The last card from the EBay lot was Jo-Jo Reyes. Reyes in the 2008 set was a short print. Reyes is another player from the lot that is on the decline. He was DFA by the Blue Jays in 2011 and bounced around between the Orioles, Pirates and Angels. He currently is playing ball in South Korea.
I was meandering through EBay last week and found someone had posted a lot of new Signed 2008 Ginters. I contacted them and was able to get three of them combine with shipping for under 8.00. The first of which was Dustin McGowan. All three of them have nice signatures, I like the placement of this one and the add number.
It has been a while since I have been able to post any progress on the 2008 Ginter set. Lately I have been having more success moving my 2012 Olympic Hopefuls set forward. If you didn't know already, I am starting the Olympic set. I created a new blog for it for organizational reasons, take a look if your interested.
Is it just me, or does Justin look like the young version of Dr. Graham from Field of Dreams?
Here is another return that I should have attempted long ago. I have seen many signed Mark Spitz cards but never sent an attempt myself. There seems to be a couple cards like this that I need to jump on. Bruce Jenner was a good signer when I first started, but I think I missed that window as the address others have used is now coming up RTS.
I always enjoy getting the Olympic athletes in this set returned. Spitz seems to favor the vertical signature on these cards, and this is no exception.
I wasn't going to post this until tomorrow, but a fellow blogger has requested more posts to read (Play at the Plate). Not my site specifically, but more posts by fellow bloggers in general. My blog is not substance heavy, but I will do what I can. Along with the Nyjer Morgan card, I also got Andrew Miller in the two card lot. I have seen a lot of Andrew Miller 2008 Ginter autos on EBay, this time I had to pull the trigger. When you can get two signed cards to add to your collection at a really reasonable price, you got to jump on it. As always, I am happy to be able to check another card off the list.
I received two more cards through EBay recently. The first being Nyjer Morgan, AKA Tony Plush. I have gone back and forth on my opinion of Morgan. When he first came on my radar after the numerous fights he was involved in, he quickly became an annoying figure. I started to cool off on him thinking that his attitude, and quite frankly, his weird nature was simply an over the top act. This didn't last too long with me though, act or no act Morgan was simply too strange and prone to 'punk' behavior for my liking. This is all without mentioning his knockout blow to the Arizona Diamondbacks 2011 post season. I am glad to finally get this one off the list.
Finally picked up Chris Young. Not the Chris Young that once played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the ex-Padre pitcher. What happened to this guy. He used to be such a feared member of the Padre pitching staff, right there with Jake Peavy and Maddox. The injury monster got to Mr. Young. He has been battling to get back from a 2009 surgery to repair his shoulder. I hope he can make it back to the Chris Young of old, and not suffer the fate of someone like Brandon Webb. It is sad when injuries cut fantastic players career's short.
Another return came in the same day as Bigfoot. This one comes from Mark Teahan. I have been finding some success recently, where earlier there wasn't any. Teahen falls under that arena, as well as some of the recent Rockies I picked up. How ever I am finding some doors that were open when I first started are not longer available.
I have seen returns from Bob Chandler and Bigfoot since I started this blog. I am surprised I had not sent to him before. I think I even remember writing a letter a couple years ago. Well at this point, I am glad I finally reached out to him and have this card returned.
I am really excited to see this one come in. Mr. Kennedy seemed to be responding pretty well to TTM so I decided to send him a request.
When I moved from Arizona to southern California in 2002, the Diamondbacks were just coming off a World Series win and the Angels were heading to one. It was amazing being in two cities back to back experiencing World Series wins. Adam Kennedy was huge for the Angels in the post season. A particular 3 home run game comes to mind.
Yesterday saw the return of another TTM. success. It has been really nice to get back into the swing of this project. I started a new job recently and the time that has been freed up has really be amazing.
I really like this card and the signature. It is very clean, positioned well, and the card design really makes it pop. In addition, I have always been a fan of the added jersey numbers.
This is the second EBay pickup that came in yesterday. I try to spread the posts out a little bit when I happen to have a couple items come in. However this is Friday and I doubt I will get to it this weekend, so here we go. This card was a little warped, not bad but more than any others I have. The signature is really nice and clean though.
Mr Atkins was a very speedy response.
Glad to start getting successes again.