Sunday, March 11, 2018

Zippy Zappy's methods work!

One of the best fellow TTMers out there is good 'ol Zippy Zappy.

I can't remember where I saw it, which leads me to believe it was on Twitter, but ZZ sometimes includes a card for that player that isn't of the player himself. Just a small gift for him to keep.

Hmm, I don't think I've ever done that!

On the back of Chance Adams' 2017 Bowman Chrome, the card said he models his game after Trevor Rosenthal, and idolized Willie Mays. Interesting.

I dug through some cards and couldn't find a Rosenthal, but I did find a Mays Turn Back The Clock from the mid-80s. So I included it in my TTM request to Adams.

My card came back signed, along with a post-it:
Cool! What a great idea, ZZ. Hope you don't mind me ripping you off.


  1. When Brandon Phillips was a prospect, I may have included a Deion Sanders and/or Barry Larkin cards in a TTM request since I read somewhere Phillips idolized them.

  2. Wow, that's pretty cool! Nice idea by ZZ and good execution on your part.

  3. Ey, congrats on the Adams success!

    TBH, sometimes I do send the players a card of themselves when I have that but not a card of their idols, sometimes the players don't quite need that, but other times they do.

  4. Very cool. Who knows... maybe Adams will turn into a Mays super collector.