Sunday, February 26, 2017

Error Leads to Great Dave Stapleton Autograph

This is probably the best through the mail autograph success story I have yet.
It took former Boston Red Sox first baseman Dave Stapleton 1,167 days to return an autograph card to me.
It is the third longest wait I have had next to Bob Tewksbury, who took 1,851 days, and GlenAllen Hill who took 1,285 days.
There is an added twist to the story, a mistake that I made which resulted in this great return.
When I mailed Stapleton a card, I erroneously sent him a card of former Milwaukee pitcher Dave Stapleton.
I’m still stunned I made such a mistake as I always liked Boston’s Stapleton and his 1981 Donruss card was one of the first card I remember adding to my collection.
I sent the Brewer’s card and a note wishing the pitcher happy holidays.
What I received back four years later is an autograph from Boston’s Stapleton and a note highlighting my error, signed by Boston’s Stapleton and citing that he played for Boston 1980-1986 #11.

I have since checked 
and realized that there isn’t an address for the former Brewer’s pitcher.

I hate the error I made but I love the result.
Thank you to Boston’s Dave Stapleton.


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Also, visit www.thelamfoundation.org and become aware of a deadly lung disease striking out women called  Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, (LAM.)
There is no cure and doctors are not sure what causes it.

Other big league players I have attempted to contact for a TTM autograph include: Latroy Hawkins, Tony  Pena, Omar Vizquel, Tim Wakefield, Tommy John, Ron Gant, Bryan Harvey, Tommy Lasorda, Ray Fontenot, Jason Thompson, Leon Durham, Dave Winfield, Jay Tibbs, Mike Scioscia, Ken Howell, Eric Davis, Randy Milligan, Danny Tartabull, Joe Magrane, Roger McDowell, Rick Aguilera, Nick Esasky, Kevin Seitzer, Dave Burba, Chris Sabo, Charlie Hayes, Tommy Gregg, Junior Ortiz, Mariano Duncan, Mo Vaughn, Andy Hawkins, Howard Johnson, Matt Nokes, Julio Franco, Rick Rhoden, Rafael Palmiero, Curt Wilkerson, Tim Laudner, Wade Boggs, Mark Gardner,  Greg Walker, Gary Gaetti, Armando Benitz, Tim Hudson, Scot Radinsky, Gerald Perry, Rico Brogna, Sandy Alomar, Ken Griffey Sr., Kirk Gibson, Pokey Reese,  Mark Wohlers, Eric Owens, Tim Wallach, Herm Winningham, Dave Righetti, Kal Daniels, Jim Gantner, Wally Backman, Steve Lombardozzi, two requests to Todd Frohwirth, Terry Pendleton, Ron Robinson, Paul Sorrento, Craig Kimbrel, Dennis Boyd, Craig Kimbrel, Peter Moylan, B.J. Surhoff, Butch Huskey, Tom Herr, Jim Deshaies, Brady Anderson, Mike Lieberthal, Walt Weiss, Hal Morris, Chili Davis, Tim Spehr, David McCarty, Mark Langston, John Farrell, Storm Davis, Stan Javier, Tom Brookens, Rick Honeycutt, Mike Krukow, Billy Hatcher, Don Schulze, Steve Wilson, Tim Teufel, Davey Johnson, Keith Lockhart, Willis Otanez,  Webster Garrison, Juan Berenguer, Lenny Harris, Howard Johnson, Steve Karsay, Kent Mercker, Lance Lynn, Ben Zobrist, Kevin Siegrist, Jeff Treadway, Joe Carter,  Tim Leary, Brian McRae, George Bell, Rance Mulliniks, and a second card to Tom Brookens, Jose DeLeon, Vernon Wells, Kevin Bass,  Mark Loretta, Eric Hinske, Dave Anderson, Julian Tavarez, Bruce Fields, Jose Dejesus, Storm Davis, second attempt; Greg Cadaret, Don Robinson, three cards, Rick Wrona, Juan Samuel, Dwayne Henry, Tom Prince, Chad Ogea, Mark Williamson, Mark Clark, Paul O’Neill, Billy Spiers, and  Brian Harper.

NFL players I have tried to contact are: Luis Aguiar  Ron Stone, Antoine Winfield, and Herschel Walker.

Also, I have sent requests to former NBA player Darrell Walker.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Former Red Sox Kevin Morton Signs TTM

It took 75 days to record TTM success from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Kevin Morton.
Morton had a one year career in MLB. The rest of his career was spent in the minors.
 To find addresses visit http://www.sportscardforum.com/forum.php?referrerid=72224

 Be sure and check out the MLB warmers on https://smrowen.scentsy.us

 Also, visit www.thelamfoundation.org and become aware of a deadly lung disease striking out women called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, (LAM.) There is no cure and doctors are not sure what causes it.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Former St. Louis Cardinal John Costello Returns TTM Request

Former pitcher John Costello returned my through the mail autograph request in 21 days.
Costello pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos and the San Diego Padres.
To find addresses visit

Be sure and check out the MLB warmers on https://smrowen.scentsy.us 

Also, visit www.thelamfoundation.org and become aware of a deadly lung disease striking out women called  Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, (LAM.)
There is no cure and doctors are not sure what causes it.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Former Catcher Jeff Reed Responds to TTM Requests

Former big league catcher Jeff Reed responded and returned my through the mail autograph request in 32 days. I sent Reed two cards and both came back signed. Reed has a 97 percent return rate listed. To find addresses visit http://www.sportscardforum.com/forum.php?referrerid=72224 
 Be sure and check out the MLB warmers on https://smrowen.scentsy.us 
Also, visit www.thelamfoundation.org and become aware of a deadly lung disease striking out women called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, (LAM.) There is no cure and doctors are not sure what causes it. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jim Acker Returns TTM Autograph

Former big league pitcher Jim Acker responded and returned my through the mail autograph request in 24 days.
Acker is a former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners.
Acker has a 100 percent return success recorded from an address in Texas.
To find addresses visit

Be sure and check out the MLB warmers on https://smrowen.scentsy.us 

Also, visit www.thelamfoundation.org and become aware of a deadly lung disease striking out women called  Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, (LAM.)
There is no cure and doctors are not sure what causes it.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bob Tewksbury Responds to TTM Request after 1,851 Days

Former big league pitcher Bob Tewksbury returned my card signed after 1,851 days.
The success is now the longest wait since my success from GlennAllen Hill that took 1,285 days.
I mailed Tewksbury on March 29, 2011 and had given up on the card coming back. Tewksbury must have just now got around to his stack of mail because others are posting success who sent cards around the same time I did.
One collector notes his wait time was 2,165 days.
Other long wait times I have endured include Ray Fontenot, 918 days; Steve Trout, 900 days and Kevin Appier, 826 days.

To find addresses visit



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Erik Hanson Returns TTMs

Former big league pitcher Erik Hanson took 285 days to return two signed cards.
Hanson pitched for the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
I mailed the two cards to Hanson on Feb. 15 and they returned to me on Nov. 25.
Hanson has a 100 percent success rate listed for the Washington address.

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Like many I have a collection of cards that I sort through in order to find the next successful TTM autograph.
However some of those players on the cards are no longer with us.
This week I pulled a Rod Beck baseball card.
Beck died on June 23, 2007 at the young age of 48.
The long time relief pitcher played for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and the San Diego Padres.
The cause of death was never confirmed but it was reported drugs were found in the home.
It is reported he was buried in his Chicago Cub uniform.
RIP Mr. Beck.



Be sure and check out the MLB warmers on https://smrowen.scentsy.us 

Also, visit www.thelamfoundation.org and become aware of a deadly lung disease striking out women called  Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, (LAM.)
There is no cure and doctors are not sure what causes it.