Monday, July 25, 2016

A Failure 13 Years In The Making

I was REALLY surprised and excited to see a return envelope in the mailbox today that had a 37 cent stamp on it.  The address on my return envelope was handwritten, which I haven't done for a long time except on very rare occasions when I think that a handwritten note and envelopes might sway a tough signer to sign (I don't think it ever does).

I opened it up and was really disappointed to find my 2003 Topps Heritage Kenny Rogers card unsigned.  I shouldn't be surprised.  His signing percentage on SCN is 0%.  Not a single successful return.  But, I wonder why he returned it?

I sent this to him in care of the Twins when he played for them in 2003.   I was working on the 2003 Heritage set.  It would have been cool to get back a successful return after so long, but for some reason, it still seems kind of cool to get it back after this long even though it isn't signed,

I started my TTM collection that summer.  This was my 46th request.  To date, I have sent 2,880 requests.

After playing for the Twins, he went back and played for the Rangers, then Detroit.  He hasn't played in the majors since 2008.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Another Return? Dave Chalk

Another surprise this week as I received another return that I sent back in April.

Dave Chalk signed his 1976, 1978 and 1979 Topps for me,

Monday, June 06, 2016

Don Mossi - 1963 Tiger Twirlers

I'm surprised to get another card back considering I haven't sent out any for quite a while.

But today I got a card back from Don Mossi, who signed his 1963 Topps Tiger Twirlers card already signed by Frank Lary.  Now it's off to  Jim Bunning to complete it!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

I'm Still Here!

I just haven't been sending out requests.  I have a small amount outstanding, so they might trickle in here and there.

Speaking of which, Mike Andrews returned a 1972 Topps I sent to him back in January.  I included $10 for The Jimmy Fund.

I don't think I'll send out any requests for the next couple of months.  This summer we'll be busy with some vacation time and an old Mustang the boys and I bought to work on.  If it's really rainy or something, maybe I'll get a few out.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Trevor May - 2016 Spring Training Return

It took three months, but I received a return from Trevor May that I sent to him during Spring Training back in February. Thanks Trevor!

This makes 3 out of 12 requests that have come back from Twins' Spring Training this year, joining Kennys Vargas and Eduardo Escobar.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dave Nelson Return

Today I received a return from Dave Nelson.  I sent my request in care of the Milwaukee Brewers about three weeks ago.

He signed his 1972 and 1976 Topps for me.  This makes number six out of my goal of ten signed 1972 Topps for the year.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Catching Up - Bob Owchinko and Doug Bird

I've received two returns this week.

On Tuesday, I received a return from Bob Owchinko, who was kind enough to sign his 1978, 1979 and 1985 Topps for me.

I received my 1976, 1978 and 1979 Topps signed by Doug Bird in today's mail.


It looks like Sunday will be a rainy day.  Maybe I'll take that opportunity to send out some more requests.