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.


zaneaxtman said...

crazy, i wonder where its been? funny that he opened after all these years and didnt just sign it, or maybe it was found in the stadium somewhere.

Droidtrader said...

It was sent form Texas, so it somehow followed him from Minnesota at least to Texas. I'm not sure if he sent it back, or someone from the Rangers sent it, or??? Pretty weird.