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Thread: What was your first TTM?

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    What was your first TTM?

    Mine was Mike Schmidt. I was about 15 or 16 and got his address and he was nice enough to return the 87 Topps I sent him, signed.
    I've stopped collecting, BUT I still pick up cards I can trade or sell to all of you. I will trade for autos if you really want something but I usually want $ but I realize not everyone can afford to buy.

    I try to ship within one or two days. Unless the trade is more than one card or a GU/auto, I use a PWE.

    Ty Cobb Fanatic!

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    1984 Fleer Update Juan Samuel, when I was bout 12. I didn't take care of it and I don't know what became of it but I was able to replace it a few years ago. It's one of my favorite old time and modern successes.
    My TTM/Auto Set Wantlist

    See my SICK Roy Oswalt patch card HERE

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    Derek Jeter on a few 2nd and 3rd year cards- and I still have all three
    Ryan Braun: 1,002/2,309= 43.3%
    Warren Spahn 149/1,204 = 12.4%
    Ron Dayne: 501/1,037= 48.3%
    Paul Molitor, and Eddie Mathews
    2005 Topps All-American Autos, Chromes, and Refractors
    Heisman Winner RCs, Autos, and GU

    Ryan Braun collection scanned:
    Trade site:

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    Received this one back in 1989...


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    Mine was Steve Kerr from the Chicago Bulls. The year he hit the 3pointer to win the game for the Bulls. Still today one of my favorite TTM successes!
    89' Topps %92.80 (735/792)
    90' Upper Deck %38.51 (305/792)
    09' Topps Baseball (352/660)
    08' Tri-Star Projections (241/403)

    J.J. Redick Total cards 149(GU = 58 Auto = 19)

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    The first real one I got back was Vladimir Guerrero back in his rookie year. Had a card from Scott Rolen and one from Chipper Jones that turned out to be signed by a auto-pen. I gave up on TTM when i found out about them.

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    I don't remember, but it would have been a 1987 Topps as I sent a bunch of those out that year.
    The players I remember getting are:
    Harold Baines, Jody Davis, Dwight Evans, Dale Murphy, Tim Raines and Tony Gwynn.
    I use Paypal, but not Paypal "gift" to purchase goods.

    I collect:
    Corey Patterson
    Tony Gonzalez TE (K.C. Chiefs, Falcons)

    Allen & Ginter non-sport minis (2009-2011)

    Q R L K Y G W J Y M J E B R B R W Q W Q T U F J E Y B<

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    Mike Scott (Astros) sent out in 1988 (Still have yet to get it back)
    Gerald Young (Astros) was my first success around '88 or '89.

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    mine would have to be when i was going for my 1980 Phillies auto set i sent John Vukovich a 1980 card for him to sign.He only lived about 5 minutes away from me at the time. When i got the card back a week later he had passed from his Cancer. I just thought his wife or someone signed it but later on i ran into a old friend of John and spoke of this and he said no. It was John who signed it. That is who John was to the end for his fans. I wonder if it was his last auto signed?

    John 3:16. For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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    Dave Dravecky on an 88 Topps card. Still have it to this day.

    Main collecting interests: Topps sets, Johan Santana (Twins only), and MN sports teams.

    Trade page:

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    Steve Palermo, Umpire, back when I was 12 or something... read about his heroic story and wanted his autograph If you don't know the story, goggle it!
    Please excuse delays in shipping. I do mail at least 1-2 times per week. So please be patient; you will get your cards!

    Trading ONLY for Pirates autos I need, any/all Forrest Griffin cards, 2010 Topps and 2010 Topps Heritage (for son's 1st sets!), Nicer Steelers cards (GU/AU/Ref/etc.), all Troy Polamalu, and Dean Palmer I need

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    Jun 2005
    Washington State - The Pacific NW

    Not sure which came first, but I only did 2 I can remember as a kid. One was to Duke Snider, the other to Steve Garvey. Both were returned and I still have both items almost 30 years later.
    (1) Steve Garvey items (2)Topps All-Rookie Team Autos


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