Phillies TTM: Week of 11/14/11

So, a couple weeks ago I laid out my winter plans for TTM activity.  I have been working hard to check a couple items off the list and thought I would share...

1980 Team Photo - Dallas Green signed via his home address last week.  It took about three weeks, and was postmarked from Florida.  I had a couple players targeted (Bowa and Unser), but because of the recent quick turnarounds noted on Sports Collectors Net, I sent to Lee Elia (Third Base Coach in '80) instead.

1977 Team Ball - With regret, I decided to start this project without having a Danny Ozark single-signed ball as my base.  I have been looking for months to find one, but finally gave up and used a new ROMLB.  First request went out to a safe TTM bet - 1967 Cy Young Award Winner, Jim Lonborg.  "Gentleman Jim" was the first to sign my 1976 ball last year, and it seemed fitting to have him kick things off again.  This one went out last week.

Jim Lonborg - 1977 Phillies team ball

1960 Sports Illustrated - Again, I played the hot hand and sent the magazine off to Tony Gonzalez.  Gonzalez is pretty streaky (looking at his return history), and with this recent activity felt it might be a safe bet to try him.  For $5 he signed the cover, bringing me to nine total signatures!  It is off again, this time to Allentown, PA for Art Mahaffey.  Another great TTM'er!

On the fly--Sent a postcard from the 2011 Phillies Fan Appreciation Night card pack to HOF GM Pat Gillick.  Two of my Twitter followers reported returns last week, and I jumped in, too!  I will be excited to get this one back.

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