Announcement

Collapse

Updated Baseball Fever Policy

Baseball Fever Policy

I. Purpose of this announcement:

This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

Baseball Fever is a moderated baseball message board which encourages and facilitates research and information exchange among fans of our national pastime. The intent of the Baseball Fever Policy is to ensure that Baseball Fever remains an extremely high quality, extremely low "noise" environment.

Baseball Fever is administrated by three principal administrators:
webmaster - Baseball Fever Owner
The Commissioner - Baseball Fever Administrator
Macker - Baseball Fever Administrator

And a group of forum specific super moderators. The role of the moderator is to keep Baseball Fever smoothly and to screen posts for compliance with our policy. The moderators are ALL volunteer positions, so please be patient and understanding of any delays you might experience in correspondence.

II. Comments about our policy:

Any suggestions on this policy may be made directly to the webmaster.

III. Acknowledgments:

This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

IV. Requirements for participation on Baseball Fever:

Participation on Baseball Fever is available to all baseball fans with a valid email address, as verified by the forum's automated system, which then in turn creates a single validated account. Multiple accounts by a single user are prohibited.

By registering, you agree to adhere to the policies outlined in this document and to conduct yourself accordingly. Abuse of the forum, by repeated failure to abide by these policies, will result in your access being blocked to the forum entirely.

V. Baseball Fever Netiquette:

Participants at Baseball Fever are required to adhere to these principles, which are outlined in this section.
a. All posts to Baseball Fever should be written in clear, concise English, with proper grammar and accurate spelling. The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum; when abbreviation is necessary, they should be either well-known (such as etc.), or explained on their first use in your post.

b. Conciseness is a key attribute of a good post.

c. Quote only the portion of a post to which you are responding.

d. Standard capitalization and punctuation make a large difference in the readability of a post. TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS is considered to be "shouting"; it is a good practice to limit use of all capitals to words which you wish to emphasize.

e. It is our policy NOT to transmit any defamatory or illegal materials.

f. Personal attacks of any type against Baseball Fever readers will not be tolerated. In these instances the post will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the personal attack via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue personal attacks will be banned from the site.

g. It is important to remember that many contextual clues available in face-to-face discussion, such as tone of voice and facial expression, are lost in the electronic forum. As a poster, try to be alert for phrasing that might be misinterpreted by your audience to be offensive; as a reader, remember to give the benefit of the doubt and not to take umbrage too easily. There are many instances in which a particular choice of words or phrasing can come across as being a personal attack where none was intended.

h. The netiquette described above (a-g) often uses the term "posts", but applies equally to Private Messages.

VI. Baseball Fever User Signature Policy

A signature is a piece of text that some members may care to have inserted at the end of ALL of their posts, a little like the closing of a letter. You can set and / or change your signature by editing your profile in the UserCP. Since it is visible on ALL your posts, the following policy must be adhered to:

Signature Composition
Font size limit: No larger than size 2 (This policy is a size 2)
Style: Bold and italics are permissible
Character limit: No more than 500 total characters
Lines: No more than 4 lines
Colors: Most colors are permissible, but those which are hard to discern against the gray background (yellow, white, pale gray) should be avoided
Images/Graphics: Allowed, but nothing larger than 20k and Content rules must be followed

Signature Content
No advertising is permitted
Nothing political or religious
Nothing obscene, vulgar, defamatory or derogatory
Links to personal blogs/websites are permissible - with the webmaster's written consent
A Link to your Baseball Fever Blog does not require written consent and is recommended
Quotes must be attributed. Non-baseball quotes are permissible as long as they are not religious or political

Please adhere to these rules when you create your signature. Failure to do so will result in a request to comply by a moderator. If you do not comply within a reasonable amount of time, the signature will be removed and / or edited by an Administrator. Baseball Fever reserves the right to edit and / or remove any or all of your signature line at any time without contacting the account holder.

VII. Appropriate and inappropriate topics for Baseball Fever:

Most concisely, the test for whether a post is appropriate for Baseball Fever is: "Does this message discuss our national pastime in an interesting manner?" This post can be direct or indirect: posing a question, asking for assistance, providing raw data or citations, or discussing and constructively critiquing existing posts. In general, a broad interpretation of "baseball related" is used.

Baseball Fever is not a promotional environment. Advertising of products, web sites, etc., whether for profit or not-for-profit, is not permitted. At the webmaster's discretion, brief one-time announcements for products or services of legitimate baseball interest and usefulness may be allowed. If advertising is posted to the site it will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the post via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue advertising will be banned from the site. If the advertising is spam-related, pornography-based, or a "visit-my-site" type post / private message, no warning at all will be provided, and the member will be banned immediately without a warning.

It is considered appropriate to post a URL to a page which specifically and directly answers a question posted on the list (for example, it would be permissible to post a link to a page containing home-road splits, even on a site which has advertising or other commercial content; however, it would not be appropriate to post the URL of the main page of the site). The site reserves the right to limit the frequency of such announcements by any individual or group.

In keeping with our test for a proper topic, posting to Baseball Fever should be treated as if you truly do care. This includes posting information that is, to the best of your knowledge, complete and accurate at the time you post. Any errors or ambiguities you catch later should be acknowledged and corrected in the thread, since Baseball Fever is sometimes considered to be a valuable reference for research information.

VIII. Role of the moderator:

When a post is submitted to Baseball Fever, it is forwarded by the server automatically and seen immediately. The moderator may:
a. Leave the thread exactly like it was submitted. This is the case 95% of the time.

b. Immediately delete the thread as inappropriate for Baseball Fever. Examples include advertising, personal attacks, or spam. This is the case 1% of the time.

c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

d. Edit the message due to an inappropriate item. This is the case 1% of the time. There have been new users who will make a wonderful post, then add to their signature line (where your name / handle appears) a tagline that is a pure advertisement. This tagline will be removed, a note will be left in the message so he/she is aware of the edit, and personal contact will be made to the poster telling them what has been edited and what actions need to be taken to prevent further edits.

The moderators perform no checks on posts to verify factual or logical accuracy. While he/she may point out gross errors in factual data in replies to the thread, the moderator does not act as an "accuracy" editor. Also moderation is not a vehicle for censorship of individuals and/or opinions, and the moderator's decisions should not be taken personally.

IX. Legal aspects of participation in Baseball Fever:

By submitting a post to Baseball Fever, you grant Baseball Fever permission to distribute your message to the forum. Other rights pertaining to the post remain with the ORIGINAL author, and you may not redistribute or retransmit any posts by any others, in whole or in part, without the express consent of the original author.

The messages appearing on Baseball Fever contain the opinions and views of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of Baseball Fever, or of the Baseball Almanac family of sites.

Sincerely,

Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever
www.baseball-almanac.com | www.baseball-fever.com
"Baseball Almanac: Sharing Baseball. Sharing History."
See more
See less

Mike D's 1990 TTM Auto Project

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Mike D's 1990 TTM Auto Project

    With the completion of the send-out portion of the 1988 Donruss Rookies TTM Project, it's time to start another project up.

    We're going with something a little different this time around, working with 4 different small 1990 sets that I recently acquired. I'll break the cards up by team and work through each team to see who signs and will get requests.

    A while back I did a 1990 Fleer Update TTM Project, so there may be some duplication in the send-outs from that, but I think the sets are a good enough mix that I should get plenty of players who didn't appear in the Fleer set.

    Without futher ado, the 4 sets I'll be working with for this project are:

    1990 Donruss Rookies (56 cards)
    1990 Score Rising Stars (100 cards)
    1990 Topps Major League Debut (152 cards)
    1990 Topps Traded (132 cards)

    That's 438 total cards, which should take a while, but should be fun to work through.

    I'll work through the teams in alphabetical order, which means we'll start with the Atlanta Braves. Hope you find this project enjoyable...hopefully we'll see a decent number of good signers and a lot of successes!
    Last edited by Mike D.; 09-16-2011, 01:19 PM.
    Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

  • #2
    Before we dive in, a quick look at the four sets we'll be working with.

    The 1990 Donruss Rookies set contains 56 cards of rookies from the 1990 season. It lists in Beckett for whopping $2, with no cards listed in Beckett, meaning they all have a "book value" of under 50 cents.

    The 1990 Score Rising Stars set was released in complete set form by Score in 1990, and contains a mix of rookies and exciting young players. The set contains 100 cards. Beckett lists five cards from the set with values of $1 or more: Ken Griffey Jr ($2), Sammy Sosa ($3), John Olerud ($1), Randy Johnson ($1.50), and Curt Schilling ($2).

    The 1990 Topps Major League Debut set is a monster at 152 cards. It's an interesting idea for a set...featuring cards of players who made their big league debut in 1989. That leads to some stars, but also a lot of short-timers. The set contains many players only cards because of this. The set lists in Beckett for $15, with the key cards being Juan Gonzalez ($2.50), Ken Griffey Jr. ($5), David Justice ($1), John Olerud ($1), Sammy Sosa ($4), and Larry Walker ($2.50).

    The 1990 Topps Traded set contains 132 cards and is a mix of rookies and players who changed teams either via trade or free agent signings. Beckett lists the set at $3, with cards of David Justice and John Olerud listed at 50 cents each.
    Last edited by Mike D.; 09-16-2011, 01:22 PM.
    Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

    Comment


    • #3
      First Team: Atlanta Braves

      The first team we'll look at is the Atlanta Braves. The sets contain a total of 32 Braves cards, with 20 unique players.

      First, let's take a look at the Braves cards in each set:

      1990 Donruss Rookies

      7. Mike Stanton (Front) (Back)
      14. Dave Justice (Front) (Back)
      42. Steve Avery (Front) (Back)
      43. Mark Lemke (Front) (Back)
      46. Greg Olson (Front) (Back)

      1990 Score Rising Stars

      19. Derek Lilliquist (Front) (Back)
      29. Mike stanton (Front) (Back)
      36. Geronimo Berroa (Front) (Back)
      44. Jeff Wetherby (Front) (Back)
      56. Kelly Mann (Front) (Back)
      78. Ed Whited (Front) (Back)

      1990 Topps Major League Debut

      17. Geronimo Berroa (Front) (Back)
      30. Drew Denson (Front) (Back)
      45. Tommy Greene (Front) (Back)
      65. Dave Justice (Front) (Back)
      70. Derek Lilliquist (Front) (Back)
      76. Kelly Mann (Front) (Back)
      81. Kent Mercker (Front) (Back)
      93. Greg Olson (Front) (Back)
      99. Rusty Richards (Front) (Back)
      122. Mike Stanton (Front) (Back)
      138. Jeff Wetherby (Front) (Back)
      140. Ed Whited (Front) (Back)

      Olson actually appears as a member of the Twins in this set, but I included him here.

      1990 Topps Traded

      4. Steve Avery (Front) (Back)
      23T. Bobby Cox (Front) (Back)
      30T. Nick Esasky (Front) (Back)
      40T. Joe Hesketh (Front) (Back)
      48T. Dave Justice (Front) (Back)
      60T. Charlie Leibrandt (Front) (Back)
      84T. Greg Olson (Front) (Back)
      98T. Jim Presley (Front) (Back)
      128T. Ernie Whitt (Front) (Back)


      Let's take a closer look at the players and their signing habits:

      Steve Avery - 29% success rate on SCN. Seems he occassionally still signs, but it's very hit or miss. We'll skip him for now.

      Geronimo Berroa - SCN has no successes for him in 9 attempts. We'll skip him.

      Bobby Cox - SCN has Cox with only a 15% success rate, and nothing recent. We won't bother.

      Drew Denson - SCN has only one success for him, ever, and that was way back in 2008. Slow start to the Braves!

      Nick Esasky - SCN has him at 51%, buth with no successes since the middle of 2009.

      Tommy Greene - Here we go. Greene has a 90% success rate on SCN and recent successes. He'll be our first request for this project!

      Joe Hesketh - SCN has him with only a 34% success rate and no successes since early 2009.

      Dave Justice - With only a 17% success rate on SCN and no successes since early 2008, Justice doesn't look like a good bet. We'll skip him.

      Charlie Leibrandt - SCN has him with no successes since 2003.

      Mark Lemke - A 52% success rate, but no successes since 2008.

      Derek Lilliquist - A 52% success rate and no successes since late 2010. Looks like he's stopped signing.

      Kelly Mann - SCN has no successes for him in 11 attempts. We won't make it 12.

      Kent Merker - With only a 25% success rate, does not appear to be a good signer.

      Greg Olson - Olson appears to be a great signer, with a 96% success rate on SCN and a bunch of request successes. We'll give him a shot with the 90 TT, 90 TD, and 90 DR cards.

      Jim Presley - with a 4% success rate and no successes since 2005, Presley is not a good signer.

      Rusty Richards - Only a 71% success rate, and no requests in about a year, but I think I may give him a try, as all his recent attempts have been successes.

      Mike Stanton - With a 33% success rate, Stanton does not appear to be a reliable signer.

      Jeff Wetherby - Has a 68% success rate on SCN, but appears to have stopped signing as he has no successes since early in 2009.

      Ed Whited - SCN has no successes for Whited in 6 total requests.

      Ernie Whitt - Has a 91% success rate on SCN, but no requests since May...he appears to have stopped signing.

      Well, there we go...our first team is in the book. The Braves didn't give us a great start, with only 3 players out of 20 (15%) being good signers, with 5 of 31 total cards going out in requests.

      Total Cards: 32
      Total Requests: 3
      Total Cards Sent: 5
      Successes: 0
      Last edited by Mike D.; 09-16-2011, 01:27 PM.
      Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

      Comment


      • #4
        Baltimore Orioles

        The Baltimore Orioles are the next team we'll look at. There are a total of 20 Orioles cards in the sets, representing a total of 16 players.

        Let's take a look at the O's cards in each set:

        1990 Donruss Rookies

        30. Ben McDonald (Front)(Back)
        39. Marty Brown (Front)(Back)

        1990 Score Rising Stars

        21. Craig Worthington (Front)(Back)
        32. Gregg Olson (Front)(Back)
        43. Dave Johnson (Front)(Back)
        58. Steve Finley (Front)(Back)
        68. Bob Milacki (Front)(Back)
        76. Pete Harnish (Front)(Back)
        90. Mike Devereaux (Front)(Back)
        93. Ben McDonald (Front)(Back)
        94. Curt Schilling (Front)(Back)

        1990 Topps Major League Debut

        13. Juan Bell (Front)(Back)
        37. Steve Finley (Front)(Back)
        60. Chris Hoiles (Front)(Back)
        78. Ben McDonald (Front)(Back)
        118. Mike Smith (Front)(Back)
        137. Mickey Weston (Front)(Back)

        1990 Topps Traded

        42T. Sam Horn (Front) (Back)
        53T. Brad Komminsk (Front) (Back)
        70T. Ben McDonald (Front) (Back)

        Let's take a closer look at the players and their signing habits:

        Juan Bell - SCN has no requests, EVER, for Bell. I assume he lives outside the US. We'll skip George's little brother.

        Marty Brown - 41% success rate on SCN, so we'll skip him for now.

        Mike Devereaux - SCN has only a 27% success rate for Devereux, with no successes since mid 2010. We'll skip him.

        Steve Finley - A 32% success rate on SCN, with no successes since early 2010. Another one to skip.

        Pete Harnisch - Only a 65% success rate, but a good number of recent successes. We'll give him a shot.

        Chris Hoiles - SCN has him at 41%, with no successes since 2009. We'll skip him.

        Sam Horn - SCN has him at 54%, but no successes since mid 2010. That's actually higher than I expected, as I remember the former Red Sox as not being a good TTM signer. We'll pass on him.

        Dave Johnson - 98% success rate with some fairly recent successes. We'll give him a shot!

        Brad Komminsk - 88% success rate on sCN with some recent successes, so we'll give him a try.

        Ben McDonald - A 69% success rate, but no successessince late in 2010. Appears to have stopped signing.

        Bob Milacki - 87% success rate on SCN, with recent successes. We'll give him a shot.

        Gregg Olson - 97% success rate on SCN, so he'll get a request sent his way.

        Curt Schilling - Appears to sign for a $20 donation to his charity. I may take him up on that at some point, but I'll use a Red Sox card, so we'll skip him for now.

        Mike Smith - SCN has only one request for him, ever, and no successes. We'll skip him.

        Mickey Weston - 81% success rate on SCN, with a couple requests around the beginning of the year, then two from this spring unfullfilled. What the heck, we'll give him a shot!

        Craig Worthington - Another guy who appears to have stopped signed. 81% success rate on SCN, but only one success since 2005.

        The Orioles gave us a solid showing, with 6 send outs among the 16 total players in the lot (37.5%). We'll send 6 out of the 20 total O's cards out in requests (30%). Not bad when you consider that there are 4 cards of non-signer Ben McDonald in the lot.

        Total Cards: 52
        Total Requests: 9
        Total Cards Sent: 11
        Successes: 0
        Last edited by Mike D.; 09-16-2011, 01:31 PM.
        Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

        Comment


        • #5
          Added links to the 1990 Topps Traded cards. We'll hit the Boston Red Sox on Monday!
          Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

          Comment


          • #6
            Boston Red Sox

            The Boston Red Sox are the next team we'll look at. There are a total of 12 Red Sox cards in the sets, representing a total of 9 players.

            Let's take a look at the Red Sox cards in each set:

            1990 Donruss Rookies

            28. Dana Kiecker (Front) (Back)

            1990 Score Rising Stars

            23. Eric Hetzel (Front) (Back)
            49. Carlos Quintana (Front) (Back)

            1990 Topps Major League Debut

            56. Eric Hetzel (Front) (Back)
            144. Dana Williams (Front) (Back)

            1990 Topps Traded

            15T. Tom Bruanansky (Front) (Back)
            50T. Dana Kiecker (Front) (Back)
            69T. John Marzano (Front) (Back)
            79T. Tim Naehring (Front) (Back)
            90T. Tony Pena (Front) (Back)
            101T. Jeff Reardon (Front) (Back)
            105T. Kevin Romine (Front) (Back)

            Let's take a closer look at the players and their signing habits:

            Dana Kiecker - Asks for $1 per autograph donation to his scholarship fund. Sure sounds reasonable to me, so I'll send him a request.

            Eric Hetzel - SCN has no successes for Hetze, ever (9 attempts). I'll pass on him.

            Carlos Quintana - SCN has no requests for Quintana, so I'm guessing he lives in his native Venezuela.

            Dana Williams - SCN has only one success for him, ever (in 5 attempts) and it's from back in 2003. We'll pass.

            Tom Brunansky- Brunansky is a good signer, with a 94% success rate on SCN, so we'll send a request his way.

            John Marzano - Mr. Marzano passed away in 2008. RIP.

            Tim Naehring - Used to be a solid signer, it appears. Seems to have stopped signed at the end of 2010, though. Bummer.

            Tony Pena - Has only a 22% success rate on sCN, so we'll skip him.

            Jeff Reardon - 80% success rate on SCN, with recent successes, so we'll give him a shot.

            Kevin Romine - Only a 29% success rate on SCN, so we'll skip him.

            We end up sending to 3 Red Sox out of 9 total players (33%) in the set. We'll end up sending 4 cards out of 12 cards in the set (33%). Not bad for a team that's not known for being very good signers.

            Total Cards: 64
            Total Requests: 12
            Total Cards Sent: 15
            Successes: 0
            Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

            Comment


            • #7
              California Angels

              The California Angels are the next team we'll look at. There are a total of 15 Angels cards in the sets, representing a total of 11 players.

              Let's take a look at the Angels cards in each set:

              1990 Donruss Rookies

              54. John Orton (Front) (Back)

              1990 Score Rising Stars

              5. Jim Abbott (Front) (Back)
              64. John Orton (Front) (Back)
              86. Kent Anderson (Front) (Back)

              1990 Topps Major League Debut

              1. Jim Abbott (Front) (Back)
              4. Kent Anderson (Front) (Back)
              19. Brian Brady (Front) (Back)
              31. Gary DiSarcina (Front) (Back)
              36. Mike Fetters (Front) (Back)
              94. John Orton (Front) (Back)
              106. Bobby Rose (Front) (Back)

              1990 Topps Traded

              28T. Mark Eichhorn (Front) (Back)
              54T. Mark Langston (Front) (Back)
              97T. Luis Polonia (Front) (Back)
              130T. Dave Winfield (Front) (Back)

              Let's look at the signing habits of the players:

              Jim Abbott - Has only a 34% success rate and has never been much of a signer. We'll skip him.

              Kent Anderson - Has an 85% success rate on SCN and some recent successes, so we'll give him a try with both the Topps Debut and Score Rising Stars cards.

              Brian Brady - Only one success on SCN in 5 attempts. We'll pass on him.

              Gary DiSarcina - 95% success rate. We'll send him a request.

              Mark Eichhorn - A good signer. In fact, we sent this card out when we sent to him when we sent his 1986 Donruss Rookies card, and it already came back signed. (SCAN)

              Mike Fetters - 45% success rate and no successes since 2003. We'll pass.

              Mark Langston - Only a 5% success rate and no successes since 2004.

              John Orton - 95% success rate. We'll send him the Donruss Rookies, Score Rising Stars, and Topps Debut cards!

              Luis Polonia - No requests ever on SCN. Guessing he lives outside the US.

              Bobby Rose - 73% success rate with some recent successes. We'll give him a shot.

              Dave Winfield - 25% success rate on SCN. Used to be a solid signer, but appears to have stopped signing.

              We end up sending to 5 Angels out of 11 total players (45%) in the set. We'll end up sending 8 cards out of 15 cards in the set (53%). Pretty good showing for the Angels!

              Total Cards: 79
              Total Requests: 17
              Total Cards Sent: 23
              Successes: 1
              Last edited by Mike D.; 09-21-2011, 03:14 PM.
              Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

              Comment


              • #8
                Chicago White Sox

                The Chicago White Sox are the next team. There are a total of 21 White Sox cards in the sets, representing a total of 15 players.

                Let's take a look at the White Sox cards in each set:

                1990 Donruss Rookies

                9. Craig Grebeck (Front) (Back)
                15. Robin Ventura (Front) (Back)
                17. Wayne Edwards (Front) (Back)
                25. Jeff Kutzler (Front) (Back)
                40. Scott Radinsky (Front) (Back)

                1990 Score Rising Stars

                7. Donn Pall (Front) (Back)
                57. Tom McCarthy (Front) (Back)
                35. Sammy Sosa (Front) (Back)
                70. Carlos Martinez (Front) (Back)
                77. Greg Hibbard (Front) (Back)
                89. Ken Patterson (Front) (Back)
                96. Robin ventura (Front) (Back)

                1990 Topps Major League Debut

                34. Wayne Edwards (Front) (Back)
                51. Jack Hardy (Front) (Back)
                57. Greg Hibbard (Front) (Back)
                82. Matt Merullo (Front) (Back)
                109. Jeff Schaefer (Front) (Back)
                129. Robin Ventura (Front) (Back)

                1990 Topps Traded

                27T. Wayne Edwards (Front) (Back)
                71T. Jack McDowell (Front) (Back)
                99T. Scott Radinsky (Front) (Back)

                Let's look at the signing habits of the players:

                Wayne Edwards - SCN has him as only 3 successes in 9 attempts, so we'll pass.

                Craig Grebeck - Has a 79% success rate on SCN, but no successes since 2007. I guess he's stopped signing.

                Jack Hardy - 73% success rate. Not many attempts (2 in 2011, 1 in 2010) but all recent attempts have been successes, so we'll give him a shot. The 1990 Topps Major League Debut card is his only major league card, which might be the reason for very few requests.

                Greg Hibbard - Only a 26% success rate, so we'll pass.

                Jerry Kutlzer - 97% success rate with recent successes, so we'll send along the Donruss Rookies card to him.

                Carlos Martinez - Mr. Martinez is deceased. RIP.

                Tom McCarthy - SCN has no successes from him in 9 attempts. We'll skip him.

                Jack McDowell - 72% success rate on SCN, but appears to have stopped signing around the end of 2009. Used to be a good signer. Too bad.

                Matt Merullo - 97% success rate on SCN, with recent successes. We'll give him a shot!

                Donn Pall - 90% success rate and recent successes, so we'll give him a try.

                Ken Patterson - 67% success rate on SCN, but it's been a while since returns appear steadily from him. We'll pass on him for now.

                Scott Radinsky - 52% success rate, but no successes since early 2010, so we'll skip him.

                Jeff Schaefer - 33% success rate and no successes since 2008. We'll pass.

                Sammy Sosa - Only a 5% success rate on SCN. We'll pass.

                Robin Ventura - 40% success rate with the last success being in early 2009. Looks like a bad bet, so we'll skip him.

                We end up sending to 4 White Sox out of 15 total players (27%) in the set. We'll end up sending 4 cards out of 21 cards in the set (19%). Not a great showing, but hopefully those four will come back signed.

                Total Cards: 100
                Total Requests: 21
                Total Cards Sent: 27
                Successes: 1
                Last edited by Mike D.; 09-26-2011, 11:55 AM.
                Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Had successes from:

                  Greg Olson (Donruss Rookies #46) (Topps Major League Debut # 93) (1990 Topps #84T)

                  Dave Johnson (1990 Score Rising Stars #43)

                  Total Cards: 100
                  Total Requests: 21
                  Total Cards Sent: 27
                  Successes: 3
                  Total Cards Signed: 5
                  Last edited by Mike D.; 09-26-2011, 11:59 AM.
                  Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Chicago Cubs

                    The Chicago Cubs are the next team. There are a total of 17 Cubs cards in the sets, representing a total of 11 players.

                    Let's take a look at the Cubbies cards in each set:

                    1990 Donruss Rookies

                    10. Joe Kraemer (Front) (Back)
                    18. Shawn Boskie (Front) (Back)
                    22. Mike Harkey (Front) (Back)

                    1990 Score Exciting Stars

                    2. Jerome Walton (Front) (Back)
                    4. Dwight Smith (Front) (Back)
                    33. Joe Girardi (Front) (Back)
                    73. Rick Wrona (Front) (Back)

                    1990 Topps Major League Debut

                    42. Joe Girardi (Front) (Back)
                    68. Joe Kraemer (Front) (Back)
                    116. Dwight Smith (Front) (Back)
                    117. Greg Smith (Front) (Back)
                    123. Phil Stephenson (Front) (Back)
                    134. Jerome Walton (Front) (Back)
                    143. Dean Wilkins (Front) (Back)

                    1990 Topps Traded

                    10T. Shawn Boskie (Front) (Back)
                    36T. Mike Harkey (Front) (Back)
                    126T. Hector Villanueva (Front) (Back)

                    Shawn Boskie - 95% success rate on SCN with recent successes, so we'll give him a try with both the Donruss Rookies and Topps Traded cards.

                    Joe Girardi - Does not appear to be a good signer either c/o Yankees or via home address. We'll skip him.

                    Mike Harkey - 40% success rate with no successes since early 2010. We won't send him a request.

                    Joe Kraemer - 52% success rate on SCN, and appears to not be a very consistent signer at all. We'll pass.

                    Dwight Smith - Only a 17% success rate on SCN, and no successes since 2006.

                    Greg Smith - 90% success rate and recent successes. We'll give him a shot!

                    Phil Stephenson - 33% success rate and no successes since 2008. We'll pass.

                    Hector Villanueva - No successes on SCN in only one request. I'm guessing he doesn't live in the US.

                    Jerome Walton - 24% success rate with no successes since 2008. We'll skip him.

                    Dean Wilkins - 22% success rate with no successes since 2008. We'll pass on him, too.

                    Rick Wrona - 84% success rate with recent successes. We'll give him a try.

                    We end up sending to 3 White Sox out of 11 total players (27%) in the set. We'll end up sending 4 cards out of 17 cards in the set (24%). Not great, but at least there seems to be a few good signers in there.

                    Total Cards: 117
                    Total Requests: 24
                    Total Cards Sent: 31
                    Successes: 3
                    Total Cards Signed: 5
                    Last edited by Mike D.; 09-26-2011, 11:59 AM.
                    Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Had a success from:

                      Gregg Olson (1990 Score Rising Stars #32)

                      Total Cards: 117
                      Total Requests: 24
                      Total Cards Sent: 31
                      Successes: 4
                      Total Cards Signed: 6
                      Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Had a success from Pete Harnisch today, but he didn't return the 1990 Score Rising Star card I sent as part of this project. Oh well!

                        Had a success from Jeff Reardon (1990 Topps Traded #101T).

                        Total Cards: 117
                        Total Requests: 24
                        Total Cards Sent: 31
                        Successes: 6
                        Total Cards Signed: 7
                        Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Cincinatti Reds

                          The Cincinatti Reds are the next team. There are a total of 15 Reds cards in the sets, representing a total of 12 players.

                          Let's take a look at the Reds cards in each set:

                          1990 Donruss Rookies

                          23. Tim Layana (Front) (Back)

                          1990 Score Rising Stars

                          26. Joe Oliver (Front) (Back)
                          65. Scott Scudder (Front) (Back)
                          92. Rolando Roomes (Front) (Back)

                          1990 Topps Major League Debut

                          91. Joe Oliver (Front) (Back)
                          100. Jeff Richardson (Front) (Back)
                          103. Rosario Rodriguez (Front) (Back)
                          104. Mike Roesler (Front) (Back)
                          113. Scott Scudder (Front) (Back)

                          1990 Topps Traded

                          13T. Glenn Braggs (Front) (Back)
                          38T. Billy Hatcher (Front) (Back)
                          55T. Tim Layana (Front) (Back)
                          76T. Hal Morris (Front) (Back)
                          78T. Randy Myers (Front) (Back)
                          96T. Lou Piniella (Front) (Back)

                          Glenn Braggs - SCN has zero successes for him in 18 attempts. We'll pass.

                          Billy Hatcher - 53% success rate and no successes since March. I'll skip him for now.

                          Tim Layana - Mr. Layana is deceased. RIP.

                          Hal Morris - 80% success rate on SCN, although seems a bit hit or miss. We'll give him a shot, though.

                          Randy Myers - Only a 6% success rate and no successes since 2006 on SCN. We'll skip him.

                          Joe Oliver - 90% success rate on SCN, with recent successes. We'll try him with both the Score Rising Stars and Topps Debut cards.

                          Lou Pinella - Only a 20% success rate on SCN. We'll skip Sweet Lou.

                          Jeff Richardson - 86% success rate, although not a ton of requests. We'll give him a go, though.

                          Rosario Rodriguez - No successes in only one attempt. I'm guessing he lives outside the US (perhaps in his native Mexico).

                          Mike Roesler - Only a 25% success rate, with no successes since 2006. We'll pass on him.

                          Rolando Roomes - No successes in 10 attempts on SCN. We'll skip him.

                          Scott Scudder - 81% success rate, and some fairly recent successes, so I'll give him a try with both the Score Rising Stars and Topps Debut cards.

                          We end up sending requests to 4 of the 12 Reds players in the sets (33%). We end up sending 6 of the 15 total cards (40%).

                          Total Cards: 132
                          Total Requests: 28
                          Total Cards Sent: 37
                          Successes: 6
                          Total Cards Signed: 7
                          Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Had recent successes from:

                            Dana Kiecker (1990 Topps Traded #50T) (1990 Donruss Rookies #28)

                            Russell Richards (1990 Topps Major League Debut #99)

                            Tom Brunansky (1990 Topps Traded #15T)

                            Total Cards: 132
                            Total Requests: 28
                            Total Cards Sent: 37
                            Successes: 9
                            Total Cards Signed: 11
                            Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Had a success from:

                              Jack Hardy (1990 Topps Major League Debut #51)

                              Total Cards: 132
                              Total Requests: 28
                              Total Cards Sent: 37
                              Successes: 10
                              Total Cards Signed: 12
                              Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X