Normally, I write about all of the TTM successes I have, but sometimes, there is a failure or two mixed in. Today, was a failure. I received my mailer back from Marvin Miller, whom I had really wanted to get an autograph of, but inside my mailer was my ball (which was blank) and this note.
I understand what he is getting at with the note and the Ebay comment. I have seen too many times where people abuse the privilege of TTM by sending 4, 5, 6 cards to someone instead of requesting only one autograph for themselves. All the time on sportscard forum there are people who talk about sending 6 cards at a time and complain when only one comes back signed.
Of course, I just did an Ebay search of Miller's autograph... I think he might be more concerned about diminishing the value of HIS autograph; signed and authenticated Marvin Miller baseballs are going anywhere between $150 - $300 on Ebay.
So, that being said, I may send a letter thanking him for his time, that way, I can climb off the bitter bus, because, really, it is his choice who to sign for.
I would have liked my pen back, though.....