Tuesday, May 22, 2018

TTM Success: A Don Mattingly masterpiece

Over the past few days, I've seen some Don Mattingly TTM successes coming through from requests that were sent to the Marlins manager during spring training. I sent one as well, and was hoping mine would return like the others I was seeing.

It did.

For the life of me, I couldn't remember which card I sent to him. For some reason, I thought I either sent a 1987 Topps base or All-Star. While I do keep records of of my TTM requests, I rarely note which card I sent, only the quantity (e.g. 1 or 2 cards).

I was happy to open my envelope and remember I sent this:
OH YEAH! 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces!

I love these cards. From the simple design to the canvas-like texture, they are perfect for signatures. This is now the third Masterpiece I've gotten signed:
What a great looking card of Mattingly. I guess if I had one complaint it would be that I think blue Sharpie would have looked better, but I'm not someone who sends a pen with their cards, so beggers can't be choosers. I'm still thrilled with it and think it looks awesome.

What a great set. What a great player. What a great autograph.

Thanks, Donnie Baseball!


  1. My favorite player, no doubt about it. I remember meeting him a couple times at Ken Kaiser's annual banquets in Rochester, NY. Even all these years later, I still remember he looked me in the eye, asked me a couple questions, and commented that he loved the card I was having him sign (1986 Topps).

  2. Thats an awesome choice for a TTM.