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    Djauwerda's TTM Success Thread

    Ok, I'll join in the fun, too.

    I've actually been TTMing off and on since around 1994-95, probably with a success rate somewhere around 30-33%. I've sent more cards out than I'd probably care to admit, and used to have a spreadsheet of my success / failures somewhere, but I think it got trashed on an older computer.

    So, I'm sitting in my basement with my auto's and figured I'd at least post my successes over time. I have received most / all of these successes through the mail in care of either their stadiums or spring training facilities. I have usually sent 1 or 2 trading cards. Going to be sending out a bunch of customs to Spring Training this week.

    Here's my successes in no particular order:

    Baseball
    Shawon Dunston
    Andre Dawson
    Shawn Estes
    Jon Lieber
    Sean Marshall
    Dustin Hermanson
    Gabe Kapler
    Andy Benes
    Kenny Lofton
    Derrick Turnbow
    Bill Pulshipher
    Adam Eaton
    Shawn Green (sent back auto'd 5 X 7)
    Mark Grace
    Steve Trachsel
    Turk Wendell
    Glenallen Hill
    Lance Johnson
    Joe Girardi
    Kevin Orie
    Julio Zuleta
    Mark Prior
    Mark Buhrle
    John Garland
    Jason Bere
    Bobby Howry
    Chris Singleton
    Herb Perry
    Jack Cust
    Floyd Youmans
    Mark Kotsay
    John Olerud
    Warren Morris
    Jeffery Hammonds
    Charles Johnson
    Scott Elarton
    Carlos Baerga
    Rusty Greer
    Mike Lamb
    Jeff Cirillo
    Dennis Eckersley
    Kirby Puckett
    Chipper Jones
    Trevor Hoffman
    Sandy Alomar, Jr.
    Tom Glavine
    Vladimir Guerrero
    Chipper Jones
    Adrian Beltre
    Joe Nathan
    Jason Kendall
    Doug Drabek
    Grady Sizemore
    Jeff Kent
    Joe Carter
    Kevin Seitzer
    Cristian Guzman
    Mo Vaughn
    Shea Hillenbrand
    Dan Wilson
    Darin Erstad
    Troy Percival
    Garret Anderson
    Javier Vazquez
    Mike Sweeney
    Morgan Ensberg
    Barry Zito
    Jimmy Key
    Paul Molitor (May be a ghost)
    Tim Salmon
    Juan Acevedo
    Don Mattingly

    Football
    Tom Landry
    Ronnie Lott
    Earl Campbell
    Brett Favre (Early in his career)
    John Elway
    Sterling Sharpe
    Shannon Sharpe
    Don Beebe
    Jim Kelly
    Anthony Munoz
    Marvin Harrison
    Ben Coates
    Mike Holmgren
    Herschel Walker
    Thurman Thomas
    Mike Alstott
    Tim Dwight
    Ken Norton, Jr.
    Chris Warren
    Jake Reed
    Kent Graham
    Quentin Coryatt
    Trent Dilfer
    Roman Phifer
    Aenas Williams
    Jerome Bettis
    Shane Conlan (Favorite Story... I'll explain after list)
    Jeff George
    Joey Galloway
    Terrell Davis
    Chris Carter
    Amani Toomer
    Howard Griffith
    Tommy Vardell
    Isaac Bruce
    Danny Wuerffel
    Rocket Ismail
    William Roaf
    Charlie Ward
    Tim Brown
    Wayne Gandy
    Eric Zeier
    Jeremy Lincoln
    Rick Meier
    Mike Ditka
    Kevin Butler
    Keith Van Horne
    Leslie Frazier
    Curtis Conway
    Jim Miller
    Bobby Ingram
    Jim Harbaugh
    Barry Minter
    Shane Matthews
    Brad Muster
    Keith Jennings

    Hockey
    Wayne Gretzky (probably an autopen)
    Denis Savard
    Dirk Campbell
    Jaromir Jagr

    Basketball
    Karl Malone
    Jason Kidd
    Bill Cartwright

    Best story is the Shane Conlan card. I received a letter from State Farm Insurance (Who I incidentally had my insurance through) and somehow my autograph request had gone to Shane Conlan, he had signed it but on the way back to me, my SASE ended up in the mail room of their main office in Bloomington, Illinois. They opened it and returned it to me. Thought that was pretty cool.

    Hopefully, some more successes to come this spring!
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    Scott Spiezio, Kelly Dransfeldt, Billy Petrick, Zack Petrick,
    Jacob Goebbert, Jeff Query, & Dez Clark... Chicago Cubs, Bears, & Blackhawks

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    Wow, I just read through this WHOLE thread. And I really would like to learn how to and would really really love if you could shoot me a pm on what I have to do to create a custom card. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggs View Post
    Gossage return turned out nice. I need to get a baseball out to him.
    Yup. Very happy with the way it turned out.

    Quote Originally Posted by R. E. Lee View Post
    Wow, I just read through this WHOLE thread. And I really would like to learn how to and would really really love if you could shoot me a pm on what I have to do to create a custom card. Thank you
    I will PM you later today.

    Two more in on Saturday, including a shocker on my new design for the 2012 football season.

    Larry Rakestraw: An old Chicago Bear, returned 3/3 customs in 18 days.



    and... Kellen Moore: I sent out this new design to a bunch out to the rookie class of 2012. I've been frustrated because of the lack of returns. I had sent a letter to Mr. Moore because he is a member of the 2012 graduating class of Boise State University, like myself, but I knew it was a longshot. I also sent to Doug Martin and about 10 other members of the rookie class.

    Mr. Moore was my first return of the group. The card is designed to commemorate the first year of Nike's involvement with the NFL jerseys. Mr. Moore was kind enough to send back 4/4 customs in 68 days via the Lions. I am so stoked right now!

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    Always looking for cards/memorabilia to trade from:
    Scott Spiezio, Kelly Dransfeldt, Billy Petrick, Zack Petrick,
    Jacob Goebbert, Jeff Query, & Dez Clark... Chicago Cubs, Bears, & Blackhawks

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    nice returns. Like the new design for the rookies. going to send Mr Moore a request myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggs View Post
    nice returns. Like the new design for the rookies. going to send Mr Moore a request myself.
    Quote Originally Posted by ILLRIMESAYA View Post
    Siiiiick Moore! thats awesome!
    Was honestly a little shocked that it came back, but I'll take it.

    One other recent one... a little more HOF Mojo!

    Phil Esposito: It took 275 days, but Mr. Esposito came through with 1/2 customs (K1AO). Really stoked to get him!

    Hidden Content
    Always looking for cards/memorabilia to trade from:
    Scott Spiezio, Kelly Dransfeldt, Billy Petrick, Zack Petrick,
    Jacob Goebbert, Jeff Query, & Dez Clark... Chicago Cubs, Bears, & Blackhawks

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    Two really cool pieces in the mail today.

    First, the return:

    Paul Goldschmidt: Had sent this to him back in Spring Training. 239 days door to door.



    The second item is pretty cool, to me. I had sent out a request to Roe Skidmore about a month ago. He returned my cards and included a nice note. Today, I received a letter from him in the mail. Turns out, he's not only a fellow Millikin University Alum, but also a fellow fraternity brother! He requested a few cards and I will gladly get them out to him.

    Hidden Content
    Always looking for cards/memorabilia to trade from:
    Scott Spiezio, Kelly Dransfeldt, Billy Petrick, Zack Petrick,
    Jacob Goebbert, Jeff Query, & Dez Clark... Chicago Cubs, Bears, & Blackhawks

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    Two more recent returns:

    Karl Mecklenburg: Stoked to see this one come home. 85 days. Returned 1/1.
    Robin Earl: Took 112 days, but that was due to me sending it to the wrong addy. See the note attached.





    Hidden Content
    Always looking for cards/memorabilia to trade from:
    Scott Spiezio, Kelly Dransfeldt, Billy Petrick, Zack Petrick,
    Jacob Goebbert, Jeff Query, & Dez Clark... Chicago Cubs, Bears, & Blackhawks

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    Two cool returns today:

    Roe Skidmore: I sent the customs he had requested and he sent me back this personalized 8 X 10 in return.

    John Siegal:
    The oldest living Bears alum (94) returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 10 days. Someone attached a note stating he's 94 years young! This guy was a 3X All Pro PRIOR to World War II. Pretty neat return for me.



    Hidden Content
    Always looking for cards/memorabilia to trade from:
    Scott Spiezio, Kelly Dransfeldt, Billy Petrick, Zack Petrick,
    Jacob Goebbert, Jeff Query, & Dez Clark... Chicago Cubs, Bears, & Blackhawks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggs View Post
    very nice Siegal return, congrats
    Thanks, man. Was happy to see it come home. I've missed out on some older guys in the past because I waited too long... had to get that one made quick.

    One in today...Chandler Jones who was kind enough to return 3/4 customs in 17 days via the Patriots. Even personalized them to my kids and me.

    Hidden Content
    Always looking for cards/memorabilia to trade from:
    Scott Spiezio, Kelly Dransfeldt, Billy Petrick, Zack Petrick,
    Jacob Goebbert, Jeff Query, & Dez Clark... Chicago Cubs, Bears, & Blackhawks

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