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Thread: Shortstop2025's Success Thread
01-31-2014, 03:39 PM #1
Shortstop2025's Success Thread
As a bunch of Spring Training requests are going out in the near future, and I'm starting to really get back into TTMing, I thought I'd start my own success thread because I enjoy reading all of the others. It really is amazing to read some of the successes that are posted on this site. Hopefully I can add to that throughout this thread.
I got my first return of the year today as 2003 AL Batting Champion, 2004 World Series Champion, and current Chicago Cubs hitting coach Bill Mueller signed a 2004 Bowman c/o Home. I remember watching Bill when he played for the Cubs in 2001 and he dove for a ball in foul territory at the old Busch Stadium and severely injured himself. As bad as that was, I still remember it to this day because I saw how he sprinted for that foul ball and gave up his body in an effort to make the play. I always really respected him after that and was really happy to see him win a World Series in Boston in 2004. Great to have him back in Chicago now!
02-10-2014, 10:48 PM #2
Dustin Hermanson signed a 2005 Topps in 19 days c/o Home. I'm now at 7/25 cards for my 2005 White Sox project. Still plenty of work to be done, but each one definitely helps.
02-12-2014, 08:33 PM #3
Got a nice Hall of Fame success today as Wade Boggs signed a 1987 Topps and a 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen in 13 days c/o Home. It's always great to get another Hall of Famer, and in Boggs' case, someone I actually used to watch when I first started getting into baseball as a little kid. Real happy about this success...and it helped that it was so quick.
02-14-2014, 05:19 PM #4
I may be young and single, but I got a real nice Valentine's Day gift today as Jim Bunning signed 3 cards in 15 days c/o Home. He even included a HOF '96 inscription on the Allen & Ginter on the right. I really admire someone like him that can succeed in two completely different fields, let alone two of the biggest fields our society has to offer in professional sports and politics.
So to recap, I didn't take anyone on a date this year, I didn't buy anyone flowers, yet I still got a very nice gift. That's why this hobby can be so rewarding.
02-16-2014, 08:44 AM #5
Nice Work !
Cant wait till things start rolling in with the Spring TrainingCollecting:
- Non-Certified Autographed Cards
- Jeremy Roenick Numbered Cards
02-16-2014, 11:48 AM #6
The boggs look great!Hidden Content
Collecting Michael Pineda, Kyle Seager and Carlos Delgado
02-17-2014, 10:17 AM #7
Awesome when you get those HOF successes rolling in! Don't laugh I think the way that you spoke about Mueller that his auto was more important to you than Boggs! To me that is cool as we all have our favs! Best of luck as you build your collection and once your White Sox project is done we would all love to see it!
02-17-2014, 10:33 PM #8
Thanks guys, really appreciate it! And indyreds I did laugh at your comment. I do probably like the Boggs better but I've always been a Bill Mueller fan and I was pumped to get my first TTM back in quite some time as I started getting back into the hobby. The White Sox project will take me quite a while to complete but I will definitely share my progress and the hopeful end result.
02-17-2014, 11:39 PM #9
02-18-2014, 02:56 PM #10