Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TTM Sort of Success-Mark Huismann


TTM Collectors...Has this ever happened to you?

Back in December, I sent Mark his Orioles Crown card to be signed. It's his one and only Orioles card, and I know he is a good TTM signer (92%), so I shipped my card off.

Last week, I found a TTM envelope waiting for me in the mailbox. JACKPOT! That's always my favorite mail to receive, with a close second being trade/goodwill packages from my fellow bloggers or readers.

I excitedly opened the envelope...and found this...


OK, don't get me wrong, I think it's awesome that Mark still takes the time to sign his fan mail. So many players do not, so good on him for signing at all. But this is certainly not the Crown card that I sent him. It's a nice Mariners card, but I suppose this means that someone else might have received my Crown card instead of their '87 Topps wood-grain awesomeness. If that happens to be you, please let me know. I'm happy to add Mark's autograph to my collection, and suppose that I will try to send another Crown card to him.

To be continued...

3 comments:

Core Contrarian said...

Looked at the card before reading and thought, "Why would Ryan ever send anybody a Mariners card?"

paulsrandomstuff said...

I have had players keep cards that they hadn't seen before and substitute a more commonly available example. I think that could be the case here, because I doubt Mark Huismann is still getting enough fan mail to mix things up by accident.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Kevin- How well you know me, and my blog.

Paul-That's a very good point, and I was thinking the same thing. I doubt that he can receive THAT much fan mail at this point.