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Thread: Sending a Mini Helmet TTM
05-19-2009, 12:34 PM #11
Thanks for this thread guys. I am probably going to send a jersey to Shaun Rogers.
People have mentioned sending a letter ahead of time to ask permission to send large items, but I don't know what to say or whether they would rather not be bothered twice and just send the thing and get it overwith.
05-19-2009, 12:44 PM #12
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05-19-2009, 04:16 PM #15
I'd watch anyone with the Browns. Current players seem to be HORRIBLE if you send c/o team. I haven't had any luck in years now with them- but I did get a Mangini signed 8x10 a few weeks after they announced him as head coach.
05-19-2009, 04:36 PM #16
The worst that happens is that you don't get back what you sent. That's always a possibility. Collectors send a permission letter ahead of larger items for a few reasons:
1. It's polite. It takes up more of the signer's time to open, sign and repackage your item, so being extra polite is always wise.
2. It helps avoid any surprises. Does the signer charge a fee for items other than cards? Do they have a personal policy of not signing items other than flats? Is there a fee that you didn't know about before you sent it?
3. It betters your chance of success. Premium items sell for more and the signers know it. A permission letter may help to lessen the fear that you're simply trying to make a buck off of the signer.
05-19-2009, 05:28 PM #17
Be careful about what you send and to who. It could get very expensive to send a few mini helmets and not get them back. Not to mention the wasted postage. A letter costs 88 cents rount trip and you could send that to them to see if they would grant your request.
That is alot better than sending a 20 dollar mini helmet plus the shipping both ways only to have it returned unsigned, or worse, NEVER SEE IT AGAIN!!!
PeteCollecting Phillies and Eagles cards and autos from any era. If you wore a Phils jersey, I WANT YOUR CARD!!!
05-20-2009, 08:58 AM #18