Tuesday, June 30, 2015

3000 Hit Club Bat Card Collection: Tris Speaker

I'm getting close to completing my 3,000 Hit Club Bat Card Collection. Cap Anson does not have any bat cards so that leaves me with only needing Derek Jeter and Honus Wagner, after picking up this Tris Speaker bat card off comc.com.

Tris Speaker played for the Red Sox, Indians, Senators, and Athletics between 1907 and 1928.

Speaker ended his career with a .345 career batting average and still holds the record for most career doubles (792) and outfield assists (449).

I'm hoping that my birthday will yield some funds that I can put towards a Honus Wagner bat card as well as a Jeter so I can finish up this project which I started over 3 years ago.

TTM Success: Shaq

I sent out these three cards to Shaquille O'Neil on 5/29 and received them back on 6/29, exactly one month later.

Shaq is a 15 time all-star. He was the 2000 NBA MVP and is a 4 time NBA Champion and 3 time NBA Finals MVP.

I recently read his book, Shaq Uncut, and loved it. With everything that he has been through and accomplished, he seems like a great guy and someone that would be a blast to hang out with.

Monday, June 29, 2015

TTM Success: Dan Plesac

I sent this 2001 Topps card to Dan Plesac c/o MLB Network on 6/8/15 and got it back on 6/26/15.

Plesac was a 3 time all-star early on in his 18 season career. He spent parts on two seasons with the Diamondbacks, but was not on the team in 2001 when then won the World Series. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

2005 Prime Patches Major League Materials Steve Finley Collection

TTM Success: Ron Gant

I sent these cards to Ron Gant on 6/11/15 and got them back signed on 6/27/15. 

Gant spent time with 9 teams during his 18 year career, but his 7 years spent with the Atlanta Braves was his longest. 

He was a 2 time all-star, who hit 321 home runs during his career. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 24, 1997 - 538 ft Home Run

Mark McGwire hit a 538 ft home run off Randy Johnson on June 24, 1997 or did he?. It was one of 5 that he hit that season over 500 feet that season. Go ahead, take a look and see how many players this season have hit a 500+ foot home run. How about last season? 2013? You get the picture.

Monday, June 22, 2015

TTM Mailday: Zane Smith

I sent 3 cards to Zane Smith on 6/11/15 and got them back signed today, 6/22/15.

Zane Smith has a great signature!

Guess what I've been binge watching lately?