Clearly my goal to stay more active and on top of updating the progress on my 1987 Topps TTM Auto project has already gone off the rails – I would make up a myriad of excuses but you don’t care, wouldn’t believe me and would be completely fiction anyway.
I suck at posting and I will try to get better – that is all I can say. Lets jump in here with some of the good bad and ugly.
Here we go. A few more gentlemen that are no longer with us, headlined by Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Kirby Puckett. Will have to get a Kirby auto for the collection at some point in the future as he was such a fan favorite.
You will be missed –
#20 Gary Carter
#602 Gary Carter AS
#9 Gary Carter Glossy AS
#450 Kirby Puckett
#611 Kirby Puckett AS
#19 Kirby Puckett Glossy AS
#41 Bo Diaz
#468 George Bamberger
#730 Eric Show
#748 Mike Flanagan
#221 Vern Ruhle
#344 Joe Niekro
#633 Jose Uribe
And now, on to bigger and brighter things hopefully. Let’s start with the bad news shall we.
RETURN TO SENDER
#718 – Steve Carlton (18 days – saw that coming didn’t ya!)
#83 – Mike Davis
#163 – Kevin Gross
#562 Bryan Clutterbuck
So those were the four RTS – bad news, there were some returns with the old “you should send me some money for my autograph” requests. Personally, I will take the RTS as I at least get the stamp from the SASE back.
Alright – now on to the good news. I have been getting a few more requests out so there has been a little more activity in the mailbox but I should have more coming back at this point. Will have to ramp up my requests again in the coming weeks. Here we go…
So there you have it – I promise I will try to do a better job of staying on top of this stuff and will at least keep you updated with what is coming in. Since my last post I have sent out another 40 requests but I’m too lazy to go in and type them all in here now – stay tuned for some successes I hope – thanks!
As it stands, right now I have 76 autos returned (plus two extras), 25 RTS or refused, 1 checklist and 18 deceased with about 135 outstanding requests.