Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mike Cameron TTM Return

Mike's playing days were probably the time I spent the least amount paying attention to the White Sox as it was the end of my high school and beginning of my college years.  The thing I remember most about him is when he hit 4 home runs against the Sox and his trade equaled Paul Konerko.

He was kind enough to send these two cards back sent in July.


Steve Kealey photo returns

Steve Kealey was a pitcher for the California Angels and Chicago White Sox who enjoyed a 6 year career (4 with the White Sox).
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kealest01.shtml

He was kind enough to sign these four team photos.
 73 Team Photo  (signed by Leon, Henderson, Kealey)
1971 Team Photo signed by Williams, Kealey, Egan and Eddy
 Comiskey Park photo
1972 Team photo signed by Egan and Kealey

Steve Kealey photo returns

Steve Kealey was a pitcher for the California Angels and Chicago White Sox who enjoyed a 6 year career (4 with the White Sox).
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kealest01.shtml

He was kind enough to sign these four team photos.
 73 Team Photo  (signed by Leon, Henderson, Kealey)
1971 Team Photo signed by Williams, Kealey, Egan and Eddy
 Comiskey Park photo
1972 Team photo signed by Egan and Kealey

Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 Topps Holiday Set

 At the end of the cross country season (I coach), the team got me a visa gift card.  While the majority of what I spent it on went to my family, I did have intentions of buying some cards at Walmart.  I was going to buy an update set but when I saw the Holiday box, I decided to give that a shot.  Mainly because it said there was a guaranteed relic or auto in the box.  I didn't realize that it would be a unique set like this as I thought it would be series 1/2/update packs.

The packs were pretty successful.  Did get a Corey Kluber relic as well as some other big names that are now on ebay (Trout, Bryant, Kershaw...).  From a Sox standpoint, I got 4/5 from the base set (missing Sale).  Hoping to trade my other cards for the metallic snowflake parallel.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Team Photo TTM Return from Marc Hill

Marc Hill is great to the TTM community as he is a quick return and has a high percentage rate.  As a player, Marc was a backup catcher for the White Sox (to HOF Carlton Fisk) in the Early/Mid 80's.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hillma01.shtml

This return came in 10 days c/o Home.

 1985 Team-Signed by Long, Hill, Bannister, Fireovid, Nossek, Gleaton and Paciorek
 1984 Team Photo signed by Hill, Dybzinski, Bannister, Squires, Nossek and Law.
 1983 Team Photo signed by Paciorek, Law, Hill, Bannister, Dybzinski and Kittle.
 1981 Team Photo signed by Schueler, Almon, and Hill
 1982 Team Photo signed by Hill, Almon, Law, Paciorek and Squires
1986 Team Photo signed by Hill, Bannister, Bosman, Nossek,

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016 Topps Heritage Minor Case break

Although not a huge return in terms of "hits", I do enjoy the minor league sets.  Will send some of these during spring training to get some signed.



TTM from players from the 80's

Always love getting returns from players from my childhood.  Here are some recent results.

 Steve Trout lives about 2 miles from my childhood home.  This return came in about 6 months.
I lost faith in seeing the Salazar cards return and got them via trade.  These look better with the thicker sharpie.  I enjoyed meeting Squires at SoxFest.  He tends to be 1/per via TTM.

Minor League TTM/trade returns

I did fairly well this year with minor league players and still have some trickling in throughout the off-season.  Recently, these came in.

 These 3 cards came from a trade.
 Clayton Richard was sent during ST c/o Cubs
O'Connell and Comito were sent during the season.  McPhail came c/o home in about 7 days.

Tom Bradley TTM return (team photos)

As my collecting has evolved, I have become more interested in signed team photos over cards.  As I have purchased several team photos throughout the years with the hopes of getting them signed by as many players as possible.

This week's return came from Tom Bradley, an early 70's pitcher.  He signed two team photos and a general photo of Comiskey park.

 Comiskey Park (signed by Jeoff Long, Mike Proly, Ken Henderson, Bob Coluccio, Clay Carroll, J.C. Martin, Joe Hicks, Wayne Causey, Dennis Higgins, Wayne Granger, Tom Bradley, Bob Priddy, Al Weis, Bruce Howard)
 Signed by Walt Williams (RIP), Don Eddy and Tom Bradley
Signed by Tom Bradley