This 2001 Upper Deck of John Halama was one of those cards that I found in a box that I just had to get autographed once I saw it. It was among a small stack of 2001 Uper Decks that I had found at a show with my good friend, Ryan, earlier this year. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed the photography of this set. I was really glad that I added the stack to a bulk deal that I had made at that show.
Because I had seen that Halama was signing, I found a few of his other cards in my boxes; a 2002, 2003 and 2004 Topps, along with another card from the bulk deal at the show, the below 2000 Upper Deck.
Halama (b. 1972) played in the majors from 1998 to 2006 for the Astros, Mariners, A's, Devil Rays, Red Sox, Nationals and Orioles. He had a record of 56-48 with 492 strike outs and a 4.65 ERA.
I mailed to Halama on March 16 and got the cards back on May 12, for a 57-day TAT.