Just a little background on me:
I have been a die hard Kansas City Chiefs fan for years. About 10 years ago I got started on collecting signed mini helmets. It started very slow gradually building to about 14 minis. Then we moved....no finished basement so all my Chief memorabilia sat boxed up for almost the next 8 years.
Finally got motivated to get the basement done. Half of my big family room is theater and KC memorabilia..the other half well the kids own that part...lol. Since my basement has been finished my KC collection has exploded. I have been searching high and low on ebay and craigslist for KC minis and interesting Chief memorabilia.
Interesting Non-Mini Helmet KC Memorabilia:
Pair of seats from arrowhead stadium with the original stanchion from when the stadium was build in 1972.
Framed section of astroturf from Arrowhead stadium when they switched to natural grass in 1994.
Dwayne bowe signed receiver glove..made a nice shadow box with some of his cards as the background.
Derrick Thomas signed jersey. It was just a cheap jersey I had when I was a kid. Him and Neil Smith did a signing at a mall close to where I lived. I have it framed and did the background with different football cards of his.
The Mini Helmets, or as I refer to it "My Chiefs Wall of Fame":
I have collected most of these through ebay or fans parting with their own collections. I have the following 33 helmets:
Dale Carter/Donnell Bennett
Derrick Thomas/Neil Smith
Andy Reid/Jamaal Charles/Clark Hunt
Joe Montana/Trent Green/Len Dawson
How did I get here?:
I didnt know what the heck TTM was until just over a month or so ago. I had been searching all over the place for a Deron Cherry signed mini. I was googling and ttm auto came up. I had no idea I could actually write players and actually have a shot at getting an autograph.
So....I became a TTM'er. My first letters of request to sign were to Deron Cherry and Dan Saleaumua. Sadly I have not heard back and I knew it was a long shot. I was reviewing my list of minis and realized I acutally have a lot of guys that are enshrined in the Chiefs Hall of Fame. I set my next sights on writing them.
Who I plan to TTM:
I really only truely follow the NFL and the Husker for college football. I pay attention to what the Royals do bout outside of that I dont follow baseball. My ttm efforts will be about 75% Chiefs with the rest being Husker or other NFL greats. I will be primarily be doing 5x7's or cards if I don't do a mini helmet.