First week of the regular season got started with a nice collection of TTM successes...
|Pat Gillick signed photo|
Three times is a charm! My original plan for this, was to get Gillick before Spring Training, then send it down to Charlie Manuel in Clearwater. But, a few missteps along the way derailed that plan. My first attempt was returned due to the use of a new PO Box by Mr. Gillick (I sent to his old street address). Try two was returned because I forgot to put stamps on the envelope (amateur)...I actually realized it about 20 minutes later, but it was too late at that point. In hindsight, I'm glad I didn't get him earlier, since it would have been unlikely to have been returned by Manuel.
|Jake Diekman signed|
I was very surprised to have not received this back during Spring Training. Seems like Jake was just holding everything until the end of camp. I started to see returns early last week, and knew it was now just a matter of time...
|Dallas Green signed|
There was a pretty long wait for this one from "Big D". I didn't note the exact send date, but I would place it around August-September. Glad to add another to my Wall of Fame collection - the extra card was also a great surprise.