Saturday, November 12, 2016

Through the Mail- Bobby Doerr

The fourth item I sent out using the through the mail strategy I started a couple months ago was delivered in the mail today.  I sent an official Rawlings Major League Baseball to former Red Sox great Bobby Doerr.  Mr. Doerr is the oldest living member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, at the young age of 98.  I had read that Mr. Doerr was fantastic about signing everything through the mail, and I happen to think it's awesome that at his age he's so willing to respond to fan mail and fulfill autograph requests.  Here is a photo of how the ball turned out.
I am now 4 for 4 on everything I have sent out, and plan on doing more research online to see which players are good at responding to these requests.  Mr. Doerr brings my Hall of Fame baseball number to 35, and mail successes now include this, Ryne Sandberg, Wade Boggs, and Dirk Nowitzki.  Thank you for reading.

  

Friday, November 4, 2016

Ryne Sandberg Through the Mail

Something arrived in my mailbox yesterday with perfect timing, as the Chicago Cubs had just won the World Series for the first time since 1908 the day prior.  I sent a baseball to Ryne Sandberg back on October 20th, and the former Cubs great (and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer) sent me the ball back signed.  This is my third success out of three tries with the through the mail autograph website I'd stumbled across previously.  I currently have a fourth baseball out to another Hall of Famer, but it looks to perhaps have been lost in transit.  Here is the photo of the Sandberg ball;