Tuesday, December 17, 2019

TTM Success: Joe Torre

I really don't send out TTMs much anymore. I feel like I've sort of got the main guys I would have wanted by now, and life feels so busy that I shudder at the thought of going through the steps to send a request. 

I'm being dramatic. It's not that time-consuming. A request probably take around 10 minutes between pulling the card, addressing the envelopes, writing a letter, sealing. I know, boo hoo so much trouble for an autograph. 

But with little free time, TTMing is not something that is rising to the top of my list of things I want to do. And as one might expect, I get very few successes these days because I don't put the time into it.

However, in a past life I did indeed frequently send out requests, which means that I have a few hundred unread and unreturned letters out in the universe somewhere. Many of those have long since been in the dumpster, but a few do find their way back occasionally. Like this one:
Please note that I sent this to the MLB Offices, where Torre holds a position. I know that there is a lot of chatter on social media right now because of Max Muncy's post, but rest assured, this did not go to Torre's private address in case you wanted to call that out.

These are my first Joe Torre autographs, so I'm pretty excited to get them back. I've always liked his old school signature, and the cards turned out great.

Quite the success to have trickle in after two years.

Thanks, Mr. Torre!


  1. That's great that Torre signed these for you. They look great on the cards, too.

  2. Wow, that's cool! He's an expensive signer at the shows

  3. Congrats! I sent him his '81D card as the Mets manager about three years ago and got it back this past summer unsigned. I might retry

  4. Always wanted to get Torre to sign a Dodger card. Maybe I'll send him one and get it back in a few years.

  5. Well worth the two year wait.