|10-03-2013, 05:24 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: i live in a van down by the river
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
collecting Robert Andino, Phillies & Eagles Autos, and Eagles commons
2013 TTM stats [sent 85/ successes 28/ RTS 4]
|10-03-2013, 05:25 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Usain Bolt has to be my best one that I've gotten. Postmarked from Jamaica as well.
Romans 1:16 #unashamed
Combined Feedbacks on Ebay+SCF=270+=100%(All Positive)
|10-03-2013, 05:38 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2013
-Tom Hanks (Authentic with a Small Donation)
-My favorite one..Robin Van Persie (my avatar, thats my dream card)
-More to Come
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|10-03-2013, 05:53 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
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.
Current offseason projects: Machete Kills film cast: 1/8 Arizona Fall League: 9/25
Check out my successes and sendouts at tinyurl.com/rukas-ttm
|10-03-2013, 07:17 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2013
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
|10-03-2013, 08:07 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Central PA
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)
Go Detroit Tigers!
Working on 1949-1979 Tigers Team Sets including inserts and oddballs. Please drop me a PM if you can help.
|10-04-2013, 08:33 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2013
Sandy Kofax - he even personalized it to me
and the very best? The San Diego Chicken......BOOM!
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|10-04-2013, 08:36 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Land of 11,842 lakes
Brett Favre would be mine.
77 plate autos so far: photobucket.com/plateautographs
Collect Trevor Plouffe, Kennys Vargas, Adam Brett Walker, Twins Printing Plates, Toby Gerhart, Eric Decker
Sierra. Hotel. India. Echo. Lima. Delta. The Shield. Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! #FollowTheBuzzards
|10-04-2013, 09:36 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2010
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-
|10-04-2013, 05:05 PM||#17 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Syracuse, NY
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)
Mark Mulder (before he started rubber-stamping)
Al Unser Sr.
...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.
COLLECTS: -signed base cards from 2011 & 2012 Heritage Minors, and 1985 Fleer & Update
-inexpensive cert cards from ALL sports
-auto'd 8x10s of baseball, basketball, & auto racing
|10-04-2013, 05:30 PM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
alot of mine are "big names"...ive done mostly football
coach don shula
coach bill cowher
coach tom coughlin
coach tony dungy
and so on..
Vikings fan...pc-Dolphins for my son
|10-04-2013, 11:58 PM||#19 (permalink)|
biggest one was Eli Manning 5x7 or Ryan Braun 8x10
DIE.HARD. ROYALS FAN. Girls Can Collect Cards Too!
I do not have the Best Royals collection here, but I get tons of autographs in person which is way more meaningful to me.
|10-06-2013, 09:34 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Peyton manning (for a few of us)
Dolphins PC: 10,000+ W/ 1400+ Gu'ed & Auto
Cameron Wake Super collector!! 112/220 51% 15 1/1's