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Thread: dsolzman's success thread
04-07-2013, 07:00 PM #1
dsolzman's success thread
I figured I better start this thread sooner rather than later. Since Stan Musial passed away, I've been working on a Baseball Hall of Fame collection. Of the harder to get guys, I've gone through Amazon and purchased them As of today, I am up to 36 of the 62 living Hall of Famers. I've been collecting in general since 2003 mostly through email requests but a lot have been TTM requests. At some point in March, I decided I preferred to send 8x10s to get signed rather than baseball cards for my Hall of Fame collection. I'm also going after the Spink and Frick winners.
January 24 IP: Walt Jocketty, Thom Brennaman
February 6: Phil Niekro signed 1987 Topps card with HOF 97
February 11: Goose Gossage signed 1989 Topps with HOF 2008
February 14: Brooks Robinson signed 8x10 with HOF 83. Fergie Jenkins signed 8x10 with HOF 91
February 16: Buck Showalter signed 2001 Topps card. Ryne Sandberg signed 1991 Bowman but didn't completely press down. He used pen as opposed to marker.
February 19: Gaylord Perry signed 1983 Topps card
February 19: Kolten Wong, Joe Kelly, Michael Wacha, Carson Kelly (printouts)
February 21: Dawn Staley signed photo
February 22: Dermontti Dawson signed printout
February 23: Rollie Fingers signed 1986 Topps card, Tara Vanderveer signed photo, Dan Fouts signed printout, FSU Baseball coach Mike Martin signed photo
February 25: Paul Hagen (sent his own 4x6), Dave Duncan signed printout, Billy Beane signed printout, John Schuerholtz signed printout
February 28: Jim Bunning signed printout with HOF 96
March 2: Monte Irvin signed 05 Topps Fan Favorites card
March 8: Joe Morgan signed index card
March 11: Dale Murphy signed 1989 Topps and 1990 Donruss
March 15: Ed Hochuli
March 16: Todd Frazier signed 2012 Topps Update, Joannie Rochette signed 5x7, Brian Boitano signed 8x10
March 18: Joe Garagiola signed 2001 Topps Archives card and sent his own
March 21: Rick Ankiel signed 99 Fleer update card, Gene Elston signed 8x10
March 22: Rachael Flatt signed photo
March 23: Wade Boggs signed 2000 Topps card but it was a bit smudged
March 25: Ron Cey signed 1982 Topps card, Curt Simmons signed 1961 Topps card, Len Berman signed photo
March 26: Lon Simmons signed 8x10
March 27: Dick Groat signed 1966 Topps card
March 28: Whitey Herzog signed 8x10
March 29: Bob Doerr signed 8x10, Bobby Shantz signed 2001 Topps Archives card, Nick Peters signed 8x10, Tracy Ringolsby signed 8x10, Ross Newhan signed 8x10
March 30: Whitey Ford signed 8x10, Al Rosen signed 2001 Topps Archives card, Steve Garvey signed 2005 Topps Fan Favorites card
April 1: Steve Young signed 8x10, Ashley Wagner signed 5x7, John Mozeliak signed printout, Bill Madden signed 8x10
April 4: Pat Gillick signed printout, Jaime Jarrin signed 8x10, Bill Virdon signed 1994 Topps Archives card, Goose Gossage signed 8x10 (HOF 2008)
April 6: Paul Molitor signed 8x10, Bill DeWitt signed 8x10
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04-08-2013, 02:49 PM #2
Today's mail brought Al Kaline (signed 8x10, no inscription), Marty Brennaman (signed 8x10) and figure skater Alissa Czisny (signed 4x6)
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04-09-2013, 01:38 PM #3
Typical Tuesday. Nothing arrived in the mail today but I did mail out a request to North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, who was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
04-09-2013, 02:21 PM #4
04-09-2013, 04:18 PM #5
At some point, I might scan things in...just not sure when that will be yet. I don't remember how I found the SCF website but I am so glad I did!
04-09-2013, 04:35 PM #6
Pics are a plus helps to compare and admire"Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here". Jack Nicholson
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. ~André Gide
04-09-2013, 04:42 PM #7
Gotcha--might take a few days though.
04-10-2013, 12:24 PM #8
Jerry Coleman signed a full page printout with HOF 05 and 4x W Series Champs. It was personalized but he placed the inscriptions above his signature rather than below.
Don Baylor signed a 1980 Topps card. The card was sent to Arizona on 3/21 and returned today postmarked from Milwaukee.
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04-11-2013, 05:04 PM #9
Rather late mail day today but I did get some successes back.
Johnny Bench signed 8x10 inscribed HOF 89. This was via the recent Minnesota show. I would have ordered through his website but at the time, the photo I preferred with the HOF 89 inscription was out of stock. This return brings me to 37 of the 62 living HOF members. I have 7 pending requests, either TTM or via signings.
Jordyn Wieber signed the photo I sent her on March 13th. I had sent a request with an SASE back in July prior to the Olympics but that request was without a photo provided. As such, I decided to make a second request with a photo provided.
Jim Perry signed a 1972 Topps card sent on April 5th but did not include the CYA inscription as requested.
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04-12-2013, 02:56 PM #10
I had sent a 2002 Topps Archives card on March 18th to Bobby Richardson. I received it in today's mail signed and inscribed with the following inscriptions: 60 WS MVP and 3X WS Champs (58, 61, 62).