeve without taking the card out - figured would just make their lives easier to sign/drop back in/seal/mail and be done with it - no extra work on their part.
 

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Luckily I haven't run into that issue before, but may try that way. I just worry about the signature transferring off the card on the envelope or my included questionnaire. I have few successes to share with all of you. I am guessing I got these on Saturday, but I was out of town for a few days, so really don't know. First Mr. Bill Schroeder signed my 1991 Topps in 161 days. He did not return my questions. Shawn Boskie signed my 1991 Topps as well in 35 days, and again no questions. Tom Kelly, the long time Twins manager signed my 1991 Topps in 9 days and did answer one of my questions. I asked him outside of Kirby, who the greatest player you ever had the pleasure of coaching? He replied Paul Molitor. Last Jim Mudcat Grant signed my 1966 Topps in 14 days in ball point pen. No questions returned either. Some sweet returns when I got home. I also had a chance to go by a card shop while I was out with the family. If you ever go to Pigeon Forge TN. there is a card shop called "The Dugout". I go there when we take weekend trips there. Nice guys who run it. I picked up a few 1959's I needed for my set. I scored a Don Drysdale, Stan Musial, and Bobby Richardson. I am 20 away from being done and posted a new thread in Vintage needs with the few I still need. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Hope all has been with everyone and Happy Collecting.
 

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Happy Tuesday everyone. I was glad to see Nico Hoerner come up and make an impact to the Cubs last night. The guy is super nice and signs for everyone before and after games. I got 2 returns yesterday. First Mark Eichhorn on a 1991 Topps in 12 days. He also answered my included questions. Mark is in a band and I asked him, if he could play with one musician from the past or present, who would it be, he said Elvis. Very cool. I also got back Tony LaRussa in 12 days as well, also on a 1991 Topps. He did not answer my questions, which is fine, this was my second success with him. Hope all is well with everyone and Happy Collecting.
 
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