Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Fever! 5 Returns

One Red Sox return from Friday:

  • Daniel Bard 2/2- The rising Red Sox reliever (like that alliteration?) signed cards from the 2009 Updates & Highlights and T206 sets. I was very happy to get this one back, as Bard will probably take Papelbon's job if Paps decides to try out free agency.
Today brought my biggest mail load of the season. One return from last year, and three returns from Spring Training:

  • Jeff Kent 2/2- Now that he's retired, Mr. Kent apparently runs a successful chain of ATV dealerships. These were sent out c/o Kent Powersports in San Antonio back in November. Sent 11/17 (130 days)
  • J.J. Putz 2/2- The new White Sox acquisition signed cards from the Topps and O-Pee-Chee sets of last year. Sent 3/8 (19 days)
  • Ricky Nolasco 1/2- Signed my Topps 09 base card, but kept the card that featured his little league picture from the "When They Were Young" insert set. Sent 3/10 (17 days)
  • Frank Catalanotto 2/2- Frank signed his cards from both the Topps 09 base and Updates & Highlights sets. Very quick turn around and a nice signature. Sent 3/16 (11 days)
Spring Training Success Rate: 26/73 (35.6%)


  1. I didn't send many ST requests but I still must say you are doing much better than I am.


  2. I might be getting good TTM returns, but you, sir, have had fantastic IP successes at Spring Training.