I sent this card out shortly after I created it. I think it took a grand total of 7 days to get back. I sent it out to him by way of Mariners Spring Training facilities. Dustin is a local guy, he played high school baseball in North Carolina and college ball at UNC. I have several through the mail successes with him. He is a great signer and from what I have heard, an incredibly hard worker. I expect him to be manning second base very soon. For other TTM successes I had with him see here.
As for his hobby value, Dustin’s autographs run in three catagories. There is the low end (TRISTAR) which runs about $10 – $15. Then you have the medium level such as Donruss Elite, which runs about $35. Finally there is Donruss Elite Extra patch autograph which will set you back $150. Anyway you look at it, his cards are hot right now and if he has a great season this year, they are only going up.