Tuesday, November 6, 2018

More autographed stuff for me to scan: IP and TTM autos

Quite a lot has happened since I last posted, including Dave Roberts and the Dodgers bullpen politely handing over the World Series to the Red Sox and their four former Tigers (and denying PC guy Rich Hill a much-deserved win in the process).  The MLB season is now done and it's all over except for the awards, but I still have baseball on my mind as I continue to look for stuff to post.

Following up on my last couple that featured some autographed memorabilia I've collected I thought it was high time for me to do an album for my in-person and TTM autographs, so that's exactly what I did.

Like a number of you I got into the TTM thing as a kid and I had a pretty reasonable amount of success in the 90s acquiring a nice range of signatures of players, especially Tigers.  I've also picked up a handful of in-person signatures myself of through others.  And then there's the stuff of unknown origin.

Here's a quick look at the album in its state at the time of this post:
And here's a quick rundown of how I acquired these (as best as I can remember):

  • In-person:
    • Myself:
      • Sager and Lolich
    • Others (trade, purchase, etc.):
      • Putz
  • TTM (myself):
    • Nieves, Hunter, Casey, Guillen, Moehler, Cruz, Easley, Clark, Erstad, Beltre, Alomar Jr., Glavine, Blue, Thompson, Powell, Grace, Williams, Molitor, Eckersley, Smoltz, Garner, Lowell, Salmon, Brogna, Gwynn
  • Can't remember:
    • Whitaker, Anderson, Freehan, Leach, Abbott, Petry, Northrup, Leach, Abbott
I've also sent a decent number of my TTM successes out in trade packages since I don't value them as much as I used to.  And on a related note, I'm happy to make some of these available in trade.  Many are keepers for me, of course, such as any of my PC guys and some of the Tigers, but I'm willing to let a number of them go, so if you're interested, please send me a comment or email!

And please feel free to keep up with this collection (though I likely won't be adding much to it at this point) via this link, or hit the link in the sidebar to your right.

So what do y'all think?  Any favorites here?  What's the best player you've gotten, be it IP or TTM?


  1. Very nice assortment of names. Love seeing what team centered collectors have since a lot of them tend to be obscure names who fade with the passage of time but also really really annoy completionists lol. Also I didn't even know that Putz was ever a Met :P.

    As for best IPs/TTMs in my collection... I can't choose.

    1. Thanks for looking! And I guess I won't make you pick from your ridiculous collection. Very impressive!

  2. For me it’s Mike Lowell and the underrated Tim Salmon.

    My best TTM was non sport. I do better that way. It’s a tie between Kevin James and Betty White. Not that my ren and stimpy one was bad ;)

    1. Nice choices, and very cool results yourself!

  3. Also not sure if you saw my Topps Update review, but If you didn’t there is an SSP right up your alley!

  4. I love the Blue and Petry cards! 1986 Topps is one of my favorite designs for getting signed.

    1. Thanks! And you're right, it works quite well. You can see I generally sent low-end stuff that I didn't mind losing if the players didn't respond.