Auto requests really ramped up this spring with mixed results. Picked up a few that I didn’t expect back and have (seemingly) missed out on a few that I really thought would land in the mailbox. Oh well – if you never fall down, you never learn how to get back up (at least that’s what I tell my kids).
A few decent additions in the mailbox over the past few weeks – we’ll knock on wood and hope there are a few good weeks to come as the requests have gone out at a decent pace recently.
Ooops – I would love to tell you that this is the first time that I have sent a request to the wrong person, alas, it is not. A Big thank you to the “other” Matt Williams for returning my cards and signing his own for me!
Dave Righetti #616
Took about five months to get this one back – signed one of three, marker isn’t great and the corner is banged up but crossing off an AS card is still a good day as those have proven to be much more difficult in general.
Benito Santiago – 1987 Traded #109T and his 1988 Fleer
Had to pay a little bit for these through a Private Signing – sharp looking autos!
I think that is all for the 1987 Project – a lot of what follows was started with a pile of 1989 Topps. Throw in a few other side projects and here’s the result.
Frank Tanana – 3/3 plus his additional card
1985 Topps – 1989 Topps – 1991 Topps. Always a quick signer – thanks Frank!
Steve Farr – 3/3
1985 Topps – 1988 Fleer – 1989 Topps. Another quick signers – thanks Steve!
Terry Leach 2/2 – #63T and 1988 Fleer
I was wrong (and there is another below) – this is my second request to Leach who turned these two around quickly.
Chris Speier 3/3 – #115T plus 1988 Fleer and 1989 Topps
Always happy to add another 1987 but this one got smudged a little bit. Oh well, I have reserve stamps and another card plus a few others I would like to get from Mr Speier so another request will have to be sent – so be it.
Paul Mirabella 2/2 – 1985 Topps and 1989 Topps
Always a good day when you get a Mariner auto back!
Ron Kittle 3/3 – 1985 Topps, 1989 Topps and 1991 Topps
Mark Thurmond 1/3 – 1985 Topps
Mark returned the other two cards I submitted. This is my second request to him but maybe he is down to one card per ask. We shall see as I have a few more I need from him!
Will Clark 1/1 – 1989 Topps
My favorite of this grouping just because I think everyone on my Babe Ruth baseball team in 1989 wanted to be Will Clark. We looked really cool with all of that eye black!
Thanks for the look – hopefully more to report soon!
Stats for the 1987 Project as follows:
- 56 Deceased (5.87%)
- 337 Successes (35.32%)
- 191 Purchased/Traded (20.02%)
- 130 Pending (13.63%)
- 90 Failure (9.43%)