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  • Common Autograph Abbreviations

    Here are some explanation of the abbreviations and acronyms we use in the autograph collecting world:

    CIC - Custom Index Card (example)

    (R)OMLB - (Rawlings) Officials Major League Baseball (example)

    RTS - Return to Sender

    TTM - Through the Mail

    Feel free to add any if you know some that I may have left out.
    Last edited by hudsonharden; 04-11-2007, 12:03 PM. Reason: change of title
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    SCN - Sportscollectors.net

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    • #3
      IP - In Person
      Dan

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      • #4
        ST - Spring Training

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        • #5
          SASE - self-addressed stamped envelope
          "Too many pitchers, that's all, there are just too many pitchers Ten or twelve on a team. Don't see how any of them get enough work. Four starting pitchers and one relief man ought to be enough. Pitch 'em every three days and you'd find they'd get control and good, strong arms."

          -Cy Young

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          • #6
            GU- Game used card. These cards actually have pieces of game-used jerseys, bats, gloves, pants, etc. They're about a 1"x1" square inserted into the card.

            AU- Autographed card.
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            • #7
              CoA = Certificate of Authenticity

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              • #8
                I use PrIC or PIC when im talking about Protective Index Cards
                Everybody's always talking about my strikeouts. If I played everyday, I could strike out maybe 400 times. I have no idea how many home runs I could hit if I played every day. I've never played every day." - Dave Kingman, 1975

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                • #9
                  RC=Rookie Card. Also known as a "True Rookie Card"
                  FY or FYC=First Year Card
                  (RC)=MLBPA Rookie Card. Note that a "parenth-RC" rookie card means the player had a FYC or RC already, just without the MLBPA Rookie Card logo. Note that most cards with this logo are NOT true rookie cards (As an extreme example, J.R. House's true rookie card is in the 2000 Topps Traded set. His parenth-RC is in the 2006 Topps '52 Rookies Set.). Notable exceptions to the rule include Mike Pelfrey, Mike Napoli, Kenji Johjima, Pat Neshek, Chris Coste, Chris Ianetta, and Alay Soler.
                  "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
                  -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                  Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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                  • #10
                    HFBPSMC

                    Here's fifty bucks. Please sign my card.

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                    • #11
                      IC - Index Card
                      *Heard of that*

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                      • #12
                        What does DR55 mean. I've seen this on Sportscollectors.net when someone describes a success.
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                        • #13
                          whats someones 'PC'? thanks

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nepats3912 View Post
                            whats someones 'PC'? thanks
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