Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 27, 2012 Custom Cards

          I haven't been posting any successes TTM because I haven't had any time to send out requests for autographs. Any I post now will be the from previous mailings. I have been busy making cards for other collectors. Some are for TTM and others are for collectors who want cards of players from their favorite teams who never had cards made by Topps or Fleer.

Bob from South Carolina wanted me to make up some Gary Peters cards

Seth from Illinois collects Cardinals and wanted some Rookie Cards made up

Chuck from Indiana collects White Sox and wanted certain cards with the Rookie trophy and Rookie Stars logo on the front.

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012 Glen Hobbie

Glen Hobbie
Glen pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 1957 to 1964.  He won 16 games in 1959 and in 1960 he won 16 games again but lost 20. He was traded to the Cardinals in 1964 and finished in the Detroit Tigers organization in 1965.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 20, 2012 Bill Spanswick Jay Johnstone

Bill Spanswick
Bill pitched for the 1964 Boston Red Sox and went 2-3 in 29 games in his only season in the big leagues. He started in the Red Sox organization in 1958 and after going 14-8 in Seattle in the PCL the Red Sox brought him up for 1964. All three photos used for the card were originally black and white.

Jay Johnstone
I had gotten Jay Johnstone back two months ago and in a note he asked if I could make a Cubs and Dodgers card for him. I made those two up and added a Phillies and another Angels card using a nice B&W photo of him making contact in the batting cage.

These are the ones previously....

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

Got back two returns today....

Bobby Knoop
Bobby was the regular second baseman for the California Angels in the 1960s. He and Jim Fregosi were a good combination.

Mike Rollyson
Mike was listed on the spring training roster of the 1969 Seattle Pilots, though I can't find anything on regarding his pitching record. he also played basketball and baseball at the University of Florida in the mid 1960s

UPDATE 10/27/2012  Thanks to Keith Olbermann who informed me that "Rollyson never pitched an inning of pro ball. He was invited in by the Pilots while still a student, and when he didn't make it, apparently he went back to college! "

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012 Paul Click...Original Seattle Pilot

Today I got back one return......

Paul Click
Paul Click never pitched in the major leagues but he was picked from the California Angels by the Seattle Pilots in the 1968 Expansion Draft. I got in touch with Mr Click after being introduced by former Pilots pitcher Ray Peters. Mr Peters sent me the Pilots photo of Mr Click and I had to make a card and get it signed. Mr Click is currently a photographer in the LA area.

October 17, 2012 John Thibdeau Passes Away

Today I got an email from the son of onetime Red Sox minor league pitcher John Thibdeau saying that his Dad had passed away yesterday. He saw my custom cards of his Dad that he signed for me and wanted to know if I could send him the photos for the funeral on Saturday. I told him the images I used were small but I sent him the photos via email and he was very happy. As a shot in the dark, I asked a friend of mine named Keith  if he had any images of John Thibdeau and sure enough he came up with a beautiful color image of him with the Louisville Colonels. I sent the image to John's son and he replied that his Mom was blown away by the image.

Even though Mr Thibdeau never pitched in the major leagues, he did make it to a 1969 Topps "Red Sox Rookie Stars" card he shared with Joe Lahoud, so his name will live forever.

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012

Four returns today......

Woody Woodward
Woody played shortstop and second base for the Milwaukee Braves and Cincinnati Reds from 1963-1971. He hit only one home run in his career. He has also been the General Manger of the Yankees, Phillies and Mariners.

John Morris
John pitched for the Phillies, Orioles, Seattle Pilots , Brewers and Giants from 1966-1974.

Ken Johnson
Ken Johnson pitched for 13 years in the major leagues, most of it with the Athletics, Braves and Colt 45/ Astros. In 1964, he became the only pitcher to ever throw a complete nine inning no hitter and lose the game.

Dick Sharon
Dick was a backup outfielder with the Tigers from 1973-74 and the Padres in 1975. He was originally signed by the Pirates in 1968 but never played for them.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October 13, 2012

Three returns today.......

Ron Campbell
Ron was an infielder with the Chicago Cubs from 1964-1966. He hit one home run in his career.

Jay Ritchie
Mr Ritchie was a relief pitcher in the mid 1960s with the Red Sox, Braves and Reds. On the 1966 card, it's kind of a mess re: his autograph.

Gordon Seyfried
Gordon was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1956 but he didn't reach the majors until 1963 with the Indians and pitched with them until 1964 ending his career with an 0-1 record.

October 12, 2012

Four Returns today.....

Walt Williams
Walt played for the Colt 45s, White Sox, Indians and Yankees from 1964 to 1975. His nickname was "No Neck" He signed3 of the 4 cards I sent.

Bob Meyer
Bob spent 1964 with three teams. He started the season with the Yankees and was purchased by the Angels in June and then purchased by the Athletics in July. He was also a member of the 1969 Seattle Pilots.

Tom Timmermann
Tom pitched with the Tigers from 1969-1973. He was a pretty good relief pitcher during that time and was made a starter in 1972. He was later traded to the Indians in 1973

Lou Skizas
Lou played in late 1950s with the Yankees. Athletics, Tigers and White Sox.. He was a regular with the A's and hit 18 homers in 1957.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 11,2012 Costen Shockley

Costen Shockley

Mr Shockley was a first baseman who played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964 and the California Angels in 1965.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October, 9 2012 Four Returns

Got back four returns today from a mailing I did last Saturday.

Leo Burke
Mr Burke played for the Orioles (1958-59), Angels (1961-62), Cardinals (1963) and the Cubs (1963-65). He was drafted by the Washington Senators in the 1960 expansion draft but traded to the Angels before the 1961 season. That would make him a member of both expansion teams before they ever threw a pitch.....

Duke Carmel
Duke is one the players that has played for both the Yankees and Mets. He came up with the Cardinals in 1959.

Shaun Fitzmaurice
Shaun played for the 1966 NY Mets after being a pretty good player at Notre Dame. He played on the Braves minor league system until 1973.

Ken Rowe
Mr Rowe pitched for the Dodgers in 1963 and the Orioles in 1964-65. After his playing career ended, he became most known as a pitching coach in the Orioles organization.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 6, 2012 Mike Paul

Mike Paul
Mike Paul pitched for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs from 1968 to 1974.

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 5, 2012 Brian McCall

Brian McCall
Brian was 19 years old when he got called to the White Sox in September 1962 and hit two home runs in one game against the Yankees.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oct 4, 2012 Jeopardy Question .The answer is "Ed Mickelson"

The question is..... Who Drove In The Last Run in St Louis Brown's History?

Ed Mickelson
Ed Mickelson played most of his career in the minor leagues but he did make it to the majors with the Cardinals in 1950, the Browns in 1953 and the Cubs in 1957. Ed wrote a book about his life in the minors. I have posted the info here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012 Two Back Today

I will probably be sending less TTM in the coming weeks as I have been busy making custom cards for collectors and I have no time to do any mailings.

Billy Gardner
Billy played second base from 1954 -1963 with the NY Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senatorsm NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.

Frank Kreutzer
Frank pitched for the Chicago White and Washington Senators from 1962 to1966

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012 Ray Washburn

Ray Washburn
Mr Washburn pitched for the St Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds from 1961 to 1970. His best season was in 1968 when he won 14 games with 8 losses. On September 18, 1968, he threw a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants but what is weird is that the previous day, Gaylord Perry threw a no-hitter against the Cardinals. Back to back no-hitters. In 1969 he was traded to the Reds for another no-hit pitcher, George Culver.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012 2 Original Padres

Got back 2 Original 1969 San Diego Padres today.......

Larry Stahl
Larry was selected from the New York Mets in the 1968 Expansion Draft. He came up with the Kansas City Athletics in 1964.

Bill McCool
Bill McCool was taken from the Cincinnati Reds in the Expansion Draft. He was a member of the National League All Star team in 1966 after coming in second in saves in 1965 and 66. All four photos I used to make the cards were originally black and white.