Home after a week.... and a HOF surprise!

t.rooster

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Spent some quality time w/ old friends rafting down the Rogue River for a week. I came home to a bunch of envelopes. Since starting this whole ttm thing about 3 yrs ago I've exhausted the reliable signers, get trickle returns from the maybes and now reaching out to other traders with ttm trades, 50/50s & deliberating on buying cards if they are $5. & under, something I refused to do earlier on.....
I was really happy to get my '75 RC & '76 from Doug Konieczny.....

Made a trade for a '78 Craig Swan, a signer I've never had success with.....

Got back the last cards needed for Johnnie LeMaster, a '78 & one for the '85 project.....

Jim Colburn, Rich Gossage & Horace Speed all signed their '79 card.....

Brian Milner signed his '81 RC....

Numberous returns from my '85 Topps & '90 Donruss projects, which I will not bore you with, but always happy with the returns from the coaches: Cory Snyder, Chuck Crim, Barry Lyons, Mariano Duncan (2nd try).....

The big surprise came, not in the SASE envelope, I included, but a larger note card envelope written on his 2006 HOF induction stationary.... I had made a couple drawings in my request. A hairier version of him on the envelope and a more trimmed earlier drawing in my handwritten letter to him. Bruce Sutter wrote me back thanking me for my drawings & signed his '77 RC, '78, '79, '81 & for my '85 set hits the #9 record breaker and his #370 regular card! Wow.... something like this just makes all the lost cards in the mail seem inconsequential (even though they're not). Happy returns everybody.
 

KCLJ520

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WOW Bruce has never been much of a TTM signer, at least he never was for me, great success, how did you get through to him??
 
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