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.