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March 2010 TTM Success Thread...

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  • March 2010 TTM Success Thread...

    Post your TTM successes here for March!

    I got...

    -Ike Futch 1/1 c/o home (Despite it being a technical success via email, I also got a really nice letter, some newspaper clippings, and Ike's phone number. Ike appeared for two days during the regular season in the Major Leagues with Houston in 1966, but never got into a game due to a knee injury.)
    "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.

  • #2
    Returns from the past few weeks:

    Woody Williams: 2/2 c/o home
    Cito Gaston: 2/2 c/o Blue Jays ST (2009)
    Sean Casey: 2/2 c/o MLB Network
    Bob Feller: 1/1 c/o home
    My collection of autographs: TTM Autos

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    • #3
      Tobi Stoner c/o Mets ST 1/1 card personalized in 15 days
      John Maine c/o Mets ST 2/2 cards in 16 days
      Michael Cuddyer c/o Twins Stadium 1/2 cards in 7 months
      Thanks!
      Go Big Pelf!!!!
      Check out my blog where you can find pictures of my Mike Pelfrey collection including 1/1s and autos @
      mikepelfreyshouse.wordpress.com

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      • #4
        One in today:

        Matt Wieters c/o Orioles 1/1 201 days

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        • #5
          Marv Staehle 1/1 c/o home in 8 days
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          Learn more about my collection by clicking here. Can't find what you need? Visit Sportlots.com.
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          • #6
            My 1st success for March
            Bobby Wine 2/1 358 Days. Mr. Wine signed a 63 Topps plus 1 IC w/Blue Sharpie
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            As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
            164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

            Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

            Some of my Memorabilia Collection
            http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
            Check out my new Blog
            www.strongislandgrapher.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              Dick Perez: 3/3 c/o home 75 days.
              My collection of autographs: TTM Autos

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              • #8
                -Roland Hemond 2/1 c/o The Arizona Diamondbacks (Result of a technical success, but a nice letter as well anyway! Signed a Signature Card and also my protective holder.)
                -Bud Harrelson 3/1 c/o home (With a terrific letter; Mr. Harrelson signed my 1973 Topps card, added a 1976 Topps card, and also added a postcard with the Long Island Ducks!)
                "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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                • #9
                  Dave Schmidt - 3/3 via home address in 59 days.
                  Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

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                  • #10
                    Nick Strincevich 95 Philadelphia Phillies 8th oldest living player

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                    Here is the Top 25 of the Oldest Living players (thru 2-22-2010)

                    01)Tony Malinosky 100 years Brooklyn Dodgers we have
                    02 Connie Marrero 98 Washington Senators we have
                    03 Ace Parker 97 Philadelphia Athletics we have
                    04 Art Mahan 96 Philadelphia Phillies
                    05 George Binks 95 St. Louis Browns we have
                    06 Alex Pitko 95 Washington Senators we have
                    07 Ralph Hodgin 95 Boston Braves, Chicago White Sox
                    08 Nick Strincevich 95 Philadelphia Phillies we now have
                    09 Don Lang 94 St. Louis Cardinals we have
                    010 Otey Clark 94 Boston Red Sox we have
                    011 Mike Sandlock 94 Pittsburgh Pirates we have
                    012 Red Borom 94 Detroit Tigers we have
                    013 Benny McCoy 94 Philadelphia Athletics we have
                    014 Freddy Schmidt 94 Chicago Cubs
                    015 Art Kenney93 Boston Bees we have
                    016 Eddie Joost 93 Boston Braves we have
                    017 Phil Cavarretta 93Chicago White Sox
                    018 Buddy Lewis 93 Washington Senators we have
                    019 Danny Litwhiler93 years Cincinnati Reds we have
                    020 Bob McNamara 93 Philadelphia Athletics
                    021 Ray Hathaway 93 Brooklyn Dodgers we have
                    022 Eddie Carnett 93 Cleveland Indians
                    023 Al Veigel 93 Boston Bees
                    024 Moon Mullen 93 Philadelphia Phillies
                    025 Alex Monchak 93 Philadelphia Phillies
                    Last edited by kearns643; 03-07-2010, 01:30 PM.
                    Family Autograph Thread
                    http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75871

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                    • #11
                      Nick Strincevich and others

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                      Family Autograph Thread
                      http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75871

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                      • #12
                        Wow, i haven't been on here in a long time. Most recent successes.

                        Craig Swan 1/1 c/o home
                        Wes Stock 4/1 c/o home
                        Paul Blair 1/1 c/o home
                        Aaron Cunningham 1/1 c/o team
                        Cole Garner 1/1 c/o team
                        Ian Kennedy 1/1 c/o Scranton Yankees postmarked from AZ
                        www.cheathappens.com/default.asp?refid=402665

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                        • #13
                          Don Mossi - 3/1 via home address in 25 days. Signed my card and both index cards.
                          Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

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                          • #14
                            -Buddy Hicks 1/1 c/o home (Plus a nice letter about managing against Steve!)
                            -John Herrnstein 1/1 c/o home (Signed card only; "The Letter" goes out in a month or so)
                            "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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                            • #15
                              A nice way to start the week with one former Met in today: John Hudek c/o home
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