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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ed Kranepool

Got back Ed Kranepool today. Signed 2 but kept my 1969 custom.

Monday, February 14, 2011

4 Returns Today

Got back 3 custom 1952 Topps

Chuck Diering played for the Cardinals in the late 1940s early 1950s.

Randy Jackson
Randy played third base for the Cubs and Dodgers in the 1950s.

Wally Westlake
Wally included a signed small photo of himself as a Cardinal.

Tommie Sisk
Tommie pitched for the Padres and Pirates in the 1960s. He never pitched for the Expos but he was in their minor league system in 1971.

Friday, February 11, 2011

1952 Topps Style Returns

Got back 6 returns today, all signed in blue sharpie. One 4x6 and one smaller size.

Ed Fitzgerald

Tony Bartirome

Cliff Chambers

Bob Borkowski

Jack Harshman

Joe Damaestri

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Got 3 back today but one was a RTS to Vic Roznovsky. Will have to send out to the new address.

Lenny Green
1960s outfielder Lenny Green signed 3 cards

Dick Groat
Got the first of my 1952 Topps customs back from 1960 NL MVP Dick Groat. He's always a reliable signer.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jim Gosger

1 return today from Jim Gosger Asked for a set of the cards, said he attends a lot of charity functions and they would make great gifts.

Monday, February 7, 2011

7 Returns Today

Got back 7 returns today

Jerry Kenney
I grew up with the early 1970s Yankees and Jerry and Horace Clarke were my favorites.
The Columbus Yankees photo was a B&W photo I colored.

Bill Voss Angels OF

I thought I had a few more Voss images but can't find them.

Wayne Causey 1960s Infielder

Rollie Sheldon
1960s pitcher with the Yankees and Athletics, had a tryout with the 1969 Seattle Pilots.

Fred Stanley
1970s infielder mostly as Bucky Dent's backup with the Yankees. Gotta love that yellow Padres uniform.

Darrell Osteen
1960s Reds pitcher never had a card to call his own, always shared his Rookie Stars cards with someone else. Asked me for a set of cards.

Cotton Nash
Played for ther Twins and Red Sox, was more famous for playing basketball at Kentucky.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Moses Malone

Heidi Greene was supposed to have a signing with Moses Malone. Unfortunately, he left her hanging and the signing never took place. What a disappointment. Malone only played 6 minutes in 2 games for the Buffalo Braves. These are the 6 cards I made and sent in to get signed.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

1952 Topps Style

Made up and mailed out a whole bunch of 1952 style cards. A couple of samples

Art Quirk
Signed 3 customs in ball point and sent me an SASE for a set of the cards.
Bill Melton
One of my favorites from the 1970s, I have about 50 photos of Bill I could make cards of. He requested copies of the 1969 White Sox  and 1976 Angels cards.

Dennis Ribant
He got traded to the Pirates in 1970 but never made the team, so I made a card. Did not realize he pitched until 1973 in the minors.
Rod Gaspar
A 1969 Met, the 1968 photo was a B&W that I colored. He also requested a set.
Dooley Womack
Pretty cool name. The Pilots card was made by Photoshopping a Pilots hat and then cloning a Pilots jersey. In 1970 Dooley went to spring training with the Reds but didn't make the team, got sold to the A's and pitched only 2 games. The Reds and A's photos were originally B&W. Dooley requested 2 sets of cards for each of his sons.

Hal Stowe
Hal pitched 1 inning in 1 game for the Yankees in 1960.  He pitched for the Richmond Virginians the next three years. 3 of the photos were B&W and colorized.

Ted Wieand
Ted is mostly known as a Red because of his 1960 Topps Rookie Stars card but he finished his career in the Yankees organization. All the photos used were originally B&W.

Jim Woods
Mr Woods like the cards and was surprised to see a photo of him with the Reds and the Dallas- Ft Worth Rangers. All were origianlly B&W photos. Requested a set.