Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I mailed Wayne Gretzky a McFarlane base on March 11, 2009. I mailed it to the Phoenix Coyotes with a return envelope and US stamps. I had a success with him there when he first started there on a card so I thought I would give this a shot. On Sept. 10, 2009, I got it back unsigned with a letter. So, I guess Gretzky is no longer doing TTM stuff. He used to autopen TTM items. My card may be an autopen, I have no idea. In my mind it is an auto, and I don't care really. I did get him in person at the NHL draft 2 years ago in Ottawa.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I mailed 3 cards to Norm Ullman on August 21 and received all 3 back signed on Sept. 1. Great response out of this hall of famer. He even added the HOF inscription. I really like the 01-02 Fleer Greats of the Game set. I think I now have about 20 autos or so from that set. It would be nice to complete the ones that are not deceased, but that includes Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr among others. Pipe dream I guess.
I mailed 2 cards to Lou Fontinato on August 21, and received 1/2 back on Sept. 1. He kept the one card, so I assume he may have needed it for his own collection. Happy to get another auto and in less than 2 weeks too.