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HUGE TTM SUCCESS!!!! A Wade Boggs Signed Baseball Bat For My Collection!!! Gotta See This!!!

HUGE TTM SUCCESS!!!!  A Wade Boggs Signed Baseball Bat For My Collection!!!  Gotta See This!!!

For the better part of a year, I have been seeing successful, and beautiful, autographs being signed by Hall of Famer Wade Boggs through the mail.

I even got in on the action – sending and receiving some signed cards from Mr. Boggs in 2012.

As a kid living in South Florida during my childhood, I had no ‘home team’ to cheer for – so I got to pick any team and player to call ‘mine’.

I chose Andre Dawson, Dale Murphy, and Wade Boggs.

So, anytime I can bring a baseball card or piece of memorabilia or autograph into my collection from one of these players, I will usually try to do my best to make it happen.

And lately, I have been seeing people sending and receiving a lot of premium items from Mr. Boggs.  From helmets to specialty baseballs to oversized photos – and they all look G-R-E-A-T.

So, I took a gamble.  I sent him a baseball bat!!!

And wouldn’t you know it – in 13 days the bat was returned to me – and it was signed perfectly!!!!

Have a look:

Boggs Bat 1

What?  You want a closer look?  OK.  Try this:

Boggs Bat 2

Closer??  Ok, I think that I can do that:

Boggs Bat 3

Signed perfectly – and with the inscriptions that I asked for too!!!  Mr Boggs signed the bat perfectly centered on the barrel of the bat with ‘HOF 05’ and ‘5x Batting Champ’ inscriptions!!!

Thank you so much, Mr. Boggs!!!!  This bat is a fantastic addition to my collection and I cannot think of a more fitting item to have in my collection that reminds me of the great, elite player that you were!!!

Another Fantastic TTM Return From Wade Boggs!!! Y-E-S!!!!

Another Fantastic TTM Return From Wade Boggs!!!  Y-E-S!!!!

He did it again, and I smiling from ear to ear.

In three attempts, I am 3/3 with mailing cards to Wade Boggs with the intent of adding some new autographs to my collection.

Some cards were sent with a small donation, and some were free.  And they all came back with beautiful signatures!!!

Have a look at the latest haul:

Awesome stuff, right??  Two more fantastic autographs for my collection – I am loving it!!!

Thank you Mr. Boggs.  You are the best!!!

Another Wade Boggs TTM SUCCESS – YES!!!!

Another Wade Boggs TTM SUCCESS – YES!!!!

He did it again.

Well, I guess that I did it again as well.

I kind of ran a little test – you may recall that roughly three weeks ago I received a TTM return from HAll of Famer Wade Boggs.  If you didn’t read that story, you can here.

Well, soon after, I thought I would try a test.  You see, I had been seeing that Boggs had been signing for both fees and no fees.

So, I put two envelopes in the mail, each with two cards and a very nice letter.  In one envelope there was no donation.  And in the other, I slipped in a $10 bill.

And what do you know???

The return envelope that had my letter, two baseball cards, AND a $10 bill was returned to me with two more Wade Boggs autographs!!!

Have a look:

I would say that this was $10 that was very well spent.

And if the others come back, I will certainly show them off as well…

Thank you Mr. Boggs!!!

TTM SUCCESS: Hall Of Famer Wade Boggs!!!

TTM SUCCESS: Hall Of Famer Wade Boggs!!!

Wow, I am very excited about this return.

I had been seeing positive TTM results from Wade Boggs for more than a month straight.  He’s been signing up a storm lately – both for fees and for free as well.  And he is signing all kinds of stuff too – from cards to balls to photos – and they all are coming out great!!!

So, I wanted in on the action and I sent two cards to Mr. Boggs about three weeks ago.

And wouldn’t you know it, he signed both for me – FOR FREE!!!

Here they are:

Pretty nice, huh???

I am very excited to add these to my collection.  And I may have to try for a few more too.  It seems like with a very small amount of cash, he will add the ‘HOF 05’ inscription.

I am going to test it out – Stay tuned!!!

And ‘Thank You Mr. Boggs’!!!!!

Reggie Jackson 2003 Fleer ‘Rookies & Greats’

Reggie Jackson 2003 Fleer ‘Rookies & Greats’

Just another of the many modern baseball cards that I have fallen in love with over the years.

And this one is from a set of cards that I have never seen before’ Fleer’s ‘Rookies & Greats’.

Take a look:

Great pic, huh?  Yeah, I am not usually a big fan of cards that have been drastically cropped but this one works.  And I like the background color too – it allows for a Black and White picture to stand out.

I like the theme, I just wonder what they did with the set.  I am going to have to find a checklist for this one.  For sure.


Did You Know…

Among those who have played in 20 games or more, Reggie Jackson is the career leaders in slugging percentage in World Series play.  Jackson slugged .755 in 27 World Series games.

YES – I Have Finally Added A Signed Wade Boggs Baseball To My Collection!!!

YES – I Have Finally Added A Signed Wade Boggs Baseball To My Collection!!!

Ever since meeting Wade Boggs back in April of this year, I have wanted to add a signed ball to my collection.

And while I want to the event fully prepared to have him sign a ball (and bat) for me, that did not work out as I anticipated.

Still, I have the memories.  And Boggs was one of my favorites as a kid, so it was a thrill that will last a long time for this fan!!

Anyway, I have been shopping for Boggs stuff for a while now.  And I even want as far as searching his future signing events in hope of finding a cheap enough event to send stuff in for.  Sadly, as with most former Yankees players, they can charge a bunch and sell out tickets quickly so that avenue was closed to me.

But Ebay?  Yes, Ebay is a collector’s friend.

And if you are patient enough, you too can bring home an item like this for a very, very affordable rate.

So, I did.  And I could not be more pleased!!!

A fantastic addition to my signed baseball collection.


Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

Besides the player that I am building ‘super collections’ of, there are a few guys that I will buy cards of without a second guess.

Some of the guys on the list:

Frank Robinson

Joe Morgan

Rickey Henderson

Brooks Robinson

and Reggie Jackson.

While at card shows, if I discover a card of one of these fellas, I scoop it up.  If I am shopping with a seller on Ebay, I check all of their auctions to see if they have any cards of these guys that I may like.

I recently bought this card.  It was an ‘add-on’ to another auction that I won.

But you know what, it can also take ‘Center Stage’!!!

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen – ‘MOONSHOTS’

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen – ‘MOONSHOTS’

The 2012 Gypsy Queen release brings us some really neat ideas for subsets.  And as a big fan of the subset, I am considering collecting a few of them myself.

But, while that decision has yet to be made at this point, I was not going to stop myself from picking up this card of Reggie Jackson from the ‘MOONSHOTS’ set.

Have a look:

I am really digging this one – and you know what, the Purple border is not as bad as what I expected to find when I saw it in person…

Time for me to check out the full checklist of this set.  It may be a goal worth going after.

Stay tuned.

Reggie Jackson 2001 50 Years Of Topps – ‘Noteworthy’

Reggie Jackson 2001 50 Years Of Topps – ‘Noteworthy’

While in my last post it may have been a tad hard to identify Reggie in the photo, this card here is unmistakable.

Unmistakable, and fantastic at the same time!!!

I am really starting to like this ‘Noteworthy’ set from the 2001 Topps baseball card set.  The background is engaging, and Topps did a very solid job in selecting images to use for the set.

And that Gold ‘Topps 50’ logo is SWEET!!!!!