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.