Swings and misses

I am happy to say these are getting fewer and further between. But still, they happen. You can’t hit a home run every time. Here are four more players who signed the card but did not fill out the questionnaire. We shall start with Omar Moreno, mostly because he played for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates […]

Swings and misses

It has been a while since we’ve done one of these, but we got a bunch of letters back in the mail this weekend so now seemed like a good time. These cards came back with signatures, but no surveys. Andy Etchebarren caught for 15 years in the major leagues, mostly for the Baltimore Orioles, […]

Swings and misses

Another round of cards that have returned with no surveys. A three-time all star, Joe Rudi played for 16 years in the majors, mostly for the Oakland A’s. He came up with Oakland in 1967 and retired after playing for the A’s in 1982. In between, he made stops with the California Angels and Boston […]

Swings and misses

Six cards came back with autographs but no questionnaires. Two more came back with bad addresses. Here’s a rundown of our most recent failures. I like to send out old Diamond King cards from time to time because I think they look cool autographed. Unfortunately their return rate is pretty low. The occasions where they […]

Swings and misses

John Mayberry hit 255 home runs in 15 big league seasons. He was twice an all star and showed up in the MVP vote on four different occasions. He twice led the American League in walks and once in on base percentage. He hit .291 with 34 home runs and 106 RBIs for the 1975 […]

Swings and misses

This is a super-sized edition of Swings and Misses, which catalogs posts from players who do not return the survey. All five of these men signed the card though, which was pretty cool, all things considered. Don’t forget, you can click the link for their career stats. Batting leadoff, we have Cleveland Indians infielder Ray […]

Swings and misses

Steve Renko won 134 games while pitching for seven different clubs from 1969-1983. He had his best years for the Montreal Expos from 1970-1974. Four times during this span, he won 12 or more games, twice reaching his career-high of 15. His best season came in 1973 when he went 15-11 with a 2.81 ERA. […]