A Big Weekend for Mail

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Every so often there are weekends in which I get a lot of mail. Yes I realize its Wednesday. To me 4 letters usually isnt much unless theyre TTMs or anything but I had a bit of everything this last weekend. Heres what I got….


First is an Elvin Bethea card I got from Listia. For those who dont know its from the 1975 Topps set. A pretty good set, I got the card only because I found out Elvin Bethea did TTM but for a small fee. Ill get to it eventually but even if I dont send it off its still a great addition to my collection.


Next is a TTM return from Ray Guy. One of the best Punters of his time, he was kind enough to sign 3 cards for me which ill also show here.


The card above is from the 1985 Topps set. This will be going into my set binder shortly….and lastly….


A 1980 Topps card. I had originally gotten the card from Listia and had actually wanted this card for a relative of mine who is a Raiders fan. Since it is from their 2nd Super Bowl win (1980) ill be giving him this one.

Not only did I get that but I also got a few cards from some Blowout Cards Forum members. The first one here is from SDCardguy24. He was on his way to an autograph signing but unfortunately could not get the people I wanted to sign.

I was okay with that and my money was returned and cards unsigned. However I was also greeted by a nice surprise…


A Bowman Kyle Boller auto!. Sure it is an IP autograph and it may be a Bowman card but it was nice of him to give me a signed card even though I didnt ask for it. Thanks!

And lastly, some cards from another member lawjawjones.


On the forum he made a thread a while back about some custom relics he made himself. I saw them and thought “they look pretty good”. So I asked if he can make me a few and kindly offered to do them. A while later (which was this past weekend) I had 6 custom relic cards!


Three Sammy Winder cards, a Bobby Hebert and 2 more. Theyre all from the 1988 Topps set. Unfortunately as I was going through them I accidentally ripped the jersey card relic a bit. Thats my favorite one out of the lot! You can see the it in the first picture.


And the last 2 I mentioned. Ray Childress cards. I had 2 of each done because I want to see how they would look signed and also to give these guys a card of their own.

All these relics that I had made are from the 1988 Football set because its one of my favorite designs. Im thinking of having an entire relic set made but for now, 6 cards is pretty good.

We also traded a few cards. I sent some brewers parallels and got some Roberto Clemente cards in return Thanks lawjaw.

And thats it for now. Thanks for reading….


TTM Return: Kent Tekulve

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Last week I discussed that I had a ttm to show. This wasnt it. No, actually this came back yesterday and I was just so excited that I wanted to show it. It came with a thought though. Did he keep one or not?


Almost every time that I do a ttm request I ask the people to keep a card or 2. Its a way for me to thank the people im writing to. Well theres that but I also have a large collection of base cards. But I usually have a great memory of what I sent. With Mr. Tekulve however I cant seem to remember what I asked him to keep.

I dont know if it was a 1980 or a 1988 Topps card.


Either way, 3 more signed cards in my collection and one more that I no longer own. And ive said this a few times: any time I can get rid of cards im happy. Athletes actually keeping a card for themselves when I ask them to makes me even happier.

A big thank you goes to Kent Tekulve for giving me 3 more signed cards for my collection!

Thats a great way to end the month isnt it?

A listia trade

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I dont trade very often for several reasons. One is I dont have enough money for cards…ever. I save up and yet it dissapears for reasons which I dont know, stamps binders sheets you name it.

I dont put a lot aside which is a reason within a reason, but its also because what I have to trade is basically crap to the collecting community, at least the community I know.

About 98% of my collection is base and inserts. Thats it. No I dont like autos or relics or anything of the sort. The other 2 percent are parallels.  The other reasons…..well theyre pretty much in this category I dont need to explain.

Luckily I did manage to trade for a lot of cards I didnt have before, in form of 1985 Topps.


Thats a stack of about 50 cards. I traded a few inserts and junk wax type cards for these cards so id say I came on the better end of the deal.

Now I know anyone collecting must be wary of trading on a non trading site. I didnt care because I wanted to rid myself of a few extra cards. So had I been scammed it wouldnt have mattered.

(please dont scam me on a trade!)

Which leads me to this: im still waiting on a few people to get back to me on some trades. Either let me know if youre willing to trade or send an address.

I still need to work on a trade list and at this point its looking like it will take me 50 years to do.

Remember its mostly base but, my base for trade is getting better. I still have a lot of 1981 Baseball from that lot I got in March. I hope to be adding more 1985 Football in the coming months.

I also need a huge storage box because im running out of room and I dont want to see random boxes.

I wont burn my useless cards either. I know someone will want them.

Man this went from a trade post to…randomness.

Sorry about that. I got a ttm return ill be showing in a few days

A new layout…

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After some difficulty with some of my phones software I had to reset it and redownload this app.

I come to find this new layout for the app. Not bad. It will take some time getting used to but I think it will work out later.

Tomorrow I will be doing a real post. Dont worry

Birthday Post

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So I just want to share with you the fact that yesterday was my birthday!

And for the second year in a row I get a TTM return!


From Dane Iorg! Yeah the picture isnt good but hey, its all I got in terms of cards. Oh and a George Brett SP I won from listia.

Now, the cards I got signed from Mr. Iorg were a 1986 Topps, 1984 Topps and 2 1981 Topps. I offered him one and he didnt keep it.

One last thing. A bit of appreciation for blowout cards forum member sunsfan8 who sent me this…


A Topps chrome lot of 20 cards. It was part of a little fun contest and well, the winners (there were multiple) were given free cards as a prize.

So thank you to sunsfan8 and to Dane Iorg and of course the Listia seller I got the SP from.

Pretty good birthday if you ask me!

TTM Return: Dale Murphy

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Before I get started I just want to say that I scrapped the whole penny week. Laziness gets in the way, its not like I would have written a lot anyway. Well, here we go with another return….

Yesterday I recieved my first ttm return in a month. That came from Dale Murphy. I sent the card above along with 3 other over a month ago. Heres the other 3 I sent…

2 1987 Topps cards and….


A 2011 Topps SP. I like the way they look signed. But I guess its the same as every card. That makes 3 SPs I have signed from this set. Not that ill get them all signed, but its still fun.

I think next time ill send him his 2010 SP, as soon as I can find one…

Penny Week Pt. 2

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This one is from the adler planetarium. The planetarium is a large museum which allows people.to come in and see a lot about space. Im taking an astronomy class but I went as both part of a project and to get a bit of knowledge in what im learning I had a bit of difficulty learning the material and coming here actually helped me a bit. Still working on getting this better. Tomorrows penny is better

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