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Huge Day!

Posted by Ted Noonan on September 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

So I haven't had an entry in quite a few months, really since we moved. Things have gotten pretty crazy though....we moved in, got married in June, our basement is almost completed and my wife is pregnant! Life has been good and crazy the last six, eight months!!!

Collecting TTM and in general has been slowed since the spring, but a couple of things have really pumped up my collection the last few months. In August, I went to the Sox picnic and added about 50 signatures to my collection, including a few for my 2005 Topps WS Commemorative project and several for my Topps Sox projects. Plus, the picnic itself was a blast and meeting several of the players made it an awesome event that I plan on returning to annually! Maybe with my daughters next year...

Then, yesterday, my buddy Chuck and I made several trades that made my projects much easier than before! I was able to add seven completed 2005 Topps WS cards and two incomplete cards (need one more on each!), then I was able to add ten more cards for my Topps projects (toughies too, a Fisk, Thomas, and Ventura!). Not only that, but I was also able to acquire a 1966 Topps Don Buford which completes my 1966 Topps set! It was an awesome day that made a huge dent in some of my project needs (plus added a Tommy Cruz for my since '59 project). It didn't come cheaply though, I had to barter a Bo Jackson TriStar ball, Feller HOF plaque, Aparicio cert., a multi-signed 79T Sox rookie and a Gwynn UD card among others...I know that stuff will mean more to Chuck than to me, and the stuff I got in return will probably mean more to me than to him, so I would do the deal a thousand times over! Thanks Chuck!

Also, I had several awesome 50/50s and consignments this summer via several members on SCN that really augmented my collection as well and helped me complete the Sox 2010 Topps Debut and nearly complete the 2011 Topps Debut team sets. So overall, things have been slow, but when things hit, things hit big for the collection and projects!

Hopefully the 1966 Topps set pics are posted by now...

1987 Topps, hiatus and other things...

Posted by Ted Noonan on March 1, 2011 at 10:04 PM Comments comments (0)

Just got back my two Julio Cruz 1987 Topps cards from a signing with Chris Potter Sports which completed my 1987 Topps Sox team set, which makes me pretty happy. The 87 Topps set was pretty much the first set I started to collect when I was a kid, so that's pretty cool... I'm not a huge fan of it though, and I think completing the traded set is going to be a pain!

I've picked up several cards for my projects, including a few for the 05 Topps World Series set. The pics are on the wantlist page. I really like the set and am really looking forward to continue trying to complete it. Also, I picked up a nice 71T Vicente Romo and 72T Luis Alvarado from Bill Corcoran earlier this week! Now, I just need a Rich Morales 72T to complete it as well. Morales seems to be trying his best to keep me from completing a few sets and he hasn't returned my last two TTM requests for this card...

My fiance and I closed on our house earlier today, so I will be taking a partial hiatus from the hobby for a while. We have several things to sort out with our wedding and obviously moving and all that, so I'm going to need to concentrate on those things...

1965 Topps Completed!!!

Posted by Ted Noonan on November 30, 2010 at 2:14 PM Comments comments (0)

Within the last week I picked up the last card I needed to complete the 1965 Topps set, a 65T Horlen LL card. I'm pretty excited because that set is one of my most favorite Topps designs ever! The set has:

 

- 3 HOFer's (Lopez, Wilhelm and DeBusschere [basketball HOF])

- 5 deceased players/mgr. (Lopez, Wilhelm, Burgess, DeBusschere and Buzhardt)

- 4 multi-signed cards (Peters/Horlen LL, Howard/Staehle RC, Berry/Gibson RC and Bollo/Locker RC)

 

It was a fun set to put together because it had a nice mix of TTMer's in there and had several members from one if the best pitching staffs of the 60's! Plus, it's my fourth Topps team set I have been able to complete.

 

I also picked up two (Lamabe and Stanky) of the three 66T cards I needed to complete that set. The other card, a 66T Buford, I have, but I'm not too sure of it. It was bought from a source I trust a ton. but the signature is much different than any other Buford I have seen before...either way, I only have one more to complete the 66T set as well.

 

It would be nice to finish 2010 with five Sox Topps team sets completed! Especially after starting 2010 with zero team sets completed!!!

New Old Cards

Posted by Ted Noonan on November 18, 2010 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The last few weeks brought several vintage signed cards into my collection, including 63T Al Lopez and Charley Smith cards, and one of my favorite, and hardest to track down, 64T Fritz Ackley. I just need to get Don Buford to complete the card!

 

I also knocked four off of my "Since '59" list, Smith, Brian J. Giles, Mark Ryal and Juan Pierre signed 01 EX...down to 46 left!!!

 

There is a 65T Horlen LL card on eBay this week and I hope to win that one, as I would then complete the 65T team set. That would be a pretty big accomplishment for me, as 65T is one of my favorite sets and had a bunch of the Sox best players from the 60's in it!

Clayton cards...

Posted by Ted Noonan on November 3, 2010 at 12:06 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to "deano" on SCN, I was able to get two Royce Clayton Topps cards done via St. Louis Sports Collector's public signing, which I really appreciated. Plus I received a 2003 Edwin Jackson minor league card courtesy of "michaeland" on SCN. Thanks guys for the help! 

Some nice 1961T's and Carlos May!

Posted by Ted Noonan on November 1, 2010 at 11:31 AM Comments comments (0)

The last few days brought some nice 1961 Topps cards into the collection. All in all, five deceased players (Early Wynn, Cam Carreon, Earl Torgeson, Al Smith and Bill Goodman) and a Luis Aparicio. I really wanted the Aparicio AS card, but that balloned up and went out of my league! I was pretty happy with the six I won though...

 

I also picked up a nice 87T Jerry Hairston and 73T Jorge Orta, and with the help of my buddy Mike, finally finished my 69T Sox Rookie Stars card with Carlos May. I had a 2/3 completed but never got it back TTM form Morales! Mike also helped me with a 70T and 74T May to replace a few fillers from the collection. Thanks Mike, great signing once again with Carlos!

 

With the Topps releasing the Topps Debut series, I think I will start trying to add that to my collection too. They are pretty sharp and if they stick with using the regular Topps design, I think it will be around for awhile. Hopefully a lot of these guys will be good TTMers!

1980T completed and awesome Big Hurt rookie!!!

Posted by Ted Noonan on October 26, 2010 at 1:43 PM Comments comments (0)

The last few days brought a few very cool things into my collection. The first is a 1980 Topps Francisco Barrios that helped me complete the 1980 team set. It's one of the few 1980T signed Barrios cards that I have seen, and by far the nicest IMO (there's a pic of it in the pics section). Mickey at Mickey's Clubhouse hooked me up with that one... So with 1980 Topps now complete, that's like 3 out of 52 Topps team sets...still a very long way to go!

 

The next is one of my favorite, if not my favorite card of all-time...a 1990 Topps signed Frank Thomas card with his whole complete signature from back in the day (it's Beckett/JSA certified if that means anything, lol). It's pretty much just a cursive F and T nowadays, so I was very stoked to get this one. The signature is in pen, but I'm not too worried about that!!! I have been watching the card on eBay for a few months and thought now is the time to pop on it!

Wilbur Wood and others...

Posted by Ted Noonan on September 19, 2010 at 6:46 PM Comments comments (0)

Earlier this week I received seven cards back from a Cardboard Promotions signing with Wilbur Wood. Except for the league leaders cards, they all had some very cool inscriptions and I was very happy with the signing! All my Topps Wilbur Wood cards are now completed... Pictures of the cards and cool inscriptions are posted in the pics section.

 

Added some nice ones to go along with those, like 1989 Topps Manrique, 1971 Topps Kelly and several nice index cards for some players from the 1930's. Also picked up a nice Robert Hasbrook index card. He played on the 1917 World Series champion team and testified during the Black Sox trial...

 

Probably won't be updating too much anytime soon, as we should be moving within in with the next two months... 

Another completed team set...and a tough one off the list!!!

Posted by Ted Noonan on August 4, 2010 at 12:39 AM Comments comments (0)

This week brought the completion of my second Topps Sox team set, the 1979 edition. I'm pretty stoked about it. A through the mail return from Ross Baumgarten completed the set. A few toughies in the set were Francisco Barrios, Pablo Torrealba and the Prospect card with Mike Colbern on it... Overall it was probably an easy set to put together, but I'm pretty happy about it...

 

This week also brought one of the best finds I have came across. I have been dearching for a Fritz Ackley signed index card for over a year, and the two times I have came across one, it was like $75, so I always passed. Last week I got lucky and picked on up off eBay for $1.25...needless to say I was excited about that! Now only if I can find a 64T signed Ackley Sox rookies card, lol...

 

Also, I cheaply picked up a back signed Cy Acosta and back signed Skip Pitlock for $2, so I had some nice pickups last week...

 

Pictures of the 79T team set are in the "Photos" section...

My favorite inscription ever...

Posted by Ted Noonan on July 26, 2010 at 8:24 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the last few days I have gotten some TTM requests back, with two awesome one recently...

 

The first is a Ken Berry/Joel Gibson signed 65T rookie card. Both are great signed, although M. Gibson was hard to track own. Thanks to some great help from a SCN member, I was able to complete the card. I wasn't sure I was going to get this one done! Also, my favorite inscription ever has to be the Marc Hill "1983 AL Champs." I'm not sure if it was an honest mistake or a joke, but it made me laugh. The Sox didn't win the AL in 1983...

 

Pics are up on both in the "Sox Toughies section"...


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