Sunday, January 31, 2016

Angels Cards From The Wallach Collector

Received a surprise package of Angels from Tim Wallach.

1995 Topps Cyberstats #114

1991 Topps #442
1972 Topps #71

1987 Topps Major League Leaders #45
1986 Topps Big #52

And the rest.
Love the Todd Greene Silver Signature.

And of course a new stack of Tim Wallach is arising.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Mail Day Autographs - Harold Jackson

Harold Jackson (Patriots 1978-1981, 1987)
(Patriots WR Coach 1985-1989)
Harold was let go last October from his coaching job at Jackson State University after a 1-4 start, so I had to wait to see if he would pick up signing again from his home in California.  He did.
Returned in 21 days from his home in Los Angeles, CA.

Monday, January 25, 2016

One Page of Phil Roof

This series will highlight "one page" at a time from my binder of correspondence and autographs from former Angels/Patriots  players.

  Phil Roof C California Angels 1965

Correspondence received July, 2005

Sunday, January 24, 2016

AFC Championship Playoff Patriots Gameday Autographs

No mail returns this week so I had to go into the archives for these.

Larry Garron (Patriots 1960-1968)
Larry Garron was a 4x AFL All-Star (1961, 1963, 1964, 1967) and was elected to the
Boston Patriots All-Time AFL (1960's Decade) Team.
He holds the Patriots team record for a run of 85 yards from scrimmage.

Mike Holovak (Patriots Head Coach 1961-1968, and General Manager 1965-1968)
He went 52-46-9 with the Pats and was named the UPI AFC Coach of the Year in 1964.

Friday, January 22, 2016

New To The Animated Batman Collection

Picked this up on ebay recently for the Animated Batman collection.

1993 Promo Card
Batman walking; unnumbered, oversized; Previews

This was a dealer promotional card for 1993 Topps Batman The Animated Series Trading cards Series Two.  A 5x7 card with an insert of a regular-sized card typical of the Series Two set to be released.  Topps nailed it with the card they selected for the promo.

I suppose you could cut the actual promo card from the  oversized card if you wanted to.
I will not.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cards From My Life In The Sports Card Hobby

Thanks for these awesome Angels Frankie.

2007 Bowmans Best #73, 090/799

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #CDP67 Gold Refractor 04/50

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #CDP113 and CDP51 Refractors

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dirtbag Autograph Mail Return

"The Dirtbags" is the nickname for the California State University Long Beach (or Long Beach State) baseball team, my alma-mater.  You don't find many cards featuring a Dirtbag in uniform, so when I find one I try to get it signed.  Danny Espinosa obliged.

2010 Upper Deck World of Sports #135
2012 Topps #359
Danny signed these cards sent to the Washington Nationals in 252 days.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Cards From Wish They Still Came With Bubblegum

Trade post from I Wish They Still Came With Bubblegum.
Nice team bag full of Angels cards, thanks Jeff.

2014 Allen & Ginter's #101 Mini Mike Trout

1973 Topps #175 Frank Robinson

Sampling of the 2015 series cards to help get me caught up on my team sets.

Handful of Andrelton Simmons to get me started on TTM  for the Angels new edition.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

AFC Divisional Playoffs Patriots Gameday Autographs

Gearing up for Chiefs at Patriots, let's see what returns I got this week in the mail.

Eugene Chung (Patriots OT 1992-1994)
Chung was drafted by the Patriots 13th overall out of Virginia Tech in the 1992 NFL Draft. 
 He's now the Offensive Line Assistant of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Welcome home Mr. Chung.
Cards returned in 12 days from the Chiefs.

Babe Parilli (Patriots QB 1961-1967)
Patriots Highlights:
3× AFL All-Star Game selection (1963, 1964, 1966)
1966 AFL All-Star Game MVP
AP AFL Comeback Player of the Year (1966)
Boston Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team
Babe signed my cards and answered some questions in 11 days from his home in Denver, CO.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Recipient Of A JBF Bombing

JBF Bombing #4
What a privilege to be the recipient of one of Wes's bombings.

I picked out a handful of my favorites from the two team bags full of bombage.

1996 Leaf 22 Kt Gold is numbered 1752/2500
2005 Leaf Passing Through Time Press Proof Blue 56/75

1981 TCMA The 1960's Rick Reichardt

Numbered parallels and inserts.
Chuck Finley 1999 Pacific Prism Holographic Gold 372/480
Rod Carew 2004 Donruss Throwback Threads 0280/1000

Todd Greene!
1998 Topps Minted In Cooperstown #382.
Super-stoked about this one.

1986 Fleer League Leaders #4
1985 Fleer Logo Sticker
Yet another new Fleer box set Angels card I needed.

1984 Topps Sweepstakes card
Super-stoked again.
I love sweepstakes cards.

And Checklist!

Man, all the stuff I love Wes, thanks!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mail From My Baseball Card Comeback

Thanks for all these Angels goodies Greg.

1995 Starting Lineup

2015 Gypsy Queen #43 Bronze Framed 455/499
2015 Gypsy Queen #63 White Framed

2015 Topps #74 Gold 1586/2015
2015 Topps Update #US6 0106/2015

1994 Pinnacle #508

2014 Panini Elite Dominator #1 189/999


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wildcard Weekend Patriots Gameday Autographs

Today is not a gameday for the Patriots, the Divisional Playoffs start next weekend.
But here's this weeks mail.

Tim Goad (Patriots 1988-1994)
Signed and returned these cards sent to his home in Pittsboro, NC in 19 days.

Greg McMurtry (Patriots 1990-1993)
Signed and returned from his home in Madison Heights, MI in 19 days.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Recent Acquisitions

Auctions I've won on Listia, to fill some needs.

1995 Upper Deck SP Championship Series #158
Always youthful Wally Joyner.

1986 Fleer Checklist #655
Angels checklist to go with the team set.
I wanted this card that was in a 4-card lot of 1986 Donruss simply because it was a checklist card.
It wasn't until I received it that I realized the Angels were on the back, and that I needed it for my team set.

1993 Skybox
I offered the seller 4500 credits for 8 of the Patriots cards they had listed individually, even though I only needed these 5.  They rejected the offer.
I ended up winning these 5 for a total of 498 credits.
I think I made out the better on that deal.

2015 Topps Whatever Works WW-11
For the Napoli Player Collection
Naps headed where now? Cleveland?

1994 Panini Baseball Stickers #5
And a hard-to-scan Panini sticker for the Olerud Player Collection.

2014 Prizm BH16 and 2014 Finest #116
Still waiting for Jimmy's big break.

1987 Fleer #641
You never know you still need these multi-player cards until you come across one and have to run to the team binder to see if you have it.
They don't often show up in team sets or team checklists.
I creased it when I pulled it from the envelope.
Good times.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

One Page of Jackie Warner

This series will highlight "one page" at a time from my binder of correspondence and autographs from former Angels/Patriots  players.

  Jackie Warner OF California Angels 1966

Correspondence received August 2005.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Cards From A Card Papoy

A little while back The Card Papoy offered up a bunch of different lots of cards.  I selected and received a lot of cards featuring Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders.  I have a Bo Jackson player collection so I was excited to get a bunch more cards towards that effort.

I picked only 9 from the stack of Bo Jackson cards to feature.
The other stack of Deion Sanders cards have been forwarded to another collector with a Deion PC.

Kevin also included a bunch of other Angels in the package, including these niceties:
2000 Fleer Showcase Fresh Ink Certified Autograph

2010 Allen & Ginter's Framed Mini Red Bat Relic AGR-THU

2007 Upper Deck Game Materials UD-VG

Thanks Kevin.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

12-3 Patriots Gameday Autographs

Week 17 Mail Returns

Raymond Berry (Patriots Coach 1984-1989)
I received Raymond Berry's autograph a long time ago when I only had an index card for him to sign.
After seeing a recent success on Cards of Future Fenway Stars I thought it time to send Mr. Berry some real cards.
Ten days later a stuffed envelope came back that included my two cards, a signed custom postcard, signed business-type card, a "Shirt Pocket Bible", very thoughtful answers to my questionaire, and a slip of paper asking about the background of my family's a hobby of Mr. Berry's, and a SASE.  I immediately sat down and responded to him.  I hope to hear back again.

Mr. Berry is a Christian, so I asked him about how he spends time with Lord:
"Study scripture like a football player studies the game..and for the same reasons (at least several of the same reasons): Know and be prepared for your opponent. Learn what your weapons are (the Word of God and the Holy Spirit) and how to use 'em. Do what your coach says - scripture: "My aim in not my own will, but the will of Him who sent me."

Awesome.  I love this guy.

Todd Collins (Patriots 1992-1998)
Todd started in 2 Superbowls: Super Bowl XXXI for the Patriots, and Super Bowl XXXIV for the Rams.
Todd signed these cards in 12 days from his home in New Market, TN.