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Old 03-23-2014, 09:41 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I've finished getting my st haul scanned and sorted, and I'll be able to have it up tonight (much sooner than I had first anticipated).

4x6s: Yan Gomes, Adam Rosales, Jose Dariel Abreu, Taijuan Walker, Kensuke Tanaka, Matt Shoemaker
Index Cards: Harold Baines, Ellis Burks, Larry Walker, Daryl Boston, Jonathan Gray, Vinny Castilla
Indians custom cards: Cody Allen, Charlie Nagy
Reds custom cards: Jason Bourgeois, Neftali Soto, Jose Diaz, Corky Miller, Chris Nelson, Ramon Santiago, Pedro Beato

The Gomes along with the custom cards all came from the "Reds/Indians Fanfest" I went to in Goodyear on Saturday night.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:50 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Now for the cards: more coming!

If any of them look a little weird, the sheets they're in are kind of dirty so pay it no mind. These are roughly in order from when I got them, I tried to alphabetize a few in between but you can pretty much tell the patterns corresponding to where I went and who I got.

Day 1: Indians practice, Royals inside stadium (Royals @ Indians). Later caught a few Rockies entering the A's stadium (index cards). Very happy with all of these, but with the Aoki didn't smudge off partially!
Day 2: I had tickets to the Dodgers/Cubs game (lawn) but instead went over to catch the White Sox practice (very smart move!), netted me Konerko and like 15 others! Later I went to the Mariners afternoon practice and nabbed some more. That sheet is missing apparently, I'll add that in a future post...
Day 3: Rangers practice, Royals game, White Sox night game.
Day 4: White Sox practice (no one was around except for Molina and Leesman pretty much, minor leaguers had full squads though), then I left the Rockies @ Dodgers game empty handed.
Day 5: Padres practice, Rockies @ Padres, Rangers night game.
Day 6: Rangers practice (only minors), Padres @ Mariners night game
Day 7: Mariners practice (only got Montero), Brewers @ Mariners
Day 8: Angels @ Royals (only got Scioscia and Hamilton)
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:58 PM   #53 (permalink)
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a few more

Day 10: Angels practice (just pitchers + Pena, Green, Cowgill), Angels game (Pujols, Calhoun)
Day 11: Indians/Reds Fanfest at Goodyear Ballpark. Alomar, Francona, Salazar, Simon, Lindor, Clint Frazier. Lastly my two lone ttms, Joseph sent May of 2013 (306 days!) and another 2014 ST return, Doolittle (49 days)
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Forgot about these two sheets, Gallo, Konerko, Sale, Franklin, Morrison, Paxton!!

Completely random, but Leone was born in the same city I was. I talked to him, Nagy, and Denorfia about Connecticut when I had the chances. Nagy went to Uconn which is just down the road from me. He and Leone were really nice, Denorfia completely didn't care haha.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:32 PM   #55 (permalink)
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One more ST return today. 1/2 from JD Martinez, who was recently dropped by the Astros and scooped up by the Tigers. 55 days. He kept my Bowman card but signed the Gypsy O.o

18/59 = 30%. With only three more mail days left in March, I'm really hoping I can get a few more returns. I was off to a really fast start with like 15 returns in February but with only like 3 in March My initial goal of 24 (near 40%) seemed plausible after a steady first month but I'm pretty much doubting it now. I'd be lucky to get 2 more this month to break 20
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:59 PM   #56 (permalink)
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It's been almost 2 weeks now without a return... I have mailed out 30+ things in the meantime though, including Aroldis Chapman, Alex Morgan, Doug Fister and many more from ST that I couldn't get, namely minor leaguers. Excluding the last two maildays for me (Martinez and Doolittle+Joseph), it's been almost 33 days otherwise since my last consistent stretch of mail returns. With my 170+ pending ttms since last year at this time still out there, every day without a return is just torture Hopefully it would be nice to get at least one thing back sometime soon... at least minor league baseball is back again, I plan on hitting up at least 2 Rock Cats games this month so fortunately I won't be so autograph starved
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The best thing to do if you can do it is assume they are never going to make it. I've graduated the idea of holding hope. Every once in a blue moon something trickles in and it's a nice surprise.
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Wow! Actually got a reply today, but it's definitely not one I was expecting really. 1/1 Guy Fieri, postmarked Oakland, CA on April 7th. I think it might be a secretarial or something though, IDK I just think something looks off. Looking at his twitter feed, he was in Las Vegas until the 7th, so maybe it is possible he returned to his restaurant in the Bay area and signed... who knows
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Got two more cards back today, my first of the 2014 regular season! 2/2 from Brock Holt, sent to AAA Pawtucket. 10 days! Love the Prizm cards
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Got two more cards back today, my first of the 2014 regular season! 2/2 from Brock Holt, sent to AAA Pawtucket. 10 days! Love the Prizm cards
Thanks for posting. I was wondering if I should send to Brock yet or not. This all but confirms.
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Two more today, 1/1 Kolbrin Vitek (sent to home) and 1/1 of Rockies rule 5 pitcher Tommy Kahnle I would have liked it better if they signed in better colours, but I suppose beggars can't be choosers I know Vitek isn't worth much to anyone now but I just personally thought it was really sad to hear he retired. I had a card of him I set aside for this year to maybe get in person, I mean granted he's not a prospect but 1st round pick has got to mean something... I wrote him and Kahnle both really nice letters, so I'm pumped to get these back.
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Two more today, 1/1 Kolbrin Vitek (sent to home) and 1/1 of Rockies rule 5 pitcher Tommy Kahnle I would have liked it better if they signed in better colours, but I suppose beggars can't be choosers I know Vitek isn't worth much to anyone now but I just personally thought it was really sad to hear he retired. I had a card of him I set aside for this year to maybe get in person, I mean granted he's not a prospect but 1st round pick has got to mean something... I wrote him and Kahnle both really nice letters, so I'm pumped to get these back.
Nice returns, I was plenty surprised to hear the Vitek retired.
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and 2 more cards today! on a roll now as that's 4 straight days with returns

1/1 Yoervis Medina (13 days) - sent to MLB Seattle
1/1 JB Shuck (14 days) - sent to AAA Salt Lake
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Got two more returns in today, unfortunately they're both a bit messy but I appreciate the inscription from fellow Nutmegger Mr. John McDonald! That one rubbed off in the envelope while Adduci I'm pretty sure is a lefty smudge. Curse you left hand smudge!!

both 1/1 an in 17 days.
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My little bro lives in Connecticut. I thought it was funny when he told me that's what people from their are referred to as.
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Nice McDonald inscription! I'll have to try him on 1 of his D-Back cards.
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My little bro lives in Connecticut. I thought it was funny when he told me that's what people from their are referred to as.
Haha yeah I honestly didn't know about it until a friend told me once that was "our" word.

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Thanks man, I wrote him a sincere letter and I'm happy he took the time to write the inscription.
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Got back from Seadogs @ Rock Cats a little while ago, came out with 9 signed items today (8 cards and 1 picture), not bad I think for my first milb game this season.

In order:
Sea Dogs:
Henry Ramos x1 (2011 Pro Debut)
Blake Swihart x1 (2013 Pro Debut)
Shannon Wilkerson x1 (2010 Bowman)
Mookie Betts x1 (4x6)
Sean Coyle x1 (2011 Heritage)
Keith Couch x1 (2012 Bowman) - After game

Rock Cats: (all after game)
Sean Gilmartin x1 (2013 Heritage)
Daniel Ortiz x1 (2013 Rock Cats team card)
Kennys Vargas x1 (2012 Bowman)

Pics tomorrow, happy Easter
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How many Rock Cats games do you get to a year?
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Seems like a solid night!
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At least one a month, I must have done at least 5 during the June-August stretch of last year. I will most likely get a job this summer though so I'm certain my free time will be dramatically cut.

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Thanks man! I wish Marrero was there though, he didn't play today and I never saw him before the game. The crowd for Henry Owens was insane! I'm happy I got him last season before the hype really kicked in.
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I'm jealous that you get to go to that many! The closest minor league team to me is 5 hours, and closest MLB team is 3-4 hours (Rockies and Sky Sox) so I'm jealous of all of you guys that post your IP autos
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New England is certainly not a bad place to be, what with the AA Twins, AA Red Sox, AA Blue Jays, AAA Red Sox, all of the teams that play in their circuits, and the Major League teams (from where I live in north CT) - 2 hours to Boston, 3 to New York, 5 to Philadelphia etc.
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Here are the pics from last night
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1/1 today from Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez, Rangers 2013 draftee and current Myrtle Beach Pelican. This was a card I brought with me to ST but couldn't get signed the days I was at camp. Also, very happy to receive a certain 50/50 back today from Neymar check out Trouty's 50/50 thread if you're interested in working with him! I'm very happy about our dealing.
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