Monday, December 5, 2011

Almost Three Years After Mailing.....Another 1968 Super Bowl Jet return

Sent to WR Bill Rademacher, a Jet from 1964 -1968 and a member of the Super Bowl 3 Jets, almost 3 years ago and was surprised to find this in the mail today.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Miguel Fuentes

Fellow SCN member George Rose, gmrose91, saw my 1969 Pilots and sent me a photo of Miguel Fuentes. He was a rookie pitcher for the Pilots and was shot and killed in a bar fight in PR in 1970. He was also credited with throwing the last pitch for the Seattle Pilots in the last game of the 1969 season.

Thanks for the photo George!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More 1969 Seattle Pilots

Continuing on the 1969 Pilots idea, here are more 1969-1970 Seattle Pilot. I am considering doing the same for the other 1969 expansion teams

McCowan, Huggins, Lasko and Richmond never played for the Pilots

Monday, August 8, 2011

1969 Seattle Pilots

I was looking at some 1969 Topps cards in my collection and saw how ugly the Seattle Pilots cards were. Most photos were head shots and airbrushed photos up until the last series when Topps finally got some shots of the Pilots' uniform.

I decided to make up some Seattle Pilots cards in Seattle uniforms in a 1969 format. Some players pictured never made the 1969 Pilots or ever made the majors. Here are the first group.

Jim Gosger, Tommy  Harper, Bob Locker and Gordon Lund played for the Pilots in 1969

Frank Kimball played A Ball in the Pilots organization in 1969 and Rollie Sheldon and Jim O'Toole were in Spring Training but didn't make the Pilots.

 Bill Stafford was in Spring Training in 1969, Bernie Smith played with the Brewers in 1970 and 1971, Ray Peters pitched in 2 games with the 1970 Brewers and John Morris pitched in 6 games for the 1969 Pilots.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Finally Moses Malone

A few months ago I wrote how Moses Malone stood up Heidi Greene for a private signing. Well she finally got Moses to sign and I got 5 out of the 6 custom cards signed.  In a note, Heidi wrote that Moses would not sign the sixth card, saying it wasn't him. According to Moses "I No Have No Rows" and he never had chains like that either.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Return From 3 Years Ago

Got a big surprise in the mailbox today when I got a return from 2008. It was from 1968-69 New York Jets defensive back Jimmy Richards. He was a backup on the team but he was on the Super Bowl 3 team.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hector Maestri

Hector Maestri was a Cuban pitcher who pitched in one game for the 1960 Washington Senators and then pitched in one game for the new 1961 Washington Senators expansion team. He wrote me a nice note asking for copies of the cards.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jake Striker Custom Cards

A few months ago I made a custom 1959 Topps card of 1950s and 60s Indians and White Sox pitcher Jake Striker for SCN member gmrose91. He had them printed up and sent them to Mr Striker. I got a package in the mail today from gmrose91 and in it were some of the custom cards signed and a nice 8x10 photo personalized to me. Thanks George for the nice surprises.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lou Brissie

Got back former Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Lou Brissie today. I mailed out 2 custom 1952 Topps cards and Mr Brissie signed them both and included a signedPhiladelphia A's Historical Society Card.

Monday, April 18, 2011

John Papa

I'm still getting occasional returns from letters I sent out last month. I got back John Papa back today. He pitched for the Orioles in 2 games in 1961 and 1 game in 1962. All the photos I used were originally black and white but I colorized them using Photoshop.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gary Kolb

I haven't been sending out TTM requests for the last month but I got back Gary Kolb today. I mailed it out at the end of January and it came back today. He was a back up catcher in the 1960s for the Cardinals, Mets, Braves and Pirates. He signed my 3 customs in thin black marker.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dwight Siebler

Dwight Siebler was a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins in the early 1960s. He was originally signed by the Phillies but never pitched for them. Dwight signed these cards in blue ballpoint pen and added Bible verses to several. The Denver Bears card was originally
B&W but was colorized using Photoshop.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Custom 1959 Topps Jake Striker for SCN Member

Did a custom 1959 Topps Jake Striker for SCN member Gmrose91. He emailed me the B&W photo to be used and a sample of Jake's autograph. I used Photoshop to make this:

and then lay a 1959 Topps template over the photo and added the autograph

and you end up with this.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ron Necciai

Got back Ron Necciai today. Took about 3 weeks. He pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1952 but is more famous for striking out 27 batters in a nine inning game for the Bristol Twins in the Appalachian League in 1952

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bob Schmidt

Bob Schmidt was a catcher with the Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds and NY Yankees in the late 1950s through the mid 1960s.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Paul Powell

Got back Paul Powell today. He signed the two cards in ballpoint pen. He played in the Twins and Dodgers organizations in the early 1970s.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ken Singleton

I wasn't sure I would be getting this one back as I had sent it in February to his Maryland address just as he was in Florida broadcasting the Yankees spring training games. Signature looks good but I wonder.......

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sonny Ruberto and Dave Garcia

Sonny Ruberto was mostly a minor league catcher in the Cardinals and Reds organizations. He made the majors with the 1969 San Diego Padres and the 1972 Reds

Dave Garcia was a coach with the San Diego Padres and also managed the California Angels.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Al McBean

After no returns Monday and Tuesday, I got back Al McBean today. He didn't sign the 1969 Padres custom but signed the other two. I'll probably send it out to Roy Face for his sig.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stan Williams

Got back Stan Williams today. He pitched for the Dodgers, Yankees, Indians, Twins, and Cardinals.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Altman, Klaus, Miller and Hyde

George Altman played OF for the Cubs, Cards and Mets in the 1960s. He also played in Japan in the early 1970s and was very successful. He signed 4 custom cards and included 2 cards of his own.

Bobby Klaus played for the Reds and Mets in the mid 1960s. He requested a set for himself.

Dick Hyde pitched for the 1950s Washington Senators

Norm Miller played OF for the Astros in the 1960s and 70s

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Got back 4 today

John Hetki
Late 1940s Cincinnati Reds pitcher. Requested a card.

Russ Nagelson
Russ was an outfielder with the 1968-70 Indians and the 1970 Tigers.

Al Luplow
Al played with the Indians, Mets and Pirates in the 1960s

Hector Lopez
Played infield for the 1960s Yankees and was also the first black manager in the International League, managing the Buffalo Bisons in 1969, five years before Frank Robinson manged the Indians.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ken Retzer, Bob Turley and Jim Woods

Ken Retzer
Ken Retzer was a catcher for the early 1960s Washington Senators. He signed my three cards and also sent some along other articles and print outs from his career. He also asked for the address of Jim Merritt, who is pictured with Ken in the Denver Bears card.

Bob Turley

Bob Signed two out of the three cards I sent, not signing the 1963 Angels card.

Been trading emails with early 1960s Phillie Jim Woods, he emailed me some Black and white photos he wished to get colorized. He also included some current photos of himself. He really is a nice guy.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Roman Mejias, Rich Beck and Frank Lucchesi

Roman Mejias
The former outfielder signed 3 cards in blue sharpie.

Frank Lucchesi

The former Phillies manager signed 3 cards in thin black marker.

Rich Beck
Mr Beck pitched in 3 games with the 1965 Yankees and went 2-1. He was originally in the Phillies organization. He requested 3 sets of the cards, one for each of his kids.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Four Returns Today

Phil Roof

Mr Roof signed 3 cards. He played 16 years in the majors almost entirely as a back up catcher. That's a good job to have.

Dick Gernert
He also was a player that played on lots of teams.

Grady Hatton

"Jungle Jim" Rivera

Was an outfielder with the "Go Go Sox" in the 1950s