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Old 01-16-2014, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default BillyOcean's 2014 TTM Successes Thread

I'll format this to make it all pretty after more successes roll in. (To find the successful address I used on the link I gave, look for a Success by BillyOcean)
Jan 15, 2014
SUCCESSES
Landon Cassill Address 5/23

FAILURES

Scott Karl Address

Still waiting
Paul Menard
Ronnie Belliard
Armando Benitez
Brian Bohanon
Damon Buford
Paul Konerko
Mark Grace
Shane Reynolds
Sean Berry
Alex Ochoa
Mike Morgan
Braden Looper
Brad Radke
Jose Mesa
Jay Powell

January 16, 2014
SUCCESSES

Woody Williams Address 2/1

Still waiting
Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Scott Sanders
Jim Thome

January 28, 2014
SUCCESSES
Dennis Walling Address 2/5
Jimmy Key Address 2/6
Austin Meadows Address 2/8
Jim Leyland Address 2/27

Still waiting
Jermaine Dye
Sean Casey (round 2)

Jan 29 2014
SUCCESSES
Hunter Green Address 2/5
J.P. Crawford Address 2/15
Ty Hensley Address 3/15

Pending...
Scott Karl (2nd address after failed Jan 28 RTS)
Russ Springer


February 4, 2014

SUCCESSES
Billy McKinney Address 2/14
Aaron Blair Address 2/18
Oscar Mercado Address 2/18


FAILURES
Kevin Young Address 2/18


February 8 , 2014
Successes
Pokey Reese Address

Waiting
Dave Magadan
Robin Ventura
Vinny Castilla
Omar Vizquel
Bobby Abreu
Joe McEwing
Roberto Kelly
Einar Diaz

February 20, 2014
SUCCESSES
Wade Boggs Address 4/29

Still waiting
Clayton Kershaw
Mike Bordick
Walt Weiss
Eric Young (Sr.)
John Valentin
Chili Davis
J.T. Snow
Greg Vaughn
Josh Hamilton

FAILURES
Torii Hunter Address Asking for 30$ donation
4/22

February 24, 2014
SUCCESSES
Kyle Farnsworth Address
3/24
Pending
Ian Clarkin
*Mystery Player X*

February 25, 2014

SUCCESSES
Vance Worley Address 3/5
Alex Meyer Address 3/5

Pending
Michael Wacha

March 18, 2014
SUCCESSES
John Harbaugh Address 3/31
Jordy Nelson Address4/7


Still waiting
Ben Roethlisberger
J.J. Watt
Drew Brees

FAILURES
Peyton Manning Return to Sender Address - Too Busy 3/28

March 19, 2014
SUCCESSES
Stephen Piscotty Address4/1


April 3, 2014
SUCCESSES
Bill Simas Address 4/11

Still Waiting
Gregory Polanco
Danny Salazar
Matt Harrison
Jim Johnson

FAILURES
Joe Nathan Tigers address. Asking for $20 donation. Yuck


April 8, 2014
Aroldis Chapman
John Olerud
Carson Kelly

April 18, 2014
SUCCESSES
Matt Stairs Address 5/12


Still waiting
Shane Andrews
Doug Mirabelli

April 21, 2014
Jameson Taillon
Kevin Ziomek

FAILURES
Peyton Manning Sent card back unsigned Address - Too Busy


April 23, 2014

Trot Nixon

April 29, 2014
SUCCESSES
Rusty Greer Address 5/12


Still waiting
Mike Caruso
Charles Johnson
Brook Fordyce
Scott Erickson
Darin Erstad
Gerald Williams
Chuck Finley
Troy Glaus
Mike Remlinger
Brian Jordan
Scott Williamson

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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*see post 1

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Old 01-17-2014, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Received two successes from 2013, but figured I'd post them here since they came back in '14.

The first was a hit on my main goal - the 2000 MLB Showdown set



Chad Ogea - Former Phillies pitcher who had a unique 1997 World Series with the Indians.


Sent: July 27, 2013
Rcvd: January 17, 2014

Next was a hit on my 2013 Press Pass Racing set




Matt Kenseth - A 2003 Nascar senior circuit champion and winner of 31 races.

Sent: July 25, 2013
Rcvd: January 17, 2014

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Two more returns sent in 2013 today. Scratch that...one was sent in 2012 and I'm totally stoked and surprised it's found its way back.

The first one is a 2013 Press Pass Nascar set hit from a former Daytona 500 winner.



Trevor Bayne
Roush Fenway Racing
4600 Roush Place
Concord, NC 28027
USA

Sent: July 25, 2013
Received: January 21, 2014

I had previously received a success from Bayne earlier in 2013, but this was before I realized I needed to put baby powder on the card to smooth out the gloss. The autographs weren't pretty. These turned out much nicer.


My surprising success comes from a former Pirates player and hitting coach. I was really shocked to see this one back after nearly a year and a half, especially since it comes from the Mobile Bay Bears organization, a minor league club this former player was two jobs removed from.

Anyway, providing another 2000 MLB Showdown set hit is Jay Bell.



Jay Bell
c/o Mobile Bay Bears
755 Bolling Brothers Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36606
USA

Sent: September 18, 2012
Received: January 21, 2014

This address obviously wouldn't work now. I wouldn't be surprised if TTMers start getting Bell returns back in droves as it seemed like he had a dead period there for about two years.

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Those cards are so cool!
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Those cards are so cool!

The 2000 MLB Showdown set is a favorite of mine because of how much open background space there is. I don't think I've ever gotten a bad autograph on one of the cards, though the dark black/blue background on the Astros players in the set provides some difficulty.

Though it's not too aesthetically pleasing, especially compared to some of the beautiful card sets like Heritage today, the sentimental value is still there.

The 2001 set actually had an excellent design to it and I had considered collecting those cards, but graphing the inaugural addition seemed more appropriate.

(example of 2001 card)

I absolutely loved playing this game series when I was a kid. I followed it all the way to its demise in 2005. The 2000/2001 sets always hold a special place with me, as I was really into online tournaments and leagues with the game at the time. While kids were playing Pokemon, I was playing MLB Showdown. I really haven't seen a baseball card trading game like it since. I've tried (the now defunct) Topps Attax and it just doesn't compare.
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I just got a huge, rare return today and I'm still super pumped about it. My computer is running into some problems however, so I will post it later.

It's my birthday today and this was a perfect gift.
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I'm going to kick myself if it's thome. He is top 3 favorite player.
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That would be sick, I sent to him at that same address around the same time too

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I got nothing today, so i'd assume not
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Well, my thunder was stolen by ruck. No it wasn't Thome, it was 500 HR club member Rafael Palmeiro. Like you said, I thought this was lonngggg gone...so much so that I dont even have a date on it. I believe it was from early 2013 though.

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Such an awesome card and sig! congrats! glad he came through for us
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Another set hit from a card sent in 2013.

Two Press Pass additions from Nascar driver Ryan Newman



Got to like the cheesy fishing photo...

Ryan Newman
c/o Ryan Newman Fanclub
PO Box 6028
Statesville, NC 28687
USA

Sent: July 25, 2013
Received: January 27, 2014
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*see post 1

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See first post**

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received my 2nd success from Woody Williams. Got this one about two weeks or so.

My first success was on another copy of this same card, but Woody had signed it in a sharpie that had run its course. This one isn't too much better, but it'll do.

I can safely say this might be the first success for the MLB Showdown set that hasn't looked too great.



weird chocolate mark on the scan or something...IDK what that is, but it's on the plastic sleeve.

Sent: January 16, 2014
Received: February 1, 2014

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Moved to first post*

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Man, those Showdown cards bring back some memories.

Nice stuff, OP!
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Man, those Showdown cards bring back some memories.

Nice stuff, OP!
thanks!

I'm currently 117/462 of the base set

and 28/150 on the pennant run expansion. Obviously, there's a long way to go, but it's been fun. Heck, I'll take nearly 150 set hits in less than two years.
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Two more quick successes today



Hunter Green
1139 Threkel Ferry Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-8935


Sent: January 29, 2014
Received: February 5, 2014



Dennis Walling
P.O. Box 1312
Waynesboro, VA 22980
USA

Sent: January 28, 2014
Received: February 5, 2014


Green's addition officially starts my 2013 Bowman + Bowman Prospects and DP set

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Quick success from Jimmy key


Sent: January 28, 2014
Received: February 6, 2014
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Jimmy key was dirty in RBI baseball for regular Nintendo
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I got back Austin Meadows today. Everyone I've seen use his address has sent the 2013 Bowman card of his. Mine is no different, thus no scan.

Austin Meadows
Sent: January 28, 2014
Received: February 8, 2014

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Quick success and a 2000 MLB Showdown hit.

Was cool I got this one because I sent another to a different address a year ago and haven't received anything back yet.

This one game back in only five days.

Pokey Reese
230 Fox Meadow Lane
Hopkins, SC 29061
USA

Sent: February 8, 2014
Received: February 13, 2014

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I'll have to try Pokey really soon! One of my first ever ttm attempts as a kid was trying to write to Pokey in 2004, I didn't have anything to get signed and I remember I just asked for an autograph and didn't include a sase. I did get back a pp though, but I think I probably threw it away. I remember getting pps for Johnny Damon and Trot Nixon too, man that was a long time ago I was only 10 then
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This came in today after 10 days

Sent: February 4, 2014
Received: February 14, 2014
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