I sent my first mail of 2012 last weekend. Out went the 1964 Phillies team picture to Rick Wise, 1980 Phillies team picture to Bobby Wine and the 1983 team project to Von Hayes. I had previously sent the team picture to Mr. Wise a couple weeks ago, but got a price list back asking for a $5.00 donation. To me, the donation is well-worth the price (Note: He requires $10 for a ball). I received the picture back yesterday, signed nicely in blue Sharpie with a bonus Phillies Alumni 5"x7" postcard. With this addition, I now have 19 signatures on the picture and am very close to having all living members. Hope to close this project this spring with Roy Sievers, Jim Bunning and Ed Roebuck.
|Rick Wise Alumni Postcard|
|Rick Wise - 1964 Team Picture|
Who's Signing - A listing of the top five (in volume) Phillies TTM signers for the week (1/9-1/15)
- Jim Bunning - 7 returns (81% overall success rate)
- Roger Craig - 6 returns (86% overall success rate; requires $5-10 donation)
- Jim Fregosi - 5 returns (97% overall success rate)
- Mark Whiten - 3 returns (94% overall success rate)
- Rudy Meoli - 3 returns (93% overall success rate)
Note: Three successes were also reported from Brad Lidge at the Phillies Spring Training address. All three had been out there for a couple years. Not sure what to make of it. I know Lidge had been working out a CBP this winter, he may have moved onto Florida.
In closing, I am very close to the launch of a new "autograph" page for the site. It will have successful TTM address for the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers as well as listing of recent TTM successes and upcoming signings for all three teams. I am really looking forward to sharing the work and your feedback.