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Old 12-18-2013, 11:36 AM
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He probably has a stash of them somewhere for his family after he is gone.
I'm sorry, but the stash of his cards (signed or not) would only be used as a table leg prop. Sorry if that sounds mean.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:55 PM
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I'm sorry, but the stash of his cards (signed or not) would only be used as a table leg prop. Sorry if that sounds mean.


Must be one expensive table you have there
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:27 PM
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Good thread, hope it keeps on going and would love to hear Stinson and Simon chime in…

I have seen a 1969 Topps Minnie Rojas (not mine) so at least one exists.

A few more to add…

1990 Leaf Kelly Gruber (will sign anything else but not this one)
1976 Topps Mike Miley
1977 Topps Mike Miley (might be impossible, he died Jan 1977)
1961 Topps Duke Maas (when offered sells > $1,000)
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:48 PM
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1981 Topps and Donruss Steve Macko are fairly tough. He passed on Nov 15 1981.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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1981 Topps/Donruss reminded me of Win Remmerswaal, pitcher briefly for the Red Sox who has lived the better part of the last two decades in an asylum in The Netherlands. I believe he had several strokes (likely from heavy drug use) and is incapable of signing. I saw an 81 Donruss in dried up blue sharpie that honestly looked awful on eBay years back and it sold for well over $200.

Another toughie and a common name on 1986 Topps want lists is Ramon Romero. A pitcher for the Indians, he disappeared to the Dominican about a year after the card was issued. Romero is in the 1986 Donruss set as well, but it's his Topps card most collectors are after. On one of his many Dominican Republic private signing trips, collector Dave Cameron was informed that Romero had died (perhaps even was murdered) in NYC years ago. His death hasn't been "officially" confirmed though and most websites do not list him as deceased.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:02 PM
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I believe that 1993 versions of Steve Olin and Tim Crews, both killed in spring training, are hard to find.

I also dont believe that David Wells signs cards of a certain team, Jays maybe?

Also, re Doug Flynn and the 86 Topps. Johnny Bench put him on the spot to sign those for charity at an event. He didnt want to, but was completely called out by him on the spot, and felt bad saying no.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:33 PM
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I'd kill for a signed donnie moore 1988 slu
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:37 PM
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Has anyone ever seen a signed 1954 Topps Howie Fox? He got stabbed to death at a bar in San Antonio in Fall 1955.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:59 PM
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I believe that 1993 versions of Steve Olin and Tim Crews, both killed in spring training, are hard to find.

I also dont believe that David Wells signs cards of a certain team, Jays maybe?

Also, re Doug Flynn and the 86 Topps. Johnny Bench put him on the spot to sign those for charity at an event. He didnt want to, but was completely called out by him on the spot, and felt bad saying no.
Quite right on Olin and Crews. Crews moreso as he was a tougher signer and had only two 1993 issues, Fleer and Pinnacle. I think the Pinnacle may have even been issued after he passed. Olin was a very good signer both in person and TTM and there are more '93s of him out there than you might think.

Wells used to only sign Jays cards, and wouldn't sign cards from other teams. He said he only signed his cards for his sons. I believe he does not sign any cards any more, even at paid signings. He didn't start this until the early 90's so his earlier cards aren't hard to find.

Funny that Bench was the one to call out Flynn. Johnny isn't exactly accommodating to autograph requests himself!
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:09 AM
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I think the 1964 Topps Giants Clemente and Farrell are pretty tough to find signed.
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