So I have taken a LONG break from doing through the mail autographs. Mainly because I just didn’t have the time to make the custom cards to do it. Also I had a hard time trying to decide who I wanted to get autographs of. So I decided that instead of super stars and rising rookies I am going to go after ordinary or retired players and news worthy non-sports people.
I will admit it’s fun to get a rising rookie, but I have been going through my TTMs of prospects who’s cards I got back that never materialized into anything special. I created two cards recently that I am going to start my TTM back up with:
I am pretty sure that everyone knows who Brandon Roy is, however non-NBA fans might not know that retired last year at just 27 years old because of a degenerative foot injury. Doctors had informed him that further playing may cause him to not be able to walk in the future. He is currently considering a comeback, and I wished him the best of luck. Although I am an Arizona graduate and he is a former Husky, I still never want to see someone with so much talent have a career cut short due to injury.
The second person is Nolan Bushnell, the grandfather of video games. He was the co-founder of Atari and the founder of Chuck-E-Cheese. He has since had many ventures, but as a video game geek that grew up in the 70s and 80s I have have logged my share of hours playing the 2600. I just thought it would be a cool idea to add him to my autograph collection.
Over the next few months, once or twice a week, I will send out two cards. One will be of a former athlete that had a decent career and the other will be a non-sports person that is famous in his or her own right. I am completely open to suggestions and if I can find their mailing addresses I will attempt to get their autograph through the mail. Also if you would like to use any card I put up here, I have no problem with that. They are not watermarked and if clicked on you can get the full size card. All I ask is that you thank me.
I won’t post the mailing addresses to keep their right to some privacy, but if I can find it online you can too. It usually only takes me about 5 minutes to find anyone’s address and I don’t even have to pay for a service to do it. If I can’t find an address I will usually send it to the player’s last team (hoping they forward it to them). So if you have any suggestions for the non-sport autographs let me know. And remember . . . .
Keep sending out those TTMs!