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TTM & IP Successes for October - December 2018

mrmopar

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Jan 19, 2010
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I did chase this signed theme for a long time, but I was not sending them myself, just buying when they showed up on eBay or on trade boards. The only 3 I ever personally sent were Rose and Dick Allen after never finding any to buy and seeing decently priced TTM opportunities and Scott Radinsky of all people, because nobody seemed to have one.

I was nearly 100% complete from 1960-2000 with a decent start on the 2010s and it just fell apart. The set had become overly frustrating though, because each new year it was always loaded with super hyped players, many of whom never amount to much beyond their rookie season. Then it seemed, a fair chunk of the very best and brightest were on the team, making it impossible to afford most right out of the gate (Trout, Bryant, etc), if you could even find one available to buy. Another factor that has lead to my demise is that people just don't seem to be sending base Topps cards as much as others like Heritage, AG, etc.

If you look back at the rosters, in the early years there was a disproportionate amount of so-so players and only a handful of stars/HOFers, which made filling in the gaps fairly easy. A lot of older players are now deceased and then there is the ultimate whale of this set, Thurman Munson. Both a near impossible find and if you did find one, better be rich if you want to buy it! Also never could land Ichiro or Jeter, which partially lead to my decision to stop trying so hard. I still will buy them if I see them, but my dream of completion has been shattered forever!

Some really great cards if anyone wanted to make a run. At the time I quit actively seeking them, my most wanted commons were:

1995 Ryan Klesko - I swear there must be some story behind this card, maybe he just won't sign it??? It seems like every other card ever made of his can be found signed for a buck, but I can't find this one card to save my life!

2002 Tsuyoshi Shinjo - Several Japanese players made the team in the 90s/00s, including Ichiro. My fear was a player like that returning to their home country, like some older Central & South American players, never to be heard from again. his career was short and he either didn't sign much of people either weren't selling or getting them to begin with. I believe he did return to Japan. Have never seen one, but have a couple other signed cards.



Agreed, would be a killer subset to chase


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dano7

Well-known member
Aug 7, 2008
9,994
Roanoke, VA
10/13:

Marilyn Jenkins on a 1995 Fritsch AAGPBL card, signed in black ball point, sent to her home on 9/12/18.
1511 Van Auken St. SE Grand Rapids MI 49508

Ellie Moore-Warner on a 1996 Fritsch AAGPBL card, signed in black ball point, sent to her home on 9/18/18.
2172 Kinney Avenue North West Grand Rapids, MI 49544

TTM Marilyn Jenkins 10/13/18 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

TTM Eleeanor Moore 10/13/18 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr
 

dano7

Well-known member
Aug 7, 2008
9,994
Roanoke, VA
10/15:

Logan Ice on a 2016 Bowman Chrome card, signed in fine black sharpie, sent to the Akron Rubber Ducks on 8/24/18.

Chad Kuhl on a 2018 Topps card, signed in black shapie, sent to the Pirates ST site on 2/13/18.

James Nelson on a 2018 Bowman card, signed in fine blue sharpie, sent to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on 5/3/18.

Bev Steuert-Armstrong on a 2000 Fritsch AAGPBL card, signed in black ball point, sent to her home on 9/19/18.
211 Cathi Ln. Kernsville, NC 27284-9363

TTM Logan Ice 10/15/18 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

TTM Chad Kuhl 10/15/18 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

TTM James Nelson 10/15/18 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

TTM Bev Steuert 10/15/18 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr
 
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dano7

Well-known member
Aug 7, 2008
9,994
Roanoke, VA
10/20:

Barbara Payne on a 1995 Fritsch AAGPBL card, signed in black ball point, sent to her home on 9/15/18.
18510 N. Parkview Place, Apt 334 Surprise,AZ 85374-4290

Inez Voyce on a 1996 Fritsch AAGPBL card (and 2 signed notes), signed in black ball point, sent to her home on 9/19/18.
9630 Sombra Valley Dr. Shadow Hills, CA 91040-1524


TTM Barbara Payne 10/20/18 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

TTM Inez Voyce 10/20/18 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr
 

SikSyko

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Dec 6, 2008
506
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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