If you’ll recall, one of the smaller details in my last post was that I was out at a card show when my house was broken into. I haven’t shared anything from the show yet, but I did pick up several additions to my collection, including a trio of Houston autographs. Now, I’m scanner-less due to the burglary, but I can’t just sit idly by and not post anything. So let’s start off with a bunch of new autographs that I’ve added to the roster.
First off was a trio of Bruce Bochy autographs, including his 1979 rookie card. I lucked into an ’81 Fleer set (to be discussed at another point) and have designs on trying to get as many cards from the set signed as possible, just because I’m in love with it. I’d nabbed the rainbow jersey ’81 Donruss at a card shop and bought an extra just to send to Bochy. These took just over a month to come back.
The next one, though, was really great to see.
I finally wound up with some Matty Derp-minguez autographs! This was my second time trying to write to him, and I found success sending it via AAA Fresno. I’m not sure if he’ll ever be back up with the big league club, but he was fun to watch at the hot corner for a bit. Matt got my cards back to me in 36 days.
My gamble paid off, and I got back all three Jason Castro cards signed! This was an awesome surprise. All told, they were out for 119 days. They are pretty nice looking signatures too, not just a bunch of scribbles or a pair of initials. I’ll take a “J – Castro 15” anyday!
These seven new additions bring my auto roster up to 175 different players in uniform. That’s about 1/5 of the all-time roster. Not too shabby so far.