Friday, October 28, 2016

Bill Mazeroski

I've mentioned the website before, but I like to use signings as a website to get a lot of information on which sports athletes (and some celebrities) are signing and when/where they are signing.  There are filters you can use to narrow down what exactly you're looking for, from which teams, states, and even types of award winners.  As I have quite the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame project going on, I've been keeping an eye on some private signings going on around the country.  As such, I came across a signing in Pennsylvania by a company called Total Sports Enterprises, which can be found Here.  They had a very affordable signing with Pirate legend Bill Mazeroski.  The ball came in the mail yesterday signed on the sweet spot with HOF 01, as well as JSA in the presence verification.
Mazeroski is a player I highly doubt would make it out west at any time for a signing, so I figured this was an affordable and trustworthy way of adding him to my collection.  The signings hotline website is a must for those in the hobby, and is bountiful in terms of information.  Thanks for reading.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Through the Mail- Wade Boggs

As I did on my last post with Dirk Nowitzki, I sent a something through the mail to the address of Wade Boggs, hoping to land a nice signature.  I've done quite a bit of research on which players are most apt to sign, so I figured I'd give Wade a shot as well, seeing that he seemed to have over a 90% success rate with this endeavor.  This one cost a bit more as shipping a major league baseball is a bit costlier than an 8x10 photo, plus the cost of the ball itself.  Earlier this week I received the Nowitzki photo, and yesterday it was a nice surprise to see the package I had sent shoved into my mailbox.  I hurried back into the house, cut open the envelope, and found this beauty;
This brings the number of Major League Baseball Hall of Famers I have signed baseballs from to thirty two.  The list is as follows;
-Don Sutton
-Ozzie Smith
-Andre Dawson
-Ken Griffey Jr.
-Phil Niekro
-Gary Carter
-Eddie Murray
-Stan Musial
-Willie Mays
-Lou Brock
-Yogi Berra
-Paul Molitor
-Frank Thomas
-Jim Palmer
-Joe Morgan x2
-Frank Robinson
-Juan Marichal
-Brooks Robinson
-Johnny Bench
-Fergie Jenkins
-Rod Carew
-Steve Carlton
-Carlton Fisk
-Tony Perez
-Tony Gwynn x2
-Goose Gossage
-Bert Blyleven
-Gaylord Perry x2
-Greg Maddux x2
-Rollie Fingers x3
-Randy Johnson