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Deadshot
11-03-2011, 01:41 PM
Hey guys,

Will most likely be doing just basketball in this thread. Right now I'd like to focus on autographs from the ABA. Still trying to round up some more cards to sent out.

Today's success comes from the first high school athlete to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Rick Mount. I sent this out on 10/28 so that's a pretty quick turnaround.

SLNoble13
11-03-2011, 04:10 PM
Way to go! nice pick up!

Deadshot
11-04-2011, 04:10 PM
Got Louie Dampier back in the mail today 2/2 for yet another quick turnaround (also sent on 10/28). That makes for 2 Kentucky Colonels players this week. Now I need to get some more cards to send out...

Deadshot
11-14-2011, 03:36 PM
Got Larry Brown today 2/2, sent out on 11/5/11. The marker he signed with didn't turn out too well but I'm thankful for the signatures nonetheless.

Also got a RTS from Ron Boone, so I will be looking for another working address.

MSUspartans
11-14-2011, 04:44 PM
Those ABA ones look incredible, great signatures!

LeicesterBladex
11-14-2011, 06:13 PM
Awesome cards mate ! they look amazing :)

This will soon become my favourite thread with all the bball in this !

Deadshot
12-01-2011, 10:09 PM
Another great ABA coaching success and basketball HOFer today in Hubie Brown. Really quick turnaround. Signed a blank index card and a Kentucky Colonels team card

SLNoble13
12-02-2011, 08:57 AM
Congrats

Deadshot
12-06-2011, 01:56 AM
2 more in today. Billy Keller and Ron Boone. Keller was nice enough to print out a little snippet about himself from remembertheaba.com and sign it!

LakersMC
12-06-2011, 04:04 PM
Cool that you are concentrating on ABA. Very cool.
Nice going so far.

lizard-jd
12-06-2011, 05:45 PM
You are getting some killer graphs - keep up the good work! I have been trying to get both ABA & NBA players for a while. It's great to see your successes!

Deadshot
12-23-2011, 04:58 PM
Really quick turnaround on another former ABA baller today. Sent 12/20 and received 12/23. Randy Denton signed two cards in ballpoint pen for my ABA collection:

Deadshot
12-27-2011, 11:37 PM
2 more today - Pacers coach Bobby Slick Leonard and Neil Johnson. Really excited about the Leonard.

Deadshot
01-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Got George Karl in the mail today c/o Denver Nuggets. One card for my ABA collection and then a Topps Total card as well.

Deadshot
01-13-2012, 11:31 PM
Another Pacer for my ABA collection - Darnell Hillman! Was hoping to get the Dr. Dunk inscription too but I didn't ask for it:

Deadshot
01-19-2012, 06:01 PM
Got Kevin Loughery today on 2 cards, one of them for the ABA collection. He coached the Nets at one point. I have added the address to the directory and would encourage all of my fellow basketball collectors to keep doing so!

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/8728/kevinl2.jpg

Deadshot
01-23-2012, 11:28 PM
Generally don't send 5 items but I had a handful of Dan Issel cards I was hoping to get signed for the ABA collection. Really like the 75 Kentucky Colonels (even though always a Pacers fan first).

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/160473.jpg

LakersMC
01-26-2012, 12:57 PM
Great progress. Love the name of some of those old NBA teams. And the fro on Darnell Hillman.

Deadshot
01-27-2012, 04:35 PM
Thanks Andy!

Got 2 cards and a nice note back from former ABA player Byron Beck today. This 72 set is probably my favorite vintage set.

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/160937.jpg

Deadshot
01-30-2012, 01:18 PM
Got Al Bianchi back today for the ABA collection. Address added to the database, and I encourage everyone to keep adding as they receive successes. Al coached the Virginia Squires:

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/161523.jpg

Deadshot
02-11-2012, 12:56 PM
The returns are slowing down now because I need to buy more cards. Got 2 cards and a very nice note from Joe Hamilton in the mail today for the ABA collection:

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/163381.jpg

marti427
02-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Love seeing all the old school cards, keep up the work!

Deadshot
02-12-2012, 08:59 PM
Love seeing all the old school cards, keep up the work!

Thanks for the kind words!

MSUspartans
02-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Crazy hair in here. Facial included.

Deadshot
02-16-2012, 10:55 PM
2 more cards for the ABA collection today from Dave Robisch:

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/164410.jpg

Deadshot
02-17-2012, 04:29 PM
Jason Kidd today, sent 2/8/12

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/164463.jpg

mrveggieman
02-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Nice pickups. I tried Kidd a few years ago when he played for NJ. Unfortunately for me he was subsequently traded to Dallas and I never saw my cards again. Since you just tried him and got a quick response I'm going to try my luck one more time. Also how did you prep the donross card for the autograph?

Deadshot
02-17-2012, 06:13 PM
Kidd and Dirk have been signing like crazy this season. I have a white eraser that I always rub lightly over glossy cards for in person and ttm autos.

And if there is a specific card you want signed by Kidd, only send 1. That seems to be his max except on rare occasions.

Deadshot
03-20-2012, 07:00 PM
After a long drought, I got Dirk in the mail yesterday. The silver looks great on the Donruss card!

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/169828.jpg

Deadshot
10-22-2012, 06:26 PM
Sent a small new batch of basketball stuff out. Today must be ball point pen day:

Bob Netolicky 3/3 ballpoint
Rick Mount 2/2 ballpoint

For the ABA collection...

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/4376/img020qs.jpg

clryan5
10-22-2012, 09:09 PM
Love the Rick Mount returns...I attended his shooting camp with 2 of my sisters 3 years in a row. The guy is unbelievable!!

SLNoble13
10-23-2012, 08:52 AM
Nice pick ups!

Deadshot
10-26-2012, 06:53 PM
Great signature in today from Nate Archibald:

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/200701.jpg

Deadshot
11-05-2012, 11:20 PM
Really nice day of mail today.

Dirk 1/1 Signed a card for my Hoops set
Dan Issel 3/3 Really like the Panini ABA insert
Rich Jones 3/3 Couple cards for my ABA collection

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/201758.jpg

Deadshot
11-23-2012, 10:20 PM
Couple more from my latest batch. 3 from Billy Keller and 3 from Tom Van Arsdale:

http://imageshack.us/a/img267/5138/img037z.jpg

Deadshot
11-24-2012, 06:04 PM
One more from the Hoops set I can cross off. Got Byron Scott today:

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/204514.jpg

LakersMC
11-24-2012, 07:24 PM
Doing some catch up on threads. Love the blue pen Dirk used. Is that a metallic blue?

Deadshot
11-24-2012, 08:23 PM
I don't think its metallic, just a different shade of blue paint. Really happy Dirk signs TTM though.

Deadshot
11-26-2012, 11:50 PM
Couple more for the ABA collection today. Glen Combs and Darrell Elston:

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/204789.jpg

Deadshot
12-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Back from vacation...couple nice returns:

http://photos.sportscollectors.net/205989.jpg

Darel Carrier, Joe Caldwell, Hal Smith, and Bill Tremell