Thursday, June 9, 2011

TTM Failure - Vin Scully

I knew it was a long shot, but I sent a ball to Dodger's Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully recently and got this letter back instead. I'm disappointed, but I'm not surprised that I didn't get my ball signed. I imagine that Scully gets more mail than any other announcer in baseball. It would have been nice, but oh well.

I'll probably end up buying an authenticated ball of his at some point, but man, they are EXPENSIVE!

This is only my 4th failure in all of the TTMs I have sent out: Emilio Navarro, Duke Snider, Eddie Joost and Vin Scully. Navarro died as the ball was in the mail and Snider and Joost ended up being in very poor health. Scully is the only one who sent any kind of response. I'll end up sending this ball out for another TTM try, but I'm just not sure yet as to who I'm going to send it to.


The Lost Collector said...

Bummer! I'm sure Michael Kay would be happy to sign a ball for you c/o Yanks. Kidding aside, it would have been a cool success. Hope you can still get a Scully auto.

Dodgerbobble said...

There is word around twon he will be doing a private signing. I'm hearing $400 for the chance to meet him and get the sig. I might just break down and do it.

ernest said...

That's too bad. The best bet for an auto is probably after a game. Although, it might be impossible for Dodger games. I think Spring Training is the best bet. I remember catching him after a Spring Training game in Vero Beach and getting his auto then. In fact, he signed for everybody who asked and easily stayed a couple hours after the game for fans that evening.