TTMCast this Week
On this week’s TTMCast, Nolan Ryan Super Collector Scott Garner joins me in Collectors Corner to talk about his passion collecting Nolan Ryan and no-hitter memorabilia. Scott has amassed one of the largest Ryan collections in the country and has over 200 no-hit tickets and autographs as well.
This Wednesday, on TTMCast 1-on-1, former NBA center Otto Moore and I look back at his career in the NBA and talk about his love of signing autographs for fans through the mail.
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TTM Successes this Week
Even though I was in Florida most of last week, my mailbox was full upon my return. There were some nice cards inside the envelopes including some 1974-75 Topps basketball, 1987 Topps baseball and a few hockey returns from the 1970s.
“Jumpin Jimmy” Washington was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the 6th pick in the 1965 NBA draft out of Villanova. Washington played for the Hawks, Bulls, 76ers, and Braves from 1965-1975. He scored 8,168 points during his career.
Washington signed his 1974-75 Topps card in about three weeks.
Davis played his college ball at Duquesne and played in the ABA for the Pittsburgh Condors and in the NBA with the Bucks from 1972-1976. He scored over 1,500 points in the ABA and NBA and dished out over 300 assists. Known for his hustling ways, his best game was in 1973-74 season when he scored 22 points and grabbed 8 rebounds against the Washington Bullets.
He signed his 1974-75 Topps card in about two weeks.
“Bunny” Chones stared at Marquette and played for five different ABA and NBA teams from 1972-1982. He was a member of the 1980 World Champion Lakers and scored 7,664 points in the NBA for Cleveland, LA and Washington.
He signed his 1974-75 Topps card in less than a week.
Bordick was a star at Unversity of Maine then played for four MLB teams from 1990-2003. He set records for most consecutive errorless games at shortstop with 110 as a member of the Orioles. He played in the 2000 All-Star game and is a member of the Orioles Hall of Fame. He played in 32 post season games.
Bordick signed 1993 and 1999 Topps cards in about three weeks
Kingery played ten seasons in major league baseball as outfielder for Kansas City, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Colorado, and Pittsburgh. He belted 30 home runs and knocked in 219 runs. He played in four post season games with the Rockies in 1995, getting two hits in ten at bats.
He signed his 1987 Topps card in about a week.
Reed pitched for nine seasons with the Phillies, Indians, Mariners and Red Sox from 1981-1990. Reed won 20 games during his 9-year career.
He signed his 1986 and 1987 Topps cards in about three weeks.
Snell played four seasons in the major leagues from 1984-1987 with Baltimore and Detroit. He threw primarily out of the bullpen compiling a 7-6 record and striking out 96 batters during his career.
He signed his 1986 and 1987 Topps cards (which used the same picture) in about two weeks.
Fontenot won 25 games for the Yankees, Cubs and Twins from 1983-1986. Fontenot was part of the trade to the Yankees from the Rangers for Mickey Rivers in 1979.
Fontenot signed his 1986 and 1987 Topps cards in about a week. His 1987 Topps card is another beautiful example of air-brushing by Topps.
Kehoe played right wing Toronto and Pittsburgh from 1969-1985. His best season was in 1979-80 when he scored 55 goals for the Penguins. Kehoe scored 371 goals and added 396 assists during his NHL career.
He signed three cards including his 1979-80 Topps card in less than three weeks.
Herron played goalie for Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Montreal from 1972-1986, winning the Vezina Trophy in 1981 with Montreal. In all, he won 146 games during his career.
He sighed and personalized threeTopps cards in about three weeks including his 1976-77 card featuring him as a Kansas City Scout.
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