Spring Training Returns
I'm not going to sugarcoat it - this Spring Training was rough for me in terms of TTM returns. Instead of sending stacks of cards to the entire roster and hoping to get a few back, I took educated gamble and hung out on the outer fringes. The group of returns shown here is pretty representative of my target population: Darin Ruf, Jonathan Pettibone and Phillippe Aumont. I am hoping a few more may still come in over the next few weeks...
I've been looking to find something for a 1960 Eagles project. The guys from the team are historically great signers - and I have sent out individual items in the past, but never did a larger project. I felt pretty lucky to find this 1960 Championship program cover on eBay a few weeks ago and wasted no time in getting it out to Bednarik. This is one that will be in the family for a long time... Note: He now asks for $30 to have a non-personalized TTM autograph.
Of all the signers slated to appear at next weekend's Granite Run Mall show, I am probably most interested to meet Tony Gonzalez. Though I have received several successes from the former Phillies outfielder over the years, I have never had the opportunity to meet him. Anyway, I continue to plug away at the 1964 Bulletin set - and now with Gonzalez safely in my hands, the total signed inserts stands at 18!