Sunday, July 16, 2017

TTM Success #40 - The Brain

My latest TTM autograph success is from a WWE Hall of Famer and in my opinion, the top heel manager of all time.  After his wrestling and managing days were over, he became a broadcaster and is one of my favorite announcers ever as well.



As I was writing this post, I googled Bobby Heenan.  I admittedly didn't realize that he's had as many health issues and may not be in the best of health.  I feel badly for having sent this now, but I'm thrilled to get it back.


I love the Allen & Ginter's card because of the image.  I wanted to have both he and Harley Race sign the card on the right.  Unfortunately, he signed the cards on the back, so I won't send on to Race.  Nonetheless, I am happy to add these to my collection.


If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1972 Topps #53 Bud Harrelson

Even in the condition this one is, I'll pick up any 45-year old card for a dime!

1972 Topps #53 Bud Harrelson

1972 Topps #53 Bud Harrelson
If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Make Sure You Know What You're Buying

One of these days I will learn to pay attention.  If you read my old blog, you might have seen this post about buying a card that I thought was something else.  The difference with today's post is that I bought these cards online.

The acquisitions were from Sportlots, where there aren't images for every card.  That's where I messed up.  It's all me.  The cards were listed as Auston Matthews but I had a brainfart and didn't pay attention that the card number was 400, which is a checklist.


I bought the card pictured on the left first.  It showed up later the day that I bought all of the others and realized my mistake.  I can't lie, it ruined my evening.  Oh well, at least I got another Stephen Johns out of the transaction.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Dime Box Buy: 1988 Classic Blue #243 Gregg Jefferies

I need to get Joey from the Dub Mentality blog to tell me how much this card booked for in the early-1990s.

1988 Classic Blue #243 Gregg Jefferies

1988 Classic Blue #243 Gregg Jefferies

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Friday, July 7, 2017

TTM Success #39 - It's Been Awhile

It's been awhile since I've posted about and TTM autograph successes.  I sent out five requests last week though and the first returned today.



This is my second TTM success from Bob Cousy.  I have no plans to send him more.  I picked up two cards over a year ago, not realizing that he will only sign one per request.  So, I waited a year and was successful.  It came back in nine days, the same number of days as my first request.

If you've never tried requesting autographs through the mail, I recommend Mr. Cousy as one to start with.  He is very dependable and success will give you confidence and motivate you.

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Dime Box Buy: 1978 Topps #23 Bump Wills

After a successful rookie season in which he was given the Topps rookie trophy, his career in the majors was pretty short.  His last major league cards from his playing days were from the 1983 season.

1978 Topps #23 Bump Wills

1978 Topps #23 Bump Wills (back)
If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1986 Topps Traded #120T Bob Walk

I wasn't passing this one up.  Something tells me that Matt at Bob Walk the Plank will give it a good home, no matter how many copies he already has.

1986 Topps Traded #120T Bob Walk

1986 Topps Traded #120T Bob Walk (back)
If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!