Friday, May 30, 2014

Jackson's Autos: Dee Gordon is leading MLB in stolen bases

I know I have been posting almost all TTM's recently so I thought I needed to mix it up and post what's going around MLB like Los Angeles Dodgers Second Baseman Dee Gordon leading the MLB by more than a 10 steal deficit. He is currently at 32 stolen bases as of today (5/30/14) and is being followed by Jose Altuve with 19 stolen bases. Dee is the son of Tom "Flash" Gordon former MLB pitcher and brother of top high school prospect Nick Gordon.

I will continue to follow Dee Gordon's stolen bases and hopefully see him on TV at the 2014 MLB All-Star game. Good luck with staying on the leader boards and I hope I educated whoever has read this on what's going on in MLB Baseball.

I picked up this card at a card show last fall and thought it would be a good addition as it is proving to be.

TTM Success Joe Amalfitano

I know what you are thinking... 'What kind of card is that?' 'I have never seen that design before.' Well this is a Jackson's Autos custom baseball card designed and printed by me which you will be seeing more of coming soon for the past week or two I have been printing and sending them out. Anyways.... on to my Joey Amalfitano TTM:

Joe Amalfitano is a former MLB player and Coach playing for the Cubs, Giants, and Houston Colt '45s and mananged the Chicago Cubs and coached with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joe signed this card sent c/o his home and returned my other card explaining that it was a picture of Ernie Broglio not him. Thanks Joe and good luck.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TTM Success Scooter Tucker

Scooter Tucker is a former MLB backup catcher for the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians. Scooter signed my card sent c/o the Carolina Mud Cats where he is the Manager. Scooter played in parts of 3 MLB seasons and has coached in the Minor Leagues in the Cleveland Indians organization for the past few years mostly as a Manger. Thanks Scooter for signing my cool card. Good luck.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

TTM Success Zach Miner

Zach Miner is a pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization. He signed this card sent c/o the Tacoma Rainiers and returned it very quickly. Zach has played in multiple MLB seasons and will probably make it up to the Seattle bullpen this season. Thanks Zach for signing my 2008 Topps Heritage and good luck.  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

TTM Success Fred Wenz

Fred Wenz is a former MLB relief pitcher for the (1968-1969 Boston Red Sox, 1970 Philadelphia Phillies.) He added a signature almost identical to the one on the card 43 years later which shows consistency and is a great addition. Fred signed this sent c/o his home very quickly and is a great addition on a vintage 1971 Topps. Thanks Fred and good luck.

TTM Success Bob Humphreys

Bob Humphreys is a former MLB pitcher. Bob played in 9 MLB seasons (1962 Detroit Tigers, 1963-1964 Saint Louis Cardinals, 1965 Chicago Cubs, 1966-1970 Washington Senators, 1970 Milwaukee Brewers.) Bob signed this card sent c/o his home and returned a letter on Cardinals stationary answering my questions. The 1964 World Series Champion signed my 1971 Topps with a great signature. Thanks Bob and good luck.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

TTM Success Merv Rettenmund

 Merv Rettenmund (Add in card)
 Merv Rettenmund
Merv Rettenmund

Great return today from 4x World Series veteran and a 2x World Series Champion (1975 Reds and 1970 Oriole) Merv added the 2004 Upper Deck in addition to signing my vintage cards with a great signature. Merv played from 1968-1980 with the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, California Angels in that order. Thanks Mr. Rettenmund and good luck.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TTM Success Jason Frasor

 Jason Frasor
Jason Frasor

A great return today from a local player from Oak Forest. Jason made his MLB Debut on April 16, 2004 as a Toronto Blue Jay where has played 9 big league seasons. Jason also played for the Chicago White Sox and is currently playing for the Texas Rangers. He signed these two cards sent c/o the Texas Rangers Spring Training Facility. Jason is in his 11th big league season and it is always nice to get a great autograph like his on my baseball cards. Thanks Jason and good luck in Texas.

Friday, May 9, 2014

TTM Success Yasel Gutierrez

Yasel Gutierrez is a great addition because I am now one away from completing the 2011 Joliet Slammers baseball card set which I have been working on since my working days in 2011 with the Slammers. This was a unusual TTM Success because I didn't actually send Yas the card he sent me one of his own which is one of the most generous things a player has done for me and it is greatly appreciated. It is nice to get a Slammers Card signed because I have been missing the days with the boys in Joliet and it is good to add another Slammers autograph to my collection. Thanks Yasel and good luck.

TTM Success Ryan Gripp

Ryan Gripp is a former MiLB infielder from 1999-2003 and 2005-2007 and took the 2004 season off. Ryan played the majority of his career in the Chicago Cubs organization making it as high as AA with the Cubs. Ryan was traded to the Brewers from the Cubs for Paul Bako in January 2003. Ryan Gripp signed this card sent c/o his home in a weak fading ballpoint pen but it is still a good addition to my collection. From 2003, 2005-2007 he played independently for the Winnipeg Goldeyes, Souix City Explorers, and St. Paul Saints. Thanks Ryan and good luck. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TTM Success Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is currently playing for the Texas Rangers he was invited to their Spring Training camp this year and that is where I sent the card. Josh has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Florida Marlins, and Washington Nationals so far in his career. Thanks Josh and good luck.