After a two-week pause in mailing at the end of last month, 2012 TTM in full swing. I have steadily been sending out for the past couple weeks - and luckily the returns have been just as regular. Here is what I got back this past week:
2010 Raul Ibanez Player Postcard
One of the fellow collectors who I follow on Twitter reported a success with Raul Ibanez via the Phillies two weeks ago. I was a little surprised after not having seen any previous successes with him - but, have noticed the Phillies forwarding mail to some others recently (Pat Gillick and Jamie Moyer for example). I sent a request and got the below card back signed. I am always skeptical about the postcards that come back from the Phillies (in general they are pre-prints), but this one is definitely a real signature - and is not identical to the earlier success. Who knows if Raul signed it for sure - but, it's nice to think it's authentic.
|Raul Ibanez signed postcard|
1994 Ricky Jordan Player postcard
The summer of 1993 was a great time to be a Phillies fan, and the NL Champions still stand out as my favorite team. I have a couple '93 Phillies projects going on (some more active than others), but I have getting the 1994 5"x7" stadium cards signed over the past few years. Ricky Jordan is a solid TTM bet, and a big part of the teams I grew up watching. This return now gives me 10 in the set signed. I think I will probably try picking up a few more this spring/summer.
|Ricky Jordan signed postcard|
1983 Team Project
Last week I added Von Hayes to the team project and immediately sent it back out to 1B Len Matuszek the next day. 5-6 days later it returned home. Matuszek got some decent time during the 1983 Championship season, and is probably best remembered as the guy who replaced Pete Rose in 1984. I was glad he used the silver Sharpie I sent (and returned it, too). I got this back out today to SS Kiko Garcia, so hopefully there will be another update next week...
|Len Matuszek on the 1983 Photo|
Graphing Philly Launched
In case you missed it, I launched a new site dedicated to Philadelphia sports autographs this week - "Graphing Philly." The site has a full listing of successful TTM addresses for Phillies, Eagles and Flyers players (past and present), upcoming signings and a list of recent TTM successes that is updated daily. If you are interested in getting autographs, please bookmark the site (and visit often).