Saturday, July 30, 2011

Do These Even Qualify As Baseball Cards?

Of all the cards that I received in this year’s Topps Hobby Box, none were more awful then the two History of Topps card that I received. These cards are the most uninteresting cards I have ever owned. One card commemorates the first Topps set with a giant picture of Sy Berger. The other card commemorates the moving of Topps headquarters which I don’t care about. These cards really have nothing to do with baseball. Needless to say, I am willing to trade either card for anything that legally qualifies as a baseball card. I also have a bunch of Series 1 base and insert duplicates if anyone is interested.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

TTM Mailbag: Fausto Carmona

I received another TTM autograph return this week. Fausto Carmona returned my two cards in just 36 days. I received a 2011 Topps and 2006 Upper Deck signed in blue Sharpie. The Upper Deck is technically a rookie card. Both signatures look great, although the back of the Upper Deck card contains some of the Sharpie from the Topps card. It’s hardly noticeable. Carmona is currently on the DL so I guess he had some time to sign. Overall, this is a great return in a little over a month.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

TTM Mailbag: Chase Headley

My most recent TTM Autograph return comes from Chase Headley of the Padres. He signed my 2010 Allen & Ginter and 2011 Topps in just 14 days. The cards are in perfect condition and so are the actual signatures. Headley has been a good signer so far this year but it's always nice to get a return.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

TTM Return: David Robertson

I received a TTM Autograph Return this week for the first time in a while. During Spring Training I sent a 2009 Topps card to David Robertson. I received the card back in 126 days. The signature looks great. Robertson includes his uniform number with his autograph. It can be difficult to get Yankee autographs so I am happy to get this return back. The card and autograph are in perfect condition. This return was well worth the wait. There is some talk that Robertson should be an All-Star this year. His numbers would support his selection to the team. However, it is hard for setup men to make the team. Oh well. I’m thrilled to have this return.