Sunday, November 20, 2011

TTM Return: Fred Lewis

  • Fred Lewis 2/2- Fred signed cards from the 07 and 09 Topps sets from his home in Mississippi. My 300th autograph of the year! Sent 5/25 (174 days)

Friday, November 18, 2011

2008 Topps Box Break: The Greatest Pull of My Life

Every Friday, I stop by Kenmore Collectibles around the corner from Fenway Park, and I usually pick up a few packs of whatever's new in baseball. This week they were very limited on their offerings, so I grabbed a few packs from their clearance table. On the way out, I noticed a box of 2008 Topps Series 2 sitting on the table for $27. I took a few steps outside, then figured it would be fun to rip a box for a reasonable price, so I stepped back in and grabbed it.

I usually only buy one box each year, and I was planning on waiting until the Black Friday deals on I'm really glad I didn't let someone else grab that box of 08 Topps, because it was well worth the $27. Here's the coup de grace, the grand finale, the piece de resistance!
  • Randor Bierd gold border RC #1255/2008!

It was quite an achievement, I was already on cloud nine, when suddenly:

  • ALBERT PUJOLS Autograph/Game-Used Jersey #1/25!!!

I think it's time for me to stop buying packs, I've peaked. I'm sure plenty of people on here have had better pulls, but for somebody that only buys one box a year I was pretty stoked. This is by far the best card I've ever pulled from a pack.

AFL Return: Brandon Crawford

  • Brandon Crawford 1/1- The second return of the day came from the Giants rookie, who made his major league debut on May 27th this year. Brandon signed a card from the 2011 Topps Update set. This was my 100th return of the year! Sadly, I don't think there will be too many more coming my way for a while. Sent 10/27 (22 days)

AFL Return: Jedd Gyorko

In addition to a dreaded RTS envelope from Yasmani Grandal, I received 2 good returns from the Arizona Fall League today.
  • Jedd Gyorko 1/1- The Padres prospect signed a Bowman's Brightest insert from the 2011 Bowman set. Sent 10/27 (22 days)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

TTM Return: Juan Pierre

  • Juan Pierre 2/2- The speedy Chicago outfielder signed cards from the 08 and 11 Allen & Ginter sets, including a jersey number and Psalm on each. Sent 8/24 (75 days)

  • Fun Fact: Juan was named after Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal.

AFL Return: Adam Eaton

  • Adam Eaton 2/1- Adam signed the 2011 Topps Heritage minors card I sent him and threw in an extra one as well. Sent 10/27 (11 days)

Friday, November 4, 2011

AFL Return: Scooter Gennett

  • Scooter Gennett 1/1- After several weeks of no mail action, I sent out minor league cards to players in the Arizona Fall League last week and received my first return today. Scooter signed his 11 Topps Heritage minors card in blue sharpie. Sent 10/27 (8 days)