Thursday, February 13, 2014
1986 Topps Rangers.
I sent this 1986 Topps card to former Ranger George Wright on February 5, 2014. He was gracious enough to sign and return it to me. It came back in the mail on February 10, 2014. The autograph is much appreciated since I didn't have Mr. Wright's signature in my collection yet.
When I went to put the card away I noticed something. I have a lot of signed 1986 Topps Rangers cards. 25 to be exact. That's out of a team set of 37, including the traded set. The 25 autos I have include four of the traded cards. I decided maybe I should try to get the whole team set signed.
Here's the 1986 Topps Rangers I don't have signed yet:
None of these guys are big names. There weren't many big names with the Rangers in the 1986 set. They do present challenges though. Sadly, Darrell Porter has passed away. Unless I can trade for, or buy, a previously signed card I may have to make an exception for him. Curt Wilkerson will not sign through the mail because he considers it weird that people send mail to his home. No word on how he views store ads in the mail. I've tried Petralli, Tolleson, Ward, Mahler, Paciorek, and Williams before without success. I just sent out a new request to Petralli at a new address. I'm currently out of extra cards of Mitch Williams and Mickey Mahler.
If you happen to have any of these cards signed (and are sure they are legit), please let me know. I have several through the mail autographs listed for trade and I am sure we could work something out. If you happen to have an address for any of these guys that you know is good please shoot me an email. I would be thrilled to give it a shot. If you have ever undertaken a project like this I would like to hear about it and any successes, challenges, or tips you may have.