Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Do You Smell That?

It's almost here.

That time of the year when we all receive some fresh hope, some warmer temps and maybe get the hankerin' for some sunflower seeds as we maneuver our way through the peculiarities of Flagship Series 1.

Spring Training!

I know that the Marlins kicked off early - but if my memory serves me right, I believe pitchers and catchers for most clubs are set to report in about 6 days or so......

So what does that mean?

Time for Ryan's 1st Annual Spring Through The Mail (STTM1).

Better make 'em "forever" stamps - just in case!

I've always been a huge fan of TTM autograph seeking.   I discovered this joy in 2007 and have been going at it from time to time ever since.   I've had some amazing returns and crushing non-responses.   $450, Willie?   Really?   I can't wait to share some of those stories here.

But it's always a good time for a new crop.   As my beautiful wife always says, "MORE baseballs and autographs?"

Yes, babe.   MORE.

What exactly is STTM1?   I'm not quite sure yet.   But it's going to be epic, of course.   Success or failure?   THAT is the question.  

More details to follow but I'm starting to get ready around here.   It's time to get writing and time to get stamping.

And the occasional, early offering to Jobu for a little luck never hurts.

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Here goes nothing.   Thanks for reading!


  1. I, too, just completed packages for two ST-TTMs. I think I will add at least two more in the coming days.

    1. How about you, William - what is your overall strategy for spring TTM timing? Have you found that you're more successful? Good luck!

  2. I sent my first batch to a few pitchers and catchers. A few more will go out to position players next week. Timing is key. It's a science.

    1. This is the first time I've tried for some spring training success - is it crucial to get it there right as they show up? I am sending out tomorrow (a couple of days behind the scheduled date I was aiming for).......what have you learned?

  3. Your site has now been added to the Sports Card Blogroll.


    JayBee Anama

    1. Thanks, Big Daddy J - I'm honored.

  4. I sent out a few today because the Mariners started early. This is my first year sending out TTMs during spring training. Are you doing any 50/50s?

    1. My first Spring attempts, too. Good luck to us! I'll bite - What are 50/50's?