2019 katester44 TTM returns

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Almost April and hadn't received a TTM request back - and than two show up the same day. As repeated ad nauseum, if you don't send them out, they won't come back. Need to get on that and try to fill up the mailbox a bit!

First one back is ESPN Fantasy Guru Matthew Berry.



Second one back is US Open winner Graeme McDowell - hasn't done much lately, but hey, he has a major title!



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Opening Day of the baseball season brings an almost long lost MLB Network return.

Scott Braun was in the mailbox today. It is a shame that the signatures don't show up very well on the cards, as it was a great insert set to try and get signed.




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Another one back from the MLB Network insert set -- Brian Kenny. Included a little note on his own index card.



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That's AWESOME! So nice to get a personal touch/message. It helps take some of my cynicism away!
The MLB announcers IS a very nice set to get auto'd. How are you doing on it?
Another one back from the MLB Network insert set -- Brian Kenny. Included a little note on his own index card.



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That's AWESOME! So nice to get a personal touch/message. It helps take some of my cynicism away!
The MLB announcers IS a very nice set to get auto'd. How are you doing on it?

Thanks - I dig the personal notes as well. I don't normally add to them to the photos, but I have liked Brian Kenny since his time at ESPN.

I sent out 26 different cards from the set. There were a couple of cards that had multiple personalities on it, and didn't feel like trying to knock those out, at least not until I saw who signed and who didn't. I have received 12 successful returns. I have two RTS (Harold Reynolds & Billy Ripken). Still waiting on 12 more -- getting the Kenny & Braun recently have given me hope that others will still follow. I think the most disappointing non-return so far is Kelly Nash. Shehadi and Watney both returned theirs within two weeks of me sending out.
 

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Opened the mailbox yesterday to find another MLB Network signature had made its way home...postmarked from St. Louis, so guessing he was catching up on some mail prior to broadcasting a game, or on a day off. Glad that he used the silver pen - shows up much better on these dark cards.

Bob Costas


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Another return from the 2018 A/G set -- 2017 US Open Womens Champion - Sloane Stephens. Hoping that she can add a couple more major championships to her resume!!

Something about the A/G cards that are so nice for signatures.



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Been a bit, but finally had another request return home..

PGA Tour - Brandt Snedeker. Multiple tournament winner. Hasn't gotten that first major yet...not that he has signed...even more hopeful that he does. He is a Vanderbilt guy - would have enjoyed seeing "Anchor Down" as an inscription! Once again though, beggars can't be choosy!



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Finally got another return -- the Senior PGA comes through once again...

It is a shame he never won a major, but he is another guy that by all accounts is a great person -- Steve Stricker.



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Another return from 2018 A/G - Paige Spiranac. Had tried her through the LPGA, but that one doesn't seem to have panned out. Was able to get a different address for her, and seems to have worked! If you don't know who she is, google her - she has taken her platform and is using it to fight bullying, which is something that needs to be eradicated!



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Picked the following up at the Phillies game last Saturday night. Gary "Sarge" Matthews - former Phillie Leftfielder. He was signing autos and chatting with fans prior to the game, super nice guy.

I am giving one of the 81 Topps away to anyone who is building the 81 Topps set as an autograph set.



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Looking back at previous posts, seems like all my other images are lost due to tinypic shutting down its free service.

So we will start up again with a new service and cross fingers for better luck...

First return in a while is from the 2019 A/G set -- Marc Summers. Of Nickelodeon/Double Dare/Family Double Dare/the green slime fame. Have sent out a fair amount from this years A/G, hope to see some additional returns.

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Another one back in the mailbox yesterday - LPGA major winner - Cristie Kerr. Had sent to her last year, but she signed the penny sleeves and not the cards, so took another shot minus the penny sleeves and it worked out nicely. She has always been one of my favorite golfers, and was a little bummed when I didn't get a chance to meet her a couple years ago when the Womens US Open was local. Nice part of that is that I believe it will be back here in either 2021 or 2022, so will have another chance to meet her in person.

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Another return from the 2019 A/G set - Emily Jaenson, the GM for the Reno Aces. She is the first female GM for a minor league team. Signed 3 of 3 and included a nice note on the back of one of her business cards.

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Another success from the PGA Tour Ben Crane. No majors, but he does have 4 titles to his credit. More importantly, he was the last guy I needed from the "Golf Boys" -- I now have autos from all 4 of them (Crane/Fowler/Mahan/Watson). The golf tours (PGA/Senior PGA/LPGA) have been some of the best and most willing signers - crossing fingers that my luck/success with them will continue. Now if only a card company would put out a set from the present - the last set to come out was 2012 SP. So many good golfers that don't have cards out...

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Forgot to include his signed verse - Mark 33:34
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own
 

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Another return from the PGA Tour - this one from Fed Ex Cup champ Bill Haas. Someone needs to get a license with the PGA/Senior PGA/LPGA because I am running out of golf cards to send out!!

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