Thursday, February 26, 2009

TTM Success

Another day of work, another couple thousand books and a self addressed stamped envelope waiting for me when I got home. The envelope was postmarked Phoenix (Arizona, not Oregon) so I knew it had to be one of the Padres I had sent out. It was the two Edgar Gonzalez cards that I had sent him and a thank you note. These days I am usually able to buy a lot of a certain player when they come out, so I keep a couple at home, ask them to sign a couple and send the rest along for them to keep. I think I sent Edgar about 15 of the Bowman card and 1 Topps card. When I mail the request out I try to make it as easy as possible for the player. I include a stamped self addressed envelope, a Sharpie, and some extra cards for them to keep. Since I started doing that I think David Wells is the only one who hasn't signed for me. It took 8 days for the cards to travel from Portland to San Diego to Peoria and back again.

6 comments:

zman40 said...

That's pretty cool. It's not too often that you get thank you notes from that player that is signing the card (or at least I don't).

Also, did you send the card to San Diego?

Rod said...

Zach, I just send them to the address in SD and they make their way quickly to Peoria.

Dinged Corners said...

This is fantastic. I'm sure ballplayers enjoy a little considerate interaction like this.

Dubbs said...

This is great stuff here. If only all players were that cool. Of all the sports, though, I'm glad I'm a baseball fan first and foremost. Baseball players treat their fans the best. Keep the TTMs coming!

ElectricFriar said...

Rod,

Wow another great success...first Dirk Hayhurst's response, now Edgar's. I still need to send my requests out...Hopefully I'll have some time this weekend.

Melvin Nieves said...

Keep up the great work Rod! I like the blog, especially hearing stories about the plaers' various responses.