Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TTM Mailbag: Adam LaRoche

My latest TTM autograph return comes from Adam LaRoche c/o his home address. He signed a 2007 Topps card in just 19 days. The card was signed in black Sharpie. LaRoche will play with the Nationals this season.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011 Topps: Hobby Box vs. Jumbo Box

I will admit it. I have yet to buy a single pack of 2011 Topps yet. I'm probably the only person on planet earth who hasn't. I guess I'm a late adapter. However, I am seriously considering purchasing a box from eBay. However, after doing some window shopping for hobby boxes, a thought occurred. Maybe I should look at jumbo boxes. Now I have a dilemma. Should I buy a hobby box or a jumbo box? The hobby box contains 360 cards and contains one hit for a price of around 70 bucks. The jumbo box contains 500 cards and contains three hits for a price of about 120 bucks. In any event, I could resell the diamond giveaway cards to recoup some of the investment. So tell me blogosphere...
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Contest at Crinkly Wrappers

Do you like free baseball cards? Then you need to enter the contest at Crinkly Wrappers. All you need to do is leave a comment stating what your favorite Topps set is. The prize is pretty cool too. The winner gets one card from every Topps set from 1952 to present. That's a clever prize.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TTM Mailbag: Adam Kennedy

My latest TTM autograph return comes from Adam Kennedy c/o his home address. He returned a 2008 Topps Heritage card in only 7 days. The signature is in blue Sharpie without any smudges. Unfortunately, the card got a small ding on the bottom left corner while traveling through the mail. The card still looks great though. Topps Heritage cards are excellent for autographs. Kennedy will go to Spring Training with the Mariners this year.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

TTM Mailbag: Ken Singleton

My latest TTM autograph return comes from Ken Singleton. He returned a 1982 Topps card to me from his home address in only 7 days. The signature is in black Sharpie. The nice thing about older cards is that you have to worry about removing the glossy finish from the card before sending it out. I actually bought this card at a garage sale. This card was in a box of about 700 cards that I paid five bucks for. I never saw Ken Singleton play, but I do watch him as a Yankees announcer on the YES Network. By the way, Spring Training is just around the corner. J

Sunday, February 6, 2011

2006 Topps: Endy Chavez

I know the hot topic right now in the world of baseball cards is 2011 Topps. But I made a small purchase involving the Topps set from five years ago. I bought a 2006 Topps card of Endy Chavez on eBay for one cent shipped. The best reason I can give for doing this is that I had nothing better to do. Chavez is a utility player. 2006 Topps is a ho-hum product. All Topps base sets are ho-hum. But every collector needs to have some Topps base cards. They are a staple in every collection. I think this is because all of your other cards look better by comparison.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

TTM Mailbag: C.C. Sabathia

My most recent TTM success took 341 days to receive, but it was well worth the wait. I sent a 2006 Topps card to C.C. Sabathia during 2010 Spring Training. I finally received it back last week with a beautiful blue signature on it. I did apply baby powder to the surface of the card prior to mailing. I didn’t think I would ever get this back. That’s why I only sent one card. I only wish that I had sent a card of C.C. in a Yankees uniform. Oh well. The card looks perfect. This is probably my biggest TTM success ever.