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:
2008 Bowman – #91 – Andruw Jones c/o Texas Rangers
2005 Donruss Classics – #183 – Andruw Jones c/o Texas Rangers
There you have it – another FlippingWax TTM Success – thanks Mr. Jones!
Nice surprise in the mailbox today here at FlippingWax. Out of my most recent TTM attempts I have received back yet a few more signed baseball cards, this time they came from Roberto Alomar. This was an interesting TTM success, as I sent 3 cards to Roberto Alomar, and he signed 2 out of the 3, but returned all 3 – I always offer for the player to keep any cards that appeal to them or if they want to give them to friends or family – who knows maybe his sharpie ran out…
1991 Topps – #315 – Roberto Alomar TTM Success c/o Home 2/3
I always liked Roberto Alomar as a 2nd baseman growing up, he was no doubt a talented player that bounced around to a few different teams in his 17 year career. He has many impressive stats from his career, but I am most impressed with his 12 consecutive All Star games and 10 gold gloves as a 2nd baseman!
2001 Topps – #4T – Roberto Alomar TTM Success c/o Home 2/3
And then there was the one he didn’t sign… maybe his Shapie ran out, maybe he is a Topps fan and a hater of Upper Deck – who knows, but I am pleased with 2/3 on this TTM success – thanks Mr. Alomar.
TTM autographs are a great hobby and the more I get returns the more interested I am in trying harder players or just getting more TTM attempts out there – anyone else get any good returns lately?
Today was a good mail day here at FlippingWax. I recently posted how I sent out a few TTM requests last week and today I got my first successful TTM return.
That’s right Jimmy Key c/o Home address 2 out of 2 cards signed and with a successful return in 5 days. I was a fan of Jimmy Key when he was with the Yankees for 4 seasons in the mid 90s. Needless to say I am more than happy with the return!