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    First piece received for a mini-project!

    Hi all. I recently started a new TTM project.

    Years ago, my late mom lived up in San Francisco area and used to go to games at Candlestick Park to watch "her team". Willie Mays was her favorite player.

    In a box of old papers that she wanted me to have, I found this ticket stub from a game she attended:


    Using my keen detective skills, I found information about that particular game on the internet. Seems the Giants beat up on the L.A. Dodgers that game, beating them 7-3. Winning pitcher was Mike McCormick who threw a complete game! Also, in that game, Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, and Jim Davenport socked home runs. My mom must have been thrilled to see Willie hit one out that game.

    So, I decided that I would try to get as many autos of Giants who played that day as possible. I already have autographs of Mays and Cepeda.

    Sent out a 1961 Topps to Mike McCormick a week ago and got this one in today:



    Sent one to Jim Davenport the other day and will hopefully get that one soon. Due to how long ago that game was, I am sure I won't be able to get all the players TTM now, but will see what I can accomplish.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Re: First piece received for a mini-project!

    That is a cool project! I would love to do something like that. I might for my first game ever, although I doubt many of the players will sign.


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    Re: First piece received for a mini-project!

    this is a very cool project Andrew. congrats on your 1st success and good luck with the rest.

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    Re: First piece received for a mini-project!

    Quote Originally Posted by pghbuccos
    this is a very cool project Andrew. congrats on your 1st success and good luck with the rest.
    Gracias, el Davo!

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    Very cool project Andrew! Congrats on the successes so far and cannot wait to see how the rest of them go!
    Current Project:
    1953 Topps 279/280 99.6%
    Down to 1!

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    Re: First piece received for a mini-project!

    Couple more received.

    First, sent a 1961 Topps to Jim Davenport who hit one of three Giant roundtrippers on 9-8-61.

    He not only signed my 61 Topps, but included a signed 1985 Mother's Cookies card, as well!

    Then, though not TTM, got this nice Felipe Alou auto for $7 delivered. He was the RF on that day.






    Goal is to get one sig from each of the Giants who played in that game. So far, have McCormick, Mays, Cepeda, Davenport, Alou. Only requirement is that the sig must either show them in Giants uni, or be a generic sig (index card).

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    Re: First piece received for a mini-project!

    congrats on 2 more additions Andrew. that was very nice of Davenport to send the extra auto as well.

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    Re: First piece received for a mini-project!

    Quote Originally Posted by pghbuccos
    congrats on 2 more additions Andrew. that was very nice of Davenport to send the extra auto as well.
    It was super nice of him. Funny, but he looks almost exactly the same on the cards, though almost 25 years between the two.

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    Re: First piece received for a mini-project!

    Very awesome project!

    Maybe it would be helpful for us (the board) if you gave a list of who all you need so maybe we could help you out?
    - Ian

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    Re: First piece received for a mini-project!

    Great project, mon frere.

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