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Old 01-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lookin to start TTM. Questions.

I want to start doing this. But im very new to the whole idea to it.

- do you send cards to the stadium or somwhere else?
- what do you send the cards in?
- if the cards dont get sighned do they get sent back?
-how long does it usually take?
-is it hard to get big name players to sighn?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1) Some stadium, some home depending on player. Ive had success with each. go to ttm websites to check for certain players
2) Penny sleeve, toploader, pwe with sase (self addressed stamped envelope)
3) sometimes
4) depends, some three days, some a year, some never
5) once again depends, some dont sign at all, others are really nice and do all that they can, but still no guarentee
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, Heres what I do.
First, I dont send for big name players unless they have a high success rate. On this site,
SCF Through The Mail Manager
You can search a player to see if they are active signers or not. It also gives addresses to send to. Also, I usually send in a well protected pwe (plain white evelope), and put the card in a toploader (dont use a pennysleve, the players hands are to big and they have trouble). You have to include another stamped emvelope so the player can send back to you. Ttm is a risk/reward, sometimes your card is sent back signed in a matter of days, sometimes it takes months, and sometimes you never get your card back. Avoid sending valuable cards to the player (just incase you dont get it back). I hope that helped
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What websites would you recommend?
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Look at the sticky thread in the TTM section, it has advice
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the ttm thread here, scf is great
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I sent to a spring training facility.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah you can send some there, just have to do it at the right time or youll miss the window for signing
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Spring Training facilities are great from what I hear - often the players are not training all day. They get up pretty early, work their asses off, and are generally free by 2pm to golf or do things such as sign TTM requests.
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