Survey Says…
November 16th, 2011 by slangon

I know I’m a little behind the times on this, but I’d been meaning to do it for a while now. Getting that Craig Swan autograph in the mail a few days ago just reminded me of it. In case you missed it, a week or 2 ago, Nachos Grande posted a questionnaire for all […]

A TTM Success from Out of Nowhere
November 15th, 2011 by slangon

Or at least it seems like it was out of nowhere since I sent it out over a year ago. Craig Swan pitched for the Mets for 12 seasons, from 1973 to 1984. For some reason I was under the impression that he bounced around a bunch of teams, but apparently, outside of 5 innings […]

How Long is Too Long?
April 18th, 2011 by slangon

I’m sure no one who reads this remembers (or particularly cares), but waaaaaay back in July of last year I busted a box of 2010 Ginter as part of Gint-A-Cuffs II and was fortunate enough to pull a Dale Davis autograph redemption card. According to the email chain, I sat down and typed in the […]

A TTM Success for the Mets Home Opener
April 8th, 2011 by slangon

So the Mets are playing their home opener later today against the Nationals with the incomparable R.A. Dickey taking the bump for the Mets. They enter the first home stand with a .500 record after splitting their first road trip 3-3. I’ve got to say that I have mixed feeling on the season so far. […]

The First Spring Training TTM of 2011
March 3rd, 2011 by slangon

Earlier in the year, I had written up a State of the Blog post that was really more of a list of New Years resolutions for how I go about collecting cards. One of the goals that I had set for myself was sending out more TTM requests. Like most New Years resolutions that most […]

Two More TTM Successes
February 24th, 2011 by slangon

Got 2 more TTM requests back in the last couple of weeks. So far with the new Everyday Joes cards I’m 6 for 7. Not bad. Also, that 7th card was actually a Spring Training request, and those guys just got into camp a week or so ago, so I’m still hopeful about that one. […]

A TTM Success That Proves Once and For All That I’m an Idiot
February 4th, 2011 by slangon

Back in May of last year, when Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts unfortunately passed away, I wrote a short little post lamenting his passing. In it, I showed a custom card I had made of him and related a story about how I had sent him a copy to be signed, which he sent […]

A Back Log of TTM Success
January 28th, 2011 by slangon

Just after the New Year, I had sent out a flurry of TTM requests and kept promising myself that I was going to send out lots of customs to get signed this year and blah blah blah. After that initial flurry, I kind of slacked off again, but a lot of the cards that I […]

My First TTM Success of the New Year
January 12th, 2011 by slangon

Right on the footsteps of my 1st official card acquisition of the new year comes my 1st TTM success of the new year. I don’t mean that this is the first one I received back in the new year, either. I sent this out on January 3 and a week later it was back in […]

A TTM That Time Forgot (Almost)
January 7th, 2011 by slangon

The last couple of days, pretty much since the calendar changed over to 2011 in fact, I’ve been thinking more and more about TTM autograph requests. I sent my first request sometime in September of 2009, and kind of went on a bit of a tear with it for a few months. Coincidentally (or maybe […]