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  • Any info for new ttm-ers?

    Any tips or tricks? Do you have addresses of players? I wanna know. Please share all. I wanna start doing this successfully and i hope you people here can help me. I would greatly appreciate it. TTM tips for a newbie. Please help me .
    Thanks.

  • #2
    Look at the thread titled ttm. I'd reccomend getting either Harry Meiselman's list (http://www.sportsaddresslists.com/baseball.html) which is $25, or jack Smalling's (http://www.baseballaddresses.com/coverpage.html) which is $20. Both contain pretty much every address you can think of, but meiselman's is the better of the two. Sending letters to people in care of (c/o) spring training sites is also an easy way which you don't have to pay to get the addys. You can also send letters to home stadiums. This is how you address the letter:
    Player's Name c/o Player's Team
    Stadium or Complex
    Street Address
    City, State ZIP
    Here's some good sites to help you get started: This is beckett.com's message boards, of their thread for help and q's about ttm http://www.beckett.com/iforum/view.a...ageNo=1&num=30

    This is a great site for beginners: http://www.freewebs.com/bmbttmfaq/

    PM me for any other questions

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    • #3
      The one thing I'd like to add is this:

      Always be respectful!
      If possible, do some research to find out something interesting about the player's career that you can relate in your letter, just to let retired guys know they're remembered and appreciated.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by the pyromaniac
        The one thing I'd like to add is this:

        Always be respectful!
        If possible, do some research to find out something interesting about the player's career that you can relate in your letter, just to let retired guys know they're remembered and appreciated.
        I'd agree with this...keep your letter short, but personalize it with something about their career you enjoyed, a story related to their playing days, or something similar. Use all the pleases and thank yous your mom taught you, too.

        I also address everything to "Mr.", never use just their first name. It shows respect.
        Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mike D.
          I also address everything to "Mr.", never use just their first name. It shows respect.
          I forgot that one, but it's a big one for me. The way I see it, if I don't know the guy (and I don't know any Major Leaguers) personally, then I'm going to go out of my way to be as polite as possible, with the "Mr." and the "please" and the "thank you for your time". I think that's the least we can do as collectors since these guys are really under no obligation to sign.

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