Sunday, November 30, 2014

Autographed Card of the Week 11/30/14: Tyson Ross

Tyson Ross 2010 Topps RC Oakland Athletics Baseball Card

This was a TTM Success in 2011 for Athletics Spring Training. Tyson was a 2014 All-Star (His first selection) but did not go because he pitched the week of the game. I was just going through and I stumbled upon this card. I also met his younger brother Joe in 2013 in South Bend. I hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving. Thanks Tyson.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TTM Success Phil Geisler

Phil Geisler 1995 Upper Deck Philadelphia Phillies top prospect baseball card

This was a long return almost 1 year from Phil Geisler. He is a career Minor Leaguer for the Phillies, Mets, Astros, Marlins and Pirates. He was a 9th round selection of the Phillies in 1991. He signed these c/o his home and this is a good return I always like getting autographs like this back. Thanks Phil.

Monday, November 24, 2014

AFL TTM Success Brandon Nimmo

A total scan of my Brandon Nimmo cards he signed and personalized 4/4
 Brandon Nimmo 1968 Topps Sporting News 2010 Under Armour All-American custom baseball card personalized
 Brandon Nimmo 1972 Topps New York Mets custom baseball card personalized
 Brandon Nimmo 2013 Topps Futures Game custom baseball card personalized
Brandon Nimmo 2010 Bowman Under Armour All-American custom baseball card personalized

I am glad to get these back from Brandon Nimmo. Brandon was a 2011 1st round draft pick by the Mets. He was also a 2010 Under Armour All-American which is cool. He signed 4/4 in two months c/o the Scottsdale Scorpions. He also personalized them which is cool. I hope he keeps moving up in the Mets organization. Thanks Brandon and good luck. Great return.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Autographed Card of the Week 11/23/14: Al Ripley (RIP)

Allen Ripley 1983 Topps Chicago Cubs baseball card

Allen Ripley passed away earlier this month. I thought I would share this TTM Success I got of him a few years back. I remember when I received this that I just thought "wow this is a beautiful autograph this is really cool" He was only 62 years young. It was a shame with all the deaths happening in baseball at that time with Taveras and the former A's pitcher Brad Halsey. I will always remember this TTM Success. Take it easy up there Allen. Rest in peace.

Allen Stevens Ripley
(October 18, 1952-November 7, 2014)

Here is his obituary written by his family:
Allen Ripley's obituary
Allen S. ‘Rip’ Ripley, 62
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Allen S. “Rip” Ripley, of North Attleboro, passed away at Mass General Hospital on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. He was 62.
Allen was born in Norwood on Oct. 18, 1952, to the late Walter F. “Walt” Ripley Sr. and the late Mary E. (Sullivan) Ripley.
Raised and educated in North Attleboro, Allen graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1970. He then followed in his father’s footsteps by pursuing his dream of pitching for the Boston Red Sox.
That pursuit started in 1972 when he was signed into the Red Sox farm system. He moved his way up over the next several years and finally captured his dream on April 10, 1978, when he made his major league debut for the Red Sox. He continued his career by pitching for the Red Sox in 1979, San Francisco Giants in 1980-1981 and Chicago Cubs in 1982. Allen’s finest season was in 1977 with the Pawtucket Red Sox, when he recorded 15 wins and only 4 losses which set all-time records for most wins, most consecutive wins and highest winning percentage in a single season, two of which still stand today.
Allen is survived by wife, Amelia Ripley; children: Erin Ripley, Eric Ripley and Lindsey Messier; grandchild, Emily Leary; siblings: Robert Van Ness, Nancy Laviolette and Walter “Skipper” Ripley Jr.; best friend, Dana Alger; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Allen was the brother of the late Raymond Ripley.
Family and friends are invited to come together in honor of Allen’s life on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 52 Bulfinch St., North Attleboro.  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

AFL TTM Success Andrew Lorraine

A total scan of my Andrew Lorraine cards he signed 4/4 in a weak silver sharpie

 Andrew Lorraine 1978 Topps Player/Coach Clinton Lumberkings custom baseball carf
 Andrew Lorraine 1969 Topps Chicago Cubs Cubs custom baseball card
 Andrew Lorraine 1995 Action Packed Vancouver Canadians custom baseball card
Andrew Lorraine 2012 Bowman White cracked ice custom baseball card

This is a good return from Andrew Lorraine who is a coach in the Arizona Fall League. He signed my cards 4/4 in a iffy Silver Sharpie so I think I will re send to him and give him an extra copy of the cards so he does not think I am double dipping on him. I wrote to him and told him that I met him in the 2013 season when Clinton came to South Bend and he wrote back answering my questions and said he did not remember me (I did not expect him to) and he answered my questions and complemented my cards. He signed these in two weeks c/o the Surprise Saguaros. Thanks Andrew and I'll be writing you back soon. Go Cubs.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular Card Show Recap *Amazing $1 Autographs and a box break with great cards* 11/21/14

Rosemont, IL-- This was a great show I don't want to come off like I am bragging but I might be I got some great autographs for $1 each, some were free too and I bought a box of 2014 Heritage Minors and I got a free shirt and I only spent $80. I do better and better every year going to this show. Here is what I got from the $1 auto boxes:


All cards from top left to bottom right:

Hunter Virant 2011 Topps Team USA AUTO Price I paid: $1
Jonathan Garcia 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions AUTO Price I paid: $1
Pedro Baez 2010 Bowman Chrome AUTO Price I paid: $1
Sean O'Sullivan 2007 Just Rookies Minors AUTO Price I paid: $1
Josh Rutledge 2014 Panini America's Passtime AUTO 29/125 Price I paid: $1
Michael Almanzar 2007 Just Rookies Minors AUTO Price I paid: $1 
Dace Kime Panini Elite Extra Edition Franchise Future 427/669 AUTO Price I paid: $1
Jhoulys Chacin 2008 Donruss Playoff Contenders RC AUTO Price I paid: $0 FREE
Wilmer Flores 2014 Topps Finest RC AUTO Price I paid: $0 FREE
David Lyon 2011 Topps Chrome Team USA AUTO Price I paid: $1
Matt Curry 2010 Panini Collegiate Patches AUTO 55/125 Price I paid: $1
Phillip Pfeifer III 2010 Topps Team USA Jersey/AUTO Price I paid: $1
Christian Lopes 2010 Topps Team USA AUTO Price I paid: $1
Kevin Ziomek 2013 Bowman Sterling AUTO Price I paid: $1
Hunter Renfroe 2013 Bowman Sterling AUTO Price I paid: $1 (YES!!!!! This is a great deal)
Danny Espinosa 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen AUTO Price I paid: $1
Angelo Gumbs 2013 Leaf Memories AUTO Price I paid: $1
Hunter Dozier 2013 Bowman Sterling AUTO Price I paid: $1 (This is such a good deal)
Jonathan Crawford 2013 Bowman Sterling AUTO Price I paid: $1
Scott Snodgress 2011 Panini Playoff Contenders Draft Ticket AUTO Price I paid: $1
Mark Montgomery 2013 Bowman Inception AUTO Price I paid: $1 (Was being sold for $5 somewhere else at the show)
Mel Rojas Jr. (Cookies son) 2010 Panini Extra Edition 5/50 AUTO Price I paid: $1
Nick Ciuffo 2013 Leaf Memories AUTO Price I paid: $1
Dave Stieb 2014 Panini Prizm AUTO Price I paid: $1

Carson Fulmer 2011 Topps Team USA Jersey Auto Price I paid: $1
Elvin Soto/Blake Swihart 2010 Bowman Team USA Dual AUTO Price I paid: $1
John Mayberry 2005 Bowman Sterling RC AUTO Price I paid: $1 (He is hard to get now)
Drew Pomeranz 2012 Bowman Black SP AUTO Price I paid: $1
A.J. Jimenez 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition RC 657/695 AUTO Price I paid: $1
Jimmy Nelson 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition RC 245/640 AUTO Price I paid: $1
I paid $30 for all of those I can not believe it this was such a success now some hits from the box:
 I bought a box of 2014 Topps Heritage Minors and they gave me a free shirt
 A better picture of the box
 All of the packs for only $45 that is the deal of the century
 Fisrt pack ripped
 Second pack ripped
 3rd pack ripped
 Some Cubs guys to start off
Another Cub
More Cubs
Another Cub
First auto: Mike Morin
 Black #97/105
 Jersey and Baez
 Rest in peace Oscar
 Auto of Tommy Murphy
I like him. Another Cub.
 C.J. Edwards is my man I'm going to get this signed
 I like him a lot I am going to send to him again
 Black #97/105 I'm going to send this too
 Black #97/105
All of my cards, what a deal
Thanks everyone this was such a great day I am only going one day this year so I did pretty well. I got an amazing deal which I can't get over. I hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving. Don't forget to follow my blog and follow by email its worth it.

AFL TTM Success Ethan Stewart

 Ethan Stewart 1982 Topps In action custom baseball card
 Ethan Stewart 1961 Fleer Lakewood Blue Claws custom baseball card
 Ethan Stewart 2014 Bowman Gold xfractor Clearwater threshers custom baseball card
 Ethan Stewart 2012 Multi-Aid Sports Lakewood BlueClaws team issue card that he added in for me
 Ethan Stewart 2013 Topps Clearwater Threshers custom baseball card
Ethan Stewart 2013 Grandstand Clearwater Threshers team issue baseball card that he added in for me

I think this is a great return from Ethan Stewart. He added the longest letter anyone has ever written me a 4 page hand written letter answering all of my questions and saying the cards I made are better than the ones the team gave him (which is correct, he is a smart guy.) And he was a member of the Canadian national team. He is one of my favorites now I always like when players reach out to me like him it is really cool. Thanks so much Ethan I'll try to keep in touch. He signed these in 19 days c/o the Scottsdale scorpions. Great return good luck Ethan

AFL TTM Success Steven Moya

A total scan of my Steven Moya cards he signed 3/3
Steven Moya 2012 Grandstand Midwest League Top Prospects team set baseball card
 Steven Moya 1962 Topps Detroit Tigers custom baseball card

Steven Moya 2010 Bowman 2014 Futures Game world team custom baseball card

I am glad to get him back with all of the cards signed not the toploader. Last year I sent him the MWL card and he signed the toploader which I am going to turn into a cut signature. He is a beast I know he will be great for the tigers for years to come. I am also surprised he signed 3/3. He signed these c/o the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. Thanks Steven and good luck.

AFL TTM Success Justin Bohn

A total scan of my Justin Bohn he signed 2/2
 Justin Bohn 2009 Topps Pro Debut Batavia Muckdogs custom baseball card

Justin Bohn 1961 Topps Minors Batavia MuckDogs custom baseball card

This is a good success from Justin Bohn, Marlins Prospect. These were the last cards I printed with my old printer so you can tell that they are not the best quality. He signed these c/o the Salt River Rafters in two months. I am glad to add these to my collection, Thanks Justin.