I have been accumulating a lot of Dodger cards since the Platter has opened. Some of these cards are just taking up space in a 5000 count box. They are doubles or Dodgers that aren't allowed in my personal collection such as Kevin Brown or Jose Offerman. Luckily, this box is only about half filled with cards.
I am trying to keep the count low. A lot of these Dodger cards are from the junk wax era. I needed to come up with a solution of how to make use of these excess Dodgers.
I couldn't dump the junk wax Dodgers on a fellow Dodger collector. All other Dodger bloggers have seen enough cards of Franklin Stubbs in there lifetime.
There was no way that I would just throw these cards away. That would be too cruel and the baseball card gods would give me bad pack pulling karma as a punishment.
I am going to start sending out some Dodger cards out to get autographed. I am going to join the TTM hunt. This will be a new experience for me.
Last night, I did some research at the Sports Card Forum and found some addresses of past players. The Sports Card Forum also has a data base where you can see which players are active signers. This way it will limit making this endeavor a failure.
This Kal Daniels card will look great signed. Stadium Club was top notch back in the day.
Sadly, Gross was not wearing these shades when I met him. This will be another great looking card if Gross is kind enough to sign this for me.
I am also going to try and be patient. I will not expect a quick reply from these players. Being patient is against my true self. This TTM adventure will help bring out a new character trait in me.
Godfather Night Owl needed this card. When I got home from the card shop and checked his want list, I turned out to be wrong. Of course, Night Owl doesn't need any 1985 Sid Bream cards.
I am going to mail this out to Bream to hopefully get signed. Not a bad way to use a dime box find.
Donruss '91 didn't end my passion for collecting. The junk wax era had many options to choose from but, I still had stacks of these as a kid. I picked up my game as a collector and now have better taste.
These are the players that I am going to start with. I have a few more in mind. I also saw that some hall of famers sign through the mail for a fee. I may do this since the chance of actually seeing one of these guys in person is rare.
But, I am going to start with getting some Dodger autos first. I will keep track of when I send these cards out and when/if I get anything in return.
Have any of you guys gotten autos through the mail? Any tips? I would like any help from some TTM vets out there in the blog world.