I came across a few abandoned, team-autograph projects while recently cleaning up my Phillies Room: The 1950s-era Phillies photo and a Phillies Wall of Fame photo. It has been a few months since I added any new signatures to either - but the passing of several former Phils late last year brought about the cruel reality that the players from the "old days" will not be around forever...
Chuck Essegian - 1950s-era Phillies
Essegian broke into the Majors with the Phillies in 1958 - collecting 114 at-bats across 39 games. It turned out to be his only season with the team as he was traded to the Cardinals before 1959 for Ruben Amaro, Sr. (Note: This may actually be one of those history altering moves - if RAS isn't a Phillie, does his son become one - or, ultimately their GM?) The highlight of Essegian's career may be his two pinch-hit home runs for the Dodgers in the 1959 World Series.
Curt Simmons - Phillies Wall of Fame
I started this project during last summer's Alumni Weekend - though, it was way too crowded to get very far. I was lucky enough to add Charlie Manuel and Bob Boone. Surprisingly, many of the living WoFers are also good TTM signers and I think I can significantly alter the look of this photo with some effort.
As far as TTM signers go, Whiz Kid Curt Simmons is a Hall of Famer. According to recorded results in Sports Collector Net's database, collectors have been successful on 99% of their requests - with an amazing 482 reported successes over the years!