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MadHatter
03-29-2010, 09:38 AM
We seem to have lost our send-out thread. Do people still find it valuable?

If so... today I sent to:
Don August (1)
Steve Avery (3)
Doug Gwosdz (2)

Extra Innings
03-29-2010, 11:10 AM
We seem to have lost our send-out thread. Do people still find it valuable?

If so... today I sent to:
Don August (1)
Steve Avery (3)
Doug Gwosdz (2)

Yea, people just stopped contributing to it. Has Avery been signing recently? I tried him back in January and never received anything.

MadHatter
03-29-2010, 11:39 AM
Has Avery been signing recently? I tried him back in January and never received anything.

We'll see...

dmbfan
03-29-2010, 04:26 PM
Yea, people just stopped contributing to it. Has Avery been signing recently? I tried him back in January and never received anything.

I've seen several Avery returns from his home in Michigan lately.

EricDavis
03-29-2010, 09:37 PM
Sean Lawrence - no one has recorded an attempt on him on SCN, so I thought I'd give it a try. He pitched 7 games in 1998 for the Pirates.

Dalkowski110
03-29-2010, 11:38 PM
Oh man, do I have tons...going back to January 1, since I figure that's a realistic date to still expect stuff back from (note that I'm only listing whom I've NOT gotten back from, minus technical successes)...

January 2
-Jim Nash
-John Dewald

January 5
-Don Wallace
-Bobby Cox

January 6
-Charlie Mellen

January 8
-Ernie Breedlove
-Kedy Curl
-Alfred Nagel
-Dick Lines

January 11
-Gary Fancher

January 16
-Ray Murawski
-Harry Guckert

January 19
-Al Ronning
-Fred Rick
-Gary Maloy
-Herm Rathman
-Ferd Reed (Address 1)
-Vic LaRose

January 21
-Angelo Galasso
-Jack Cullum
-Ken Cullum
-Bill Barraclough
-Fred Norman
-Dick Allen
-George Werley

January 23
-Larry Danforth

January 24
-Len Tucker
-Phil Graf
-Tracy Stallard
-Harold Edwards
-Larry Deer

January 26
-Joe DeLuise

January 28
-Leo Demm
-Glen Merklen
-Mike Weldon
-Harry Oliver
-Jerry Alford
-Frank Montgomery
-Gus Triandos
-Billy St. Peter

February 4
-Don McMullan

February 10
-Jackie Breeden
-Gary Willison
-John Mustion
-Larry Fidalgo
-Leo Burke

February 11
-Stan Wojcik
-Jim Gentile
-Tom Donovan

February 12
-Tom Fisher
-Mickey McGuire
-Al Kenders
-Dean Chance
-Bobby Sanders

February 15
-Jesse Majors

February 22
-Rick Bazinet
-Dick Yencha
-Dick Teed

March 1
-Frank Bammer
-John Basarich
-Paul "Topsy" Del Gobbo

March 7
-John Wisniewski
-Leonard Serrano
-Eugene Page
-Don Corson
-Jay Johnstone
-Johnny Ellen
-Tim Pelczynski
-Tom Silvey
-Fran Bergey

March 15
-Dick Thoenen
-Gordie Richardson
-Steve Hinckley
-Don Lightner
-Gary Pitcher
-Ken Sokolowski
-Andy Cockrell
-Ralph Irons
-Ron Vingle

March 22
-Dick Noe
-Carmine Chierichella
-Alex Bright
-Dick Sovde
-Jack Nutter

March 27
-Hal Haddock (Second Try)
-Photi Anthony (Second Try)
-Cotton Clayton
-Phil Barth
-Marty Piscovich
-Jim Dunlap
-Ferd Reed (Address 2)
-Bill Rozich
-Alex Gordey
-Jerry Davey
-Joe Nichols
-Lou "Lefty" DeMar
-Don Engbers

March 28
-Tommy Addington
-Gene Orf
-Bob Frati
-Ron Cole
-Bill Haas
-Paul Campbell
-Ron Stone
-Arlo Engel
-Roy Gleason
-Chuck Churn
-John Matias
-Fred Rico

MadHatter
03-30-2010, 07:21 AM
Out today:

Woody Huyke
Juan Bustabad
Alex Grammas

Dalkowski110
03-30-2010, 12:19 PM
You'll get both Woody and Alex Grammas back. Juan Bustabad has only one send out on SCN, and I think you posted it.

Also had a technical success with one of the guys on my own list (which will expand tomorrow in view of a TON of send-outs)!

MadHatter
03-30-2010, 12:31 PM
Yes, the non-successes for Huyke & Bustabad on SCN are mine from today.

Dalkowski110
04-02-2010, 10:59 AM
Going out today...

-Reggie Heavener c/o home
-Gordon Seyfried c/o home
-Mike de la Hoz c/o home + fee
-Jim Barbieri c/o home
-Tommy John c/o home + fee
-Hector Lopez c/o home
-Taylor Phillips c/o home
-Ken Rowe c/o home
-Howie Koplitz c/o home

History Of Baseball Fan
04-02-2010, 09:49 PM
Computer problems have me away for a while, but I'm back :D

Going back to last year, I haven't received a reply from any of these players:
Phil Cavarretta
Eddie Joost
Buddy Lewis
Tony Malinosky
Lonney Frey (passed awa in meantime and RTS)
George Cisar (passed away in the meantime)
Marty Marion

Last week, I wrote to:

Tony Malinosky (again)
Art Mahan
Bob Sheppard -(I don't know if its the right address)
Ralph Kercheval (oldest living NFL player)

Dalkowski110
04-03-2010, 12:38 AM
Out tomorrow...

-Corky Withrow c/o home
-Bob Lipski c/o home
-Norm Gigon c/o home
-Wayne Graham c/o home
-Jim Duffalo c/o home
-Bob Veale c/o home
-Joe Gaines c/o home
-Jimmie Schaffer c/o home
-Lew Krausse c/o home
-Bert Campaneris c/o home

MadHatter
04-03-2010, 06:23 AM
Never had success with Campaneris, despite numerous attempts. Good Luck!

Dalkowski110
04-03-2010, 06:43 PM
Oddly a good signer on SCN. I always put "Info on Steve Dalkowski Enclosed" on the envelopes unless the player is actually expecting something from me (which happens; sometimes someone will get my number or email from an old teammate or I'll have a phone number with no address). My success rate with Minor Leaguers especially has skyrocketed ever since I did this.

Also, one to add who went out today: Bill Rozich at a new address. Jacke Davis goes out the day after tomorrow at his correct address (the one on SCN is wrong, in case anyone needs him).

MadHatter
04-07-2010, 10:32 AM
Out today:

Brad Arnsberg
Alan Ashby

Nearing the end of my "A" box...

MadHatter
04-08-2010, 07:51 AM
Out today...

Sparky Anderson (1)
Brad Ausmus - c/o Dodgers (3)
Andy Ashby (4)
Bob Bailor (1)
Andrew Bailey - c/o A's (1)

MadHatter
04-09-2010, 07:17 AM
Out today:

Wayne Twitchell (1)
Garret Anderson - c/o Dodgers (1)
Joe Amalfitano (2)
Joe Altobelli (1)

Dalkowski110
04-09-2010, 05:36 PM
Out tomorrow...
-Jay Carden c/o home
-Rick Monday c/o the Dodgers
-Jay Cooke c/o home
-Bill Carnegie c/o home
-Steve Cosgrove c/o home
-Wilbur Huckle c/o home
-Bob Shosty c/o home
-Curtis Priest c/o home

Zito75
04-09-2010, 11:25 PM
I sent to Andrew McCutchen a few weeks ago - has anyone here tried him?

MadHatter
04-10-2010, 05:21 AM
I sent to Andrew McCutchen a few weeks ago - has anyone here tried him?

58% success rate on SCN - last success in 7/09

MadHatter
04-12-2010, 09:49 AM
Out today:

Jake Wood - actually a bit of a risk because the card I sent was already signed by Steve Boros (the only Boros sig in my collection). I normally wouldn't have mailed it but, Wood's success rate was exceptionally high.

Dalkowski110
04-12-2010, 10:18 AM
Out tomorrow:

-Billy Hunter c/o home
-Dennis Corti c/o home
-Jerry Vodicka c/o home

History Of Baseball Fan
04-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Just mailed these three out:
Pat Burns (3 time NHL coach of the year)
George Binks
Alex Pitko

MadHatter
04-13-2010, 01:34 PM
Taking a break on sends until I start to see some returns. I'm in a dry spell...

MadHatter
04-14-2010, 07:47 AM
Had a success yesterday... so out today:

Tom Brennan

MadHatter
04-15-2010, 10:18 AM
Another success yesterday - out today:

Steve Balboni --- now working through the B's.

MadHatter
04-16-2010, 07:21 AM
Out today:

Brad Baker - c/o Home
Dusty Baker - c/o Reds

Dalkowski110
04-18-2010, 01:25 AM
Dropped in the box tomorrow:
-Ralph DiMeglio
-Bob Kaczynski
-Barry Nidiffer
-Don Domenichelli
-Leo Giannecchini
-Don Brummer
-Ron Gasper

Dalkowski110
04-19-2010, 02:22 PM
Also going out today...

-Davey Allen
-Tom Norwood
-Jack Taylor

Dalkowski110
04-20-2010, 05:11 AM
Nix the previous post. Couldn't get those out yesterday. So, out today...

-Davey Allen c/o home
-Tom Dukes c/o home
-Tom Norwood c/o home
-Marty Perez c/o home + fee
-Roger Repoz c/o home
-Vic Roznovsky c/o home
-Jack Taylor c/o home

MadHatter
04-22-2010, 12:20 PM
Catching up on requests:

Bannister, Floyd 4/22/2010 3 sent
Bark, Brian 4/22/2010 1 sent
Blackaby, Ethan 4/22/2010 1 sent
Armstrong, Mike 4/21/2010 2 sent
Banks, Josh 4/21/2010 C/O Round Rock Express 1 sent
Haydel, Hal 4/21/2010 1 sent
Balester, Collin 4/20/2010 c/o Syracuse Chiefs 2 sent
Balfour, Grant 4/19/2010 c/o Tampa Bay Rays 1 sent
Baker, Brad 4/16/2010 1 sent
Baker, Dusty 4/16/2010 c/o Cincinnati Reds 3 sent

MadHatter
04-27-2010, 07:22 AM
Out today:

Alan Bannister
Andy Barkett

History Of Baseball Fan
04-27-2010, 12:27 PM
Out earlier today:

Nick Strincevich
Ernie Harwell
Bill Kinnamon

MadHatter
04-27-2010, 12:58 PM
Also just sent out Jeff Bailey

Dalkowski110
04-28-2010, 11:39 AM
"Ernie Harwell"

I believe he's too ill to sign.

Going out today for myself...

-Paul Doyle c/o home
-Hub King c/o home
-Art Mazmanian c/o home
-Joe Panella c/o home
-Herb Raybourn c/o home
-Chuck Reidell c/o home

Dalkowski110
04-29-2010, 01:35 AM
Last post and send-out tomorrow for the next five days...

-Tommy Wells c/o home
-Tom Richards c/o home
-Ron Boone c/o home
-Butch Gualberti c/o home
-Ray Loya c/o home
-Bob Metz c/o home

MadHatter
04-30-2010, 07:51 AM
Out today:

Skeeter Barnes
Andre Robertson (a break from my "B" box, but it is part of my `82 Topps card already signed by Balboni)

MadHatter
05-07-2010, 07:42 AM
Out today:
Ross Baumgarten
Don Mueller
Russ Kemmerer
Tommy Barrett
Rodney Batts

This will be my last mail out for a while. I need to get my recent returns organized. Desk is a mess!

Dalkowski110
05-07-2010, 05:06 PM
Two out tomorrow...
-Al Kenders c/o home*
-Jack Swift c/o home

*Can't find my card or SASE and asked to resend.

riredsox
05-08-2010, 04:52 AM
Out today-
Charlie Zink c/o team
Brandon Moss c/o team
Barry Hertzler c/o home

Dalkowski110
05-09-2010, 02:05 PM
Correction to the previous post...going out tomorrow...

-John Dewald c/o home (trying again)
-Al Kenders c/o home*
-Fred Rick c/o home (trying again)
-Billy St. Peter c/o home (trying a different address)
-Jack Swift c/o home
-Bob Sudderth c/o home

History Of Baseball Fan
05-11-2010, 12:53 PM
Out earlier today:
I didn't receive a reply last year with these two players, so I'm crossing my fingers this time!
Phil Cavarretta
Eddie Joost

non sports:
Theodore Van Kirk- Last surviving crew member from the Enola Gay.

History Of Baseball Fan
05-12-2010, 10:12 AM
Out Today:

Buddy Lewis

MadHatter
05-17-2010, 09:47 AM
Out today - all as additional pieces to multi-signed cards

Sparky Anderson
John Rocker
Alex Monchak

EmergencyCatcher
05-17-2010, 12:02 PM
Hey everyone, long-time collector, first time poster. Just getting back into the TTM game after a two year semi-retirement. Sent these out last week:

Fred Lynn
Joe Morgan
Doug Decinces
Walt Weiss
Tony Fernandez
Tom Lasorda
Lee Smith (heard he charges now, so I can forget about this one)
Bobby Thomson
Walt Jocketty
Bob Sheppard
Sy Berger
Marvin Miller
Ernie Banks (heard a few were getting stuff back for free; I wrote a long letter, hoping that might help me)
Tony Perez
Goose Gossage
Ben Oglivie
Tom Kelly
Whitey Herzog
Davey Johnson
Roger Craig
Zane Smith
Kelly Gruber
Tom Niedenfuer
Bob Grich
Ron Blomberg
Greg Luzinski
Doug Drabek
Steve Lyons

MadHatter
05-17-2010, 12:39 PM
Welcome EmergencyCatcher - I added some comments for you below... enjoy!


Fred Lynn - you'll get the standard blue index card
Doug Decinces - good signer
Tom Lasorda - probably won't see this one again
Lee Smith (heard he charges now, so I can forget about this one)
Bobby Thomson - good signer
Ernie Banks (heard a few were getting stuff back for free; I wrote a long letter, hoping that might help me) - I got one free 2 years ago, worth a try
Tony Perez - probably won't get this one back
Whitey Herzog - decent signer
Roger Craig - he's been hit or miss
Kelly Gruber - will get back, but may be a long wait
Ron Blomberg - decent signer
Greg Luzinski - you'll get these back quickly
Doug Drabek - you'll get these back personalized
Steve Lyons - another good signer

EmergencyCatcher
05-17-2010, 02:27 PM
Thanks for the comments.

I knew about the Lynn index card, and have heard Joe Morgan does the same thing. I'd like my cards signed but I'll take whatever I can get.

I've seen mixed reviews on Lasorda, I'm keeping my hopes up.

Also seen mixed reviews on Perez: some have gotten him free, some for $5.

Herzog I'm jumping on now before he starts charging. I've heard a few people have gotten requests for payment from him now.

Heard the same on Craig: was good, then charged $5, and last I heard was free again.

Gruber I've mostly seen waits of 20-60 days. To me, that's not too bad.

Blomberg is another mixed sometimes-he-charges type. Last I heard, he had dropped his $8 fee, so I'm hopeful that I get him back.

I got Drabek before a few years ago. I'm writing again because I'm working on getting as much of the the Topps All-Time Fan Favorites sets signed as I can and forgot he had a second card in them, so I sent it off for a second request.

I'm actually a hockey collector primarily, but baseball is my #2 sport.

History Of Baseball Fan
05-17-2010, 03:38 PM
Out today:
-Ralph Houk

non sports:
-William Bower- one of 8 living Doolittle Raiders from ww2.

riredsox
05-22-2010, 10:22 AM
Chris Duncan, c/o Syracuse.

Extra Innings
05-24-2010, 09:52 AM
Over the last week...

Grady Hatton: c/o home
Bobby Shantz: c/o home
Juan Samuel: c/o Orioles
Marvell Wynne: c/o home
Billy Pierce: c/o home
Roy Face: c/o home
Bob Friend: c/o home

Mike D.
05-25-2010, 07:56 AM
I haven't been tracking my send-outs in this thread, but I did just sent out my 99th and 100th requests of the year yesterday.

I'm way behind the pace of the last couple years, which saw me sending 500+ requests a year, but I feel like this year I have the potential to have my highest success rate ever. I've sent out 100 requests so far, and already have had 48 successes and only 2 failures.