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Therion's All Time Astros Autograph Collection (929 Reached!! 18 To Go!)

Therion

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Two new additions and three upgrades this week!

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Bryan Abreu

Ridiculous signature, right?

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Robinson Chirinos

And three upgrades:

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Troy Afenir

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Byron Browne

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Tommy Davis

This is a pretty rare signature to find on a card, so very happy with this one.
 

mrmopar

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Are you saying that a 70T Davis is a tough find or just Davis on a card in general? I would have to check to see if I have a 70T, but I know I have most of his other cards signed and he has at least 1 certified card issued out there (non-licensed, but I think it states Los Angeles for the team).

I didn't check, but do you have Aaron Pointer on your custom design? He only has the one regular Topps card (67 high #). I did also grab a 67 Venezuelan card of him and got him to sign both at separate times TTM. He lives a short distance from me, in Tacoma, WA and has been a very resposive signer through the mail the two times I sent him a card. He has quite a storied history, which is what alerted me to his existance and the desire to get an autograph from him.
 

Therion

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The 1970 Topps card is tough to find signed. He's not particularly tough otherwise.

As for Aaron Pointer, I haven't sent it out to him yet. He is on my list to resend to. His rookie card is with the Astros, but my copy is in the hands of Alonzo Harris hopefully to be returned on day! A really interesting factoid about Aaron Pointer is that he is the younger brother of the famous Pointer Sisters.
 

mrmopar

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Yes, one of several interesting facts about him. I'm sure you know that he was one of the 9 rookies to be in a line up together for the Colt 45s. He also went on to become a NFL ref after his baseball career ended and my favorite, as of the last time I checked, he was the last professional baseball player to hit .400 in a full season.

The 1970 Topps card is tough to find signed. He's not particularly tough otherwise.

As for Aaron Pointer, I haven't sent it out to him yet. He is on my list to resend to. His rookie card is with the Astros, but my copy is in the hands of Alonzo Harris hopefully to be returned on day! A really interesting factoid about Aaron Pointer is that he is the younger brother of the famous Pointer Sisters.
 

Therion

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Two upgrades in last week.

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Art Howe

I actually had an autographed card of Art Howe already, but including Sparky was a no brainer.

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Craig McMurtry
 

Therion

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One NEW addition and six upgrades, including a tough HOFer!

First, the new addition.

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Darren Oliver

And now the six upgrades. All of these are tough, but Eddie Mathews is the biggie.

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Cesar Cedeno

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Don Larsen

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Eddie Mathews

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Dave Rohde

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Larry Sherry

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Jimmy Stewart
 

mrmopar

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I have that Eddie and probably noticed it at one time, but forgot. it is clearly a Braves uni and one of the classic Topps no hat photos in case they are traded. He also checks the Tigers box for collectors that next year as well. That one might even be an Astros uni shot...Don't miss that time when new updates were that hard to make happen.

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Therion

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I have that Eddie and probably noticed it at one time, but forgot. it is clearly a Braves uni and one of the classic Topps no hat photos in case they are traded. He also checks the Tigers box for collectors that next year as well. That one might even be an Astros uni shot...Don't miss that time when new updates were that hard to make happen.

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Yep, clearly a Braves uniform. He is in a Houston uniform for that pic, but they put him as a Tiger because that was one of the years that Topps did not have the rights to use the Astros name.
 

mrmopar

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I was actually watching that McLane and liked the design and was going to try to win it. However, I didn't like the quality of the signature and after I researched him, I didn't feel as though his legacy was all that memorable for me and my collection, being a Dodgers fan and all. I also thought of you though, wondering if you had one or if you collected this type of signature. In the end, I opted not to bid at all. Glad it landed in your collection.
One upgrade and one non-player addition.

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Cody Clark

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Drayton McLane (former owner of the Astros)
 

Therion

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I was actually watching that McLane and liked the design and was going to try to win it. However, I didn't like the quality of the signature and after I researched him, I didn't feel as though his legacy was all that memorable for me and my collection, being a Dodgers fan and all. I also thought of you though, wondering if you had one or if you collected this type of signature. In the end, I opted not to bid at all. Glad it landed in your collection.
The signature is pretty awful, but I've never seen this card before. I'm sure it isn't rare, but it was an easy add for me. I'm glad you didn't decide to bid against me!
 

Therion

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Two in since my last update.

One is an upgrade of Darin Downs

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The other is a new addition, but is of a coach, not a player.

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Trey Hillman
 

Therion

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One update and three new Astros since I last updated. One of my new additions is HUGE for a completionist.

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Gerrit Cole. Got it for a pretty decent price too.

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Derek Fisher. This is an upgrade from a Minor League card.

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Runelvys Hernandez. While this may seem like the lamest of my pickups, it is huge. He played for a VERY short time after this card released and then moved to the Dominican Republic and does not have anything to do with anything baseball any more. This is his only Astros card. Crazy hard to find.

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Roberto Osuna. It's logoless and he's one of my least favorite Astros ever, but still a name off of the needs list.
 

mrmopar

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I got a couple Astros/45s in a lot recently. Looks like you don't have cards for them posted. All of the signatures have slight flaws (smearing/skipping). Interested?

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Therion

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Five additions since my last update, one new, three updates, and one oddball addition.

The new guy first.

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Abraham Toro

Next, three updates.

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Jim Campbell

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Joe Gaines

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Don Taussig

And last, the oddball. An autographed card of a well known Astros fan.

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H-Town Wiggy
 

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