It has been 1 month since I sent out 9 basbeall cards to some of the biggest baseball stars of the 1980′s in hopes of obtaining autographs.
Of the 9 players I chose, 2 have responded and 1 of the 2 was successful. Both Alan Trammell and Barry Larkin returned my card to me quickly. The difference being that Larkin actually singed my card while Trammell returned it unsigned.
I don’t know if 1 autograph in a month is good or not. I also don’t know how much fan mail a guy like Don Mattingly or Andre Dawson still gets years after their playing days are over.
What I do know is that I love the Barry Larkin signed card I received and am very proud to own it. I enjoyed watching Larkin play during his career with the Reds and appreciate him a little more now knowing that he responds quickly to his fans.
I’m asking anyone out there that has sent autograph requests through the mail… what kind of time frame should I expect? when do you just write it off and consider it a failure? do certain letters appeal to these players more than others?
Let me know your thoughts. In the meantime, I will continue to get excited as I pull up to my house hoping that my mailbox contains another card signed by one of these great players from the 1980′s.