Saturday, May 15, 2021

Another TTM Success From Jimmy Key

Finally, I was able to add Jimmy Key's 1987 Topps to my set.  I had sent to him TTM back in 2016 among some of my first requests, but I sent a 1998 Fleer Gold Medallion.  This was before I was working on the 87 set.  Then, Key stopped taking TTMs, so I had to wait for him to come up in a private signing.  One finally came, and I got the card done.

I mailed to the signing on December 17 and got the card back on January 28, for a 42-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $25.00.

TTM Success - Ryan Dempster

My friend, Michael, contacted me recently and told me he was hosting a private signing with Ryan Dempster, so I sent two cards his way and participated.  I had a bunch of Dempsters set aside for TTM, but hadn't sent to him.  I figured these two cards would be good; I sent a 2001 Upper Deck SP and a 2010 Topps Heritage.
Dempster (b. 1977) played in the majors from 1998 to 2013 for the Marlins, Reds, Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox.  He had a career record of 132-133 with 2,075 strike outs and a 4.35 ERA.  He was an All Star in 2008, when he also finished 6th in the NL Cy Young voting.  He won the World Series with the Red Sox in 2013.

I mailed to the signing on December 14 and got the cards back on January 28, for a 45-day TAT.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Another TTM Success From Rich Amaral

Back in 2017, I got a few cards back signed from Rich Amaral.  I figured enough time had gone by, so I sent him a couple cards that I had that I wanted to get into my album.  The above 1994 Finest really turned out well.  These were some nice cards, and they look great signed.  I helps that Amaral has a great autograph.
I also got a 1995 Donruss signed.  I opened a ton of these back in '95, and I actually completed the set.  I like adding a few of these, here and there, to my autograph album.

I mailed to Amaral on November 21 and got the cards back on January 28, for a 68-day TAT.

TTM Success - Josh Whitesell

Here are some nice cards that came back signed TTM from Josh Whitesell.  The above 2009 Topps 206 really is a nice card.  I have had a bunch of these that I haven't been able to do much with, so getting this one signed was nice.
He also signed a 2009 Allen & Ginter, 2009 Topps gold and a 2009 Upper Deck.  I kind of forgot how nice 09 Upper Deck looked.  I just think it is a solid design, and I don't have many of those cards.

Whitesell (b. 1982) played in the majors from 2008 to 2009 for the Diamondbacks.  He had 23 hits, 2 home runs and a .200 batting average.

I mailed to Whitesell on September 22 and got the cards back on January 28, for a 128-day TAT.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

TTM Success - Troy Tulowitzki

Two attempts is what it took for me to get a TTM success back from Troy Tulowitzki.  Who knows where the first one that I sent ended up, but I was able to get some really nice cards signed.

I really like the Perspectives inserts that came in 2015 Topps.  I was glad that I was able to find this one in my boxes and get it back signed.
I also had Tulowitzki sign a 2016 Topps Chrome x-fractor and a 2010 Allen & Ginter sketches card.

Tulowitzki (b. 1984) played in the majors from 2006 to 2017 and 2019 for the Rockies, Blue Jays and Yankees.  He had 1,391 hits, 225 home runs and a .290 bating average.  He was an All Star 5 times (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015).  He won the Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award in 2010 and 2011.  His best MVP finish was 5th (2009 and 2010).

I mailed to Tulowitzki on January 11 and got the cards back on January 27, for a 16-day TAT.  I mailed to the University of Texas.

TTM Success - Patrick Kivlehan

These Patrick Kivlehan cards remained in my boxes for a long time because I had known someone who claimed to be friends with him and may be able to get them signed for me.  That never panned out, so I took matters in my own hands and sent them TTM.  The cards came back, and the cards are now in my album.
I was able to get a 2015 Topps Pro Debut and a 2013 Bowman signed by Kivlehan.  Both look great.

Kivlehan (b. 1989) played in the majors from 2016 to 2018 for the Padres, Reds and Diamondbacks.  He had 44 hits, 10 home runs and a .208 batting average.

I mailed to Kivlehan on January 11 and got the cards back on January 26, for a 15-day TAT.

TTM Success - Dax Fulton

I was able to get some nice cards from 2020 Bowman Draft signed when I got this TTM success back from Marlins prospect, Dax Fulton.  
Both of the cards look great; now I need to find a way to get Max Meyer to sign this dual card.

Fulton (b. 2001) was a 2nd round pick by the Marlins in the 2020 June Amateur Draft out of high school.  He started this season with Jupiter, the Marlins Low A affiliate.

I mailed to Fulton on January 4 and got the cards back on January 26, for a 22-day TAT.