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TTM Success – August 6, 2009

Got home today from being out of town for a few days and had that mysterious envelope in the mailbox. Always a treat to get a nice successful TTM return. I mark my address for both the send to and return address on the SASE I sent out so if it gets lost it will always (hopefully) come back to me anyway, as there is no sense in sending the player back his own autograph.

Today it was the Texas Rangers star center fielder – Andruw Jones. This is exciting as it marks a successful TTM return from an active major leaguer! It is always nice to see a guy take time out of his busy career and give a little back to the fans. In today’s game it is easy to get caught up in all the BS hoopla regarding rule breakers and steroid users, but in the end these guys are getting paid (handsomely might I add) to play a game – something that anyone of us as a baseball fan would love to do, and something all of us dreamed doing as a kid!

Here is what Andruw Jones threw some ink on for me. Andruw Jones c/o Texas Rangers 2/2 in 15 days:

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2008 Bowman – #91 – Andruw Jones c/o Texas Rangers

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2005 Donruss Classics – #183 – Andruw Jones c/o Texas Rangers

There you have it – another FlippingWax TTM Success – thanks Mr. Jones!

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TTM Going Out Today July 23, 2009

Well, like I have stated in the past I am going to use some of my collection for some TTM or through the mail autographs. Through the mail autograph collecting is a process in which you send something (in this case a baseball card) to an athlete or a celebrity to be signed and mailed back to you. Be sure to include a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for the person you are requesting the TTM autograph to send the autographed materials back to you in.

Remember, this is not a guaranteed thing, so be sure to not send anything of too high value or something that you would be devastated to lose or not receive back. A great source for the addresses of the athletes that you would like to send TTM requests to is Harvey Mieselman’s Ultimate Address List. TTM is a great hobby, the suspense of waiting for your returns is great and it is a nice affordable way to collect sports autographs, to note I do not sell any of the autographs I receive, they are for my personal collection of sports memorabilia.

Here is my TTM attempts that are going out in the mail today 7/23/2009:

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Willie Randolph c/o Milwaukee Brewers

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Steve Sax c/o Home

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Roberto Alomar c/o Home

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Pete Rose c/o Field of Dreams

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Paul O’Neill c/o Home

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Mike Mussina c/o Home

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Mariano Rivera c/o NY Yankees

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Danica Patrick c/o Danica Racing

That is a start of the TTM requests I have going out today, I will add the others in a later posting.

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Mailday – July 21, 2009

With all the different ways to obtain cards now because of this pipeline called the information superhighway, no longer do we as collectors have to head down to the hobby shops to grab a few packs of wax. I go through swings were I look more to do business on eBay as well as some other trading forums to get cards instead of busting the wax myself.

Today was a pretty fun mail day for me, here is what it brought…

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I picked up this lot of 15 1990 Upper Deck – Don Mattingly cards off eBay for about $0.27 each, but after a shipping mishap on the sellers part he refunded me my purchase price as well as a few extra bucks for troubles – great eBayer! So I guess in the end I threw these into my growing Mattingly collection under the freebie column.

Next I was recently checking out a few threads on an autographing forum I am a member of and came across some 2009 Bowman baseball cards that the seller was looking to deal. It was one of those more you buy, more you save things, so I picked up the following for $15 shipped…

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  • 2009 Bowman – #1 – David Wright (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #7 – Ken Griffy Jr (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #110 – Joba Chamberlain (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #2 – Albert Pujols (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #14 – Ryan Howard (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #4 – Chase Utley (4)
  • 2009 Bowman – #3 – Alex Rodriguez (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #80 – Derek Jeter (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #145 – A.J. Burnett (5)

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  • 2009 Bowman – #71 – Robinson Cano (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #30 – Torii Hunter (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #124 – Nick Swisher (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #32 – Johnny Damon (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #9 – Chipper Jones (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #117 – Mark Teixeira (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #54 – Josh Hamilton (4)
  • 2009 Bowman – #35 – Jorge Posada (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #10 – Ichiro Suzuki (6)

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  • 2009 Bowman – #38 – Dustin Pedroia (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #20 – Josh Beckett (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #172 – Derrek Lee (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #44 – Ryan Braun (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #100 – Tim Lincecum (5)
  • 2009 Bowman – #8 – Manny Ramirez (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #68 – Evan Longoria (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #28 – C.C. Sabathia (6)
  • 2009 Bowman – #188 – Kevin Youkilis (5)
  • Not Pictured: 2009 Bowman – #69 – Daisuke Matsuzaka (6)

Sure, the Bowman is just some base, but I got a few players I like *cough*Yankees*cough* and a few other guys that are good players even those they don’t get to put on the pinstripes. I got multiples for TTM attempts (yes, I know good luck with the stars), or if anyone reading needs some of these cards to complete a set, or just for their own collections drop me a comment and we will get in touch and I will send them out to you on my dime for reading.

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