Friday, August 28, 2015

8/28 returns

It is a rare treat when athletes reply with the letter.  Mr. Miller took it a step further and added 2 photos of himself, a business card and a color team photo.  One of my favorite returns.

Dyar Miller c/o Home 7/4-4 days.





Also got this Zach Putnam 8x10 c/o White Sox in 7 days.

Finally, Brad Goldberg 1/1 c/o Dash.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Big mail day from 8/27

Purchased these through ebay.  All deceased/tough players.
Billy Pierce-53 Topps
Jack Harshman-54 Topps
Don Johnson-54 Topps
Jon Ginsberg-61 Topps
John Buzhardt-67 Topps
Terry Forster-73 Topps
Chuck tanner-74 Topps

And got these in the mail today
Alan Bannister c/o Home 4/4  
Brian Clark c/o Dash 1/1-17 Days
Jeremy Dowdy c/o Dash 1/1-17 days
Carson Fulmer c/o Dash 1/1-17 days



Returns 8/19-8/26

Had some great returns in the last week.
8/18
Brian Drahman 2 cards c/o Voyagers 22 days
Joey Wagman 1 card c/o Beloit 17 days (signed the back of the card).
8/20/15
Henry Cruz 1 card c/o Home 103 days
Kelvis Valerio 2 cards c/o Kannapolis 22 days
Luis Martinez 2 cards c/o Kannapolis 19 days


8/22/15
Bobby Howry-3 cards c/o Home 38 days
Jose Barraza-1 card c/o Lake Erie 21 days



 8/24/15
Dave Baldwin-2 cards c/o HOme 9 days (included his own card as well)
Jim Lyttle-1 card c/o home 17 days
Bert Roberge-4 cards c/o Home-24 days



 8/25/15
Jarrett Casey 1 card c/o Knights 21 days
Arby Fields 1 card c/o Clinton 24 days
Chris Curley 1 card c/o Knights 21 days



8/26/15
 Gordon Beckham-8x10 c/o White Sox-16 Days
Tyler Saladino-Knights Card, Ticket stub c/o White Sox 23 days

Friday, August 21, 2015

Timo Perez private signing

I took part in a private signing with Timo Perez (Thanks Silverbacksports).

Running out of room on this SI cover but continue to chug along on this.
Already signed:
1. Orlando Hernandez
2. Neal Cotts
3. Cliff Politte
4. Chris Widger
5. Jose Contreras
6. Joe Crede
7. Jon Garland
8. Aaron Rowand
9. Geoff Blum
10. Bobby Jenks
11. Man Soo Lee
12. Harold Baines
13. Art Kusnyer
14. Scott Podsednik
15. Tadahito Iguchi
16. Paul Konerko
17. Don Cooper
18. Jon Garland


For this 8x10 of Game 1, the following have signed:
1. Orlando Hernandez
2. Neal Cotts
3. Cliff Politte
4. Chris Widger
5. Jose Contreras
6. Joe Crede
7. Jon Garland
8. Aaron Rowand
9. Geoff Blum
10. Bobby Jenks
11. Jerry Reinsdorf
12. Harold Baines
13. Art Kusnyer
14. Scott Podsednik
15. Tadahito Iguchi
16. Kenny Williams
17. Don Cooper
18. Jon Garland
 19. Rick Hahn


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Returns 8/10-8/17

This week, I received the following returns:

 Barry Latman c/o Home 52 days.

Team photo signed by Stanka, McAnany, Rivera, Landis, Lown, Latman, McBride and Romano.  Got in touch with one of the batboys and it is off to him next.

Sports Illustrated cover signed by Stanka, McAnany, Rivera, Landis, Lown, Latman, McBride,  Romano, Aparicio and Pierce (RIP) .  Got in touch with one of the batboys and it is off to him next.




Michael Danner 1/1 22 days c/o Kannapolis
Jack Perconte 3/3 9 days c/o Home
Davod Trexler 2/2 12 days c/o Kannapolis
Gary Redus 1/1 308 days c/o Home


Cliff Politte 3/3 (also signed top loader instead of 8x10 team photo).  Offered one photo I took to keep, returned signed.
Jerry Dybzinski 3/3 c/o home 137 days
Mike Proly c/o Home 3/3 16 days



Saturday, August 8, 2015

July returns.

Updating some returns I got this month. 

I took a bunch of pictures from the 10 year reunion game.  I plan on sending them to the players (with a duplicate for them to keep).  Chris Widger was first to return c/o Camden Riversharks (10 days)

 Minor League Returns
Drew Garcia c/o Knights in 6 days
Maikel Cleto c/o Knights  10 days
Yency Almonte c/o Intimidators 7 days
Hunter Jones c/o Intimidators 14 days
Jake Peter c/o Winston-Salem 14 days
Toby Thomas c/o Dash 15 days
Braulio Ortinz c/o Voyagers 36 days
Tyler Williams c/o Kannapolis 111 days
Kyle Hansen c/o Birmingham 14 days 
Alex Powers c/o New Jersey Jackals 42 days

Former Player Returns
Bill Simas c/o Rancho Cucamonga 25 days
Rod Bolton c/o Home 131 days
Matt Merullo c/o Home 31 days
Mark Salas c/o White Sox 11 days
Mark Davis c/o Home 11 days
Bob Molinaro c/o Home 9 Days
Byron Mathews c/o Home 120 days
Danny Darwin c/o HOme 7 days
LaMarr Hoyt c/o Home 33 Days
Dave Duncan c/o Home 21 days
Lee Elia c/o Home 17 days
Bill Dawley c/o Home 27 days
Eddie Fisher c/o Home 42 days
Fred Rath c/o Home 9 days
Frank Baumann c/o Home 7 days


Jacob may return 6/24


Sent c/o White Sox ST 2/27...rec'd 6/24


6/20/15 Minor league returns

Got two returns today from the minor leagues.

Nestor Molina 2/2 c/o Joplin (15 days)...rec'd 6/20

Gary ward 5/5 c/o azl white sox. ...rec'd 6/20


10 year reunion white sox game 8/18

I'm Pretty fun day to see all the 2005 guys.

As a sox fan club member, I was able to go to a private signing before the game. They put us in one of two lines. We were in the joe crede and man soo lee line. I got both on a panoramic photo of the World Series and my brother helped me out with an 8x10 of the 05 team. I had a minor league card of lee that I got convinced to try and get that signed as well. He was thrilled to see it.

This si cover has been going well. The rest of the guys will be a challenge. 

During the game, we went up to the 500 level to get in shade. As we were walking, Geoff Blum was signing so I got him on a card. 



After the game, podsednik and politte were signing across the street.  It was fun to meet them and talk to them a bit. I added them to a panoramic and got podsednik on his sports illustrated cover.