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TTM Success: Ben Grieve

Posted in TTM Success with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

I arrived home Wednesday evening to a surprise: a Through The Mail success from 1998 American League Rookie of the Year Ben Grieve. Growing up in the Bay Area, I remember the few good seasons Grieve had with the Oakland Athletics. For a good while it appeared that Grieve was going to be a solid major league. As it turned out, he had only a handful of decent seasons before being shipped to Tampa Bay, and eventually the Brewers and Cubs. I sent this request more than a year ago after finding these 1995 Topps Grieve cards at a local thrift store. It appears that Grieve signed the card on the right and accidentally rubbed the ink with his thumb, but the one on the left is perfect. A nice, inexpensive addition to my collection of autographs.

Thrift Treasures Part III: Bang for your Buck

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

3treasuresguillenMonday’s are always tough for me. That’s usually when I get the itch to buy some new cards. But this week I did good. Instead of blowing my hard-earned cash on some blaster with astronomical odds, I headed back to the thrift store in search of some bargains. So here we are, Part 3 of Thrift Treasures. Again, 20 cards, $1. Continue reading