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Old 10-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what's the biggest name you've gotten ttm?

95% of my TTM successes are players that I probably wouldn't even know existed had I not found them in a stack of commons, and looked up addresses for.
however, there have been quite a few big name players I've gotten in the last 20 years.
-Nolan Ryan was my first ever success, I think I was in 4th or 5h grade, and I felt like a millionaire the day I opened that envelope.
-Joe Montana was another elementary school success. it had the same result as Nolan Ryan.
then I started not getting anything back ever so I lost interest until after I finished high school. I tried spring training addresses in 2006 I believe, and got
-Cole Hamels on a baseball
-Robinson Cano on a baseball and an 8x10
-Mariano Rivera on an 8x10

I was on a hot streak so I went on a mailing spree and started losing baseballs and pictures so I gave it a break again.
sometime around then, I got my first football success from Donovan McNabb, who I ended up getting again shortly after.

i would love to hear about anyone else's big name successes
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Usain Bolt has to be my best one that I've gotten. Postmarked from Jamaica as well.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine would probably be Blake Griffin on an 8X10 in 2010.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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biggest ttm is probably mariano rivera sent him a card to st in 2012, one of my first ttms. biggest ip is probably barry bonds, i was in the right place at the right time during a spring training game in 2006.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok here is a couple of mine
Steve young 8 by 10
Chipper Jones 2 4by6 photos
Bob Cousy 8 by 10
John Havlicek 8 by 10
Ryan Braun 8 by 10
Cameron wake game used autographed glove email success from his agent
Tony cingrani 8 by 10
And then just because the amount
Wade Boggs 10/10 cards with a $5 donation
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Pele, Favre, Elway, strasburg
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Pele, Favre, Elway, strasburg
You have the sickest stuff...hands down.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Around 1981 I got the Denny Eckes Baseball Address Book for my Birthday and I sent out tons of TTM. Some of my scores included:

Ted Williams (after multiple tries)
Charlie Gehringer (IMHO most beautiful signature of all time)
Hank Aaron (really bad Secretary Signatures)
Stan Musial
Mark Fidrych
Jim Kaat
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Id have to say my best is Ernie Banks
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Id have to say my best is Ernie Banks
I did some TTM with Smalling's first address book back when I was in Jr High School (early to mid 80's). I got the following:

Willie Mays
Sandy Kofax - he even personalized it to me
Brooks Robinson
Lou Brock
Reggie Jackson
Tommy Lasorda
Johnny Bench

and the very best? The San Diego Chicken......BOOM!

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Brett Favre would be mine.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Kirby Puckett on a card
Chris Osgood Card
Patrick Roy Picture
Dan Marino Advertisement
Cal Ripken Jr. (in like 1988)
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I've only been doing it since February this year so I don't have many big successes yet, but this is probably my favorite-

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I'm mostly a baseball guy, I'd say my best are Stephen Strasburg, Clayton Kershaw, Giancarlo Stanton, Stan Musial, and Roger Clemens.

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Old 10-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Ernie Banks
Pele
Ray Lewis
Reggie Miller
Dick Butkus
Peyton Manning
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My favorite is my RUSH 8x10 I sent to a venue when they were on tour a few years ago. Some of my better ones since I started doing TTM in 1998 are:

all on cards:
Joe Morgan (before he started the index card thing)
Roy Halladay
Darryl Strawberry
George Kell
Jeff Bagwell
Tony LaRussa
Jason Varitek
Adrian Beltre
Mark Mulder (before he started rubber-stamping)
Josh Hamilton
CC Sabathia
Jose Reyes
Curt Schilling
Mark Teixeira
Duke Snider
Dom DiMaggio
Bobby Doerr
Mario Andretti
Sparky Anderson
Mark Fidrych
Mike Mussina
Bobby Thomson
Kerri Strug
Mike Trout
Mark McGwire
Jim Bunning
Doug Harvey
Mark Spitz
Richard Petty
Kasey Kahne
Jimmie Johnson
Kyle Busch
Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick
Cale Yarborough
David Pearson
Al Unser Sr.
John Elway
Danny Ainge
Brad Daugherty
Lenny Wilkens
Robert Parish

...plus most major college basketball coaches of the early 2000s on index cards

Since 1998 I've gotten over 1,600 total cards signed TTM by over 500 different athletes, and the only ones I paid a fee for were Vida Blue, Felix Mantilla, Kevin Elster, Wade Boggs, Frank Thomas, and Christian Laettner.
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alot of mine are "big names"...ive done mostly football
steve young
terry bradshaw
lawrence taylor
bob griese
coach don shula
coach bill cowher
coach tom coughlin
coach tony dungy
dan fouts
and so on..
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biggest one was Eli Manning 5x7 or Ryan Braun 8x10
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Peyton manning (for a few of us)
Ya Tittle
Warren moon
Zach Thomas
Tedi brushci
Bill Parcells
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so many awesome successes here!
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #22 (permalink)
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A long time along a Willie Mays HOF postcard. I did a donation to get it.
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My best is a signed card of Jerry Rice.
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Tom Brady/Bart Starr/Kirby Puckett/Stan Musial/Otto Graham just to name a few
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Best success I have gotten is probably from Nomar Garciaparra C/O ESPN.
Definitely my favorite I have gotten.
Yeah, I don't really send many huge names off.
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