Thursday, February 26, 2015

The requests are out. Now we wait.

This morning, the last batch of my spring training TTM requests went out. I don't intend on sending any more, unless there are one or two stragglers I didn't think of the first time around.

I have a nice mixture of guys I sent to this year, hoping that I end up with more success than I have the past couple of years. I've seen the numbers dwindling. I'm not sure if players are signing less, or just getting more mail, or a combination of both. However, it's not as easy as it was in the '90s and 2000s. So I'm just trying to be a little smarter about it.

I sent about 20 customs (created through the Rookies App) to guys who didn't have a Yankees card, or who haven't been featured in a team set yet. They may have just been a short-time Yank or a new acquisition. I sent to a few coaches across the league as well.

Lastly, I have a few requests out to complete 2015 in my Topps Yankees Project.

All in all, 46 requests when out, which is about 20 more than I was planning on sending, but I got in a groove while my wife was watching some HGTV crap.

While we wait for some returns, here are some nice TTM successes from past years. I've had many successes, and this is just a random sampling. Enjoy!


  1. Ha. I usually start messing around with my cards when my wife starts watching HGTV as well. We have an ongoing joke about House Hunters and how long it will take to mention "a space to entertain."

  2. Nice cards there. I particularly like the Rivera and the Pettite. Those are a couple of Yankees I can admire and not feel like an Orioles traitor. The Rivera is particularly nice, that's a great sig he has.

    I'm debating on whether or not to ask for autographs during my trip to ST. I'll have the access, maybe not the fortitude.

  3. Good luck! Love that Rivera success, wish I could've gotten him when I had the chance.

  4. Good luck.

    I just got my first ST return today but I've still got a lot more I need to send out that I failed to prepare in time because I never got in a grove (my significant other needs to watch more HGTV).

  5. Wait--Mo signed TTM!?!? Wow...