Not going to dive into the weeds too much with this update – kind of disappointed with how the week has gone as I was really hoping for more. Oh well, here we are – pickups since the last update are as follows:
Bret Saberhagen 3/3 with fee – about two months.
Ok – I am a whiner. I was quite pleased with this return – took a couple of months but the cards and signatures look great. Now I am in a better mood.
#239 Juan Espino – Private Signing
Another 1987 Topps to cross of the list – fairly reasonable price for a PS and looks nice.
Mark Gubicza 3/3 in 11 days
Always a great signer – filled in a few wants from 1985, 1989 and 1991 Topps
#252 Denny Martinez – Private Signing
This one looks great so I shouldn’t complain…but…
I had requested this one be inscribed with his nickname “El Presidente” – it was an oversight by the signer and I did get my money for the inscription back – oh well, will just have to get another some day.
#688 and #4T – Juan Beniquez – Private Signing
Again, reasonable pricing and the cards look great. Plus it’s always nice to pick up two from the same player in the set(s) with one submission.
John Costello 2/2 in 28 days
I have been pulling out of a box of 1989 Topps which was where this one started out – nice to pick up the 1990 UD along with it.
Ryne Sandberg 2/3 in ten days
I finally submitted to Ryno with his modest fee – he signed two and sent back the 1987 unsigned…bah…
Of course I now have to send to him again for the 1987 Project. Oh well – quick turnaround and well worth it for a player like Sandberg.
Zane Smith 3/3 in nine days
Always a quick turnaround and a nice signature – very much appreciated Z (I completely made up that nickname – but I am sure someone called him that at some point).
Steve Searcy 3/3 18 days
Yep – these are three Steve Searcy autographs – they sure are.
Thanks for tuning in – hopefully more in the mailbox next week. I also have a few audits and organizational changes I would like to make over the weekend – let’s see if I have any time to do so (my daughter has four softball games tomorrow – these kids are insane!).