I made multiple attempts and finally got a TTM success from former Oriole ace, Mike Mussina. The above 1994 Studio Heritage is a card that I really wanted to get signed, but the first one I sent out never came back. So, I had to buy another when I saw it, and then I learned from a fellow TTM grapher that I should send a few bucks and see if that lands me the auto. Thankfully, the card came back this time after I included $5 in my mailer.
I mailed to Mussina on March 9 and got the card back on March 24, for a 15-day TAT. The money really turned this card around fast.