Gotta love it when you have long since written off getting something back and you find a stamp you haven’t used in some time in the mailbox – always a lot of questions but fun to tear into.
Not a ton to report here but a few have landed over the last couple of weeks that you may want to review.
Art Howe 3/3 in 25 days – I believe this is my second success, maybe third from Howe. Always great – the 1989 and 1991 are sets you will see a lot of, need to start working more on the 1984 set but have yet to pick up more than the handful of cards I have on hand. Oh well, I probably have enough here to keep me busy.
Frank DiPino 2/2 in 56 days – second success from DiPino. It’s interesting to see how many of these guys end up playing on both sides of big rivalries – which should tell you that it all means way more to the fans than the players.
Bobby Dernier 2/2 in 312 days – another case where I had sent a different request (that was returned to me as not deliverable) and then this came back. Love the “Gold Glove ’84” inscription!
Joe Hesketh 1/1 in 21 days – auto is a bit chunky but what the heck. It will look good with the rest of the 1989 group.
Bob Boone 3/3 in 46 days – the 1985 Topps Father and Son card may be my favorite return from this batch, great looking card! Nice to add another 1983 Topps to the collection as well – thanks Bob!
Bill Wegman – sent 3 and got back 4 plus a religious flyer – all in about a month. Second return from Bill – thanks!
Don Heinkel 1/1 in 21 days – not the greatest looking card or signature but it will fit in the binder.
Dave Bergman 1987 Topps #700 – RIP. A fellow collector sent me a note about this eBay auction as he knew I needed it for my set and, as Dave has passed away, this is not the easiest card to find. Was able to pick it up for a very decent price.
Gary Ward 3/3 in 52 days – love the lambchops on the 1983 Topps card. Beauty!
Eddie Whitson 3/3 in 45 days – pen is a little bit light but, all in all, not to bad.
That is all for today – full mail boxes to you all!