Friday, April 17, 2009

I want to try through the mail autograph

I realize my writing here has been a bit lacking of late, and I don't really know why. Like I said in today's post over at '89 Bowman, I'm just not feeling it right now.

But, as the title of this post implies, I've been kicking around the idea of giving TTM a shot lately, but I really don't know where to start.

Is there a source for current addresses of players who are good TTM signers? I don't want to just send cards off into the void, but I also don't want to feel like a stalker by going to a phonebook or using a name search online (but for some reason, having someone else do that work for me feels less wrong).

I've recently acquired an extra 1990 Donruss Steve Avery Rated Rookie card and since it's my favorite card ever made, what's a better choice for an autograph? I've also got an extra 1990 Bowman Steve Avery that would look nice with an autograph. I've never read anything about him signing through the mail, so I don't know if he's a good candidate or not, but the cards are extras that I can afford to lose, so what the hell?

Does anyone have some advice on where to start? Any websites to look at? Anything at all?



burnsee2 said...

Check out It lets you check out recent successes with addresses that people have had with ttm within the past 14 days for free. If you get serious about ttm you can pay 15 bucks and have access to all of the players addresses and success rates. I started doing ttm about a year ago and I have found that this website has really helped in finding quality addresses that work for players so you dont end up having a lot of return to senders.

Andy said...

I have had numerous chats with Scott at 83 Fleer Project about this and he can offer some suggestions as well I think. Hit him up over at his blog.

gcrl said... and are two other sites that i have used.

Ben said...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I'm gonna try and figure this thing on pretty soon and give it a shot.

Since I'm not signed into my own site, my word verification is "eyfock." Sounds... painful.

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