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    Question for my 2011 TTM project

    For 2011 I plan on getting as many TTM's as possible. My question is: Who are players to hit up, and who should I avoid? I would like to be as successful as possible. Any and all imput is appreciated!

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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    www.sportscollectors.net If you aer serious about TTM's it is WELL worth the $15 a year. you get %, addresses, and evrything you need to know. It will give you a lot of names.



    some curretn players to send to are
    Peyton Manning
    Josh Hamilton
    Ben Zobrist
    Mark Buehrle

    "I don't lose sleep at night because my salary is X amount of dollars when I think it should be Y amount of dollars.
    I lose sleep at night because I've been in the league five years and we still haven't won a championship.
    I wake up in the middle night frustrated because we lost out in the first round and
    I want to see our players hoist the Stanley Cup.
    That's why I lose sleep. I don't worry about 13 months from now not having a paycheck."
    - Brooks Laich, on entering the final year of his current contract

    Liberen A Wilson!!

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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    That is a pretty big question, but I'll break down the Dodgers for you. I had sent to 3 players that are 2011 holdovers, and had success w/ all of them (Loney, Billingsley, Kershaw). I also know that Ethier signs. BTW, if you would like to do a 50/50 with the Dodgers minor league affiliate low A team (Great Lakes Loons), lmk as I'm in that area and graph them occasionally.

    A simple rule of thumb here is that retired players, as well as currently playing bench/middle relief pitchers are the most likely to sign. The big name stars (ex. Alex Rodriguez) are never ones to sign TTM. There are exceptions to this rule, like Josh Hamilton who always signs in the offseason, but it is a good general rule to use.

    Jeff also makes a great suggestion, but I sent to Zobrist in ST and got nothing back. That is just a nice little way of reminding you that nothing is guaranteed in the world of TTM!
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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Quote Originally Posted by tigsfan
    That is a pretty big question, but I'll break down the Dodgers for you. I had sent to 3 players that are 2011 holdovers, and had success w/ all of them (Loney, Billingsley, Kershaw). I also know that Ethier signs. BTW, if you would like to do a 50/50 with the Dodgers minor league affiliate low A team (Great Lakes Loons), lmk as I'm in that area and graph them occasionally.

    A simple rule of thumb here is that retired players, as well as currently playing bench/middle relief pitchers are the most likely to sign. The big name stars (ex. Alex Rodriguez) are never ones to sign TTM. There are exceptions to this rule, like Josh Hamilton who always signs in the offseason, but it is a good general rule to use.

    Jeff also makes a great suggestion, but I sent to Zobrist in ST and got nothing back. That is just a nice little way of reminding you that nothing is guaranteed in the world of TTM!
    Cant be more true. I sent to usualy good signers for ST, and was 2/20 . i have gotten 2 back over the year, brigning me up to 4.

    Ryan Zimmerman is good, but might take a few trys.
    Hockey players are usualy good TTMers

    "I don't lose sleep at night because my salary is X amount of dollars when I think it should be Y amount of dollars.
    I lose sleep at night because I've been in the league five years and we still haven't won a championship.
    I wake up in the middle night frustrated because we lost out in the first round and
    I want to see our players hoist the Stanley Cup.
    That's why I lose sleep. I don't worry about 13 months from now not having a paycheck."
    - Brooks Laich, on entering the final year of his current contract

    Liberen A Wilson!!

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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Wow, this is a really broad question...

    BUT...

    late 80's-Early 90's hockey.

    What you can do: Go on ebay and buy a medium-large count box of 90's hockey and just start sending them out...

    As for baseball...

    Zimmerman signs only cards sent to his foundation. Garret Anderson signs one, Chone Figgins will sign...

    And then of course...

    PAT NESHEK will sign anything.

    Jerry Mumphrey is another good signer...


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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Thanks for the imput guys!! And TB Im planning on sending to Neshek, I think his auto is really cool.

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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Quote Originally Posted by biggosh95
    Thanks for the imput guys!! And TB Im planning on sending to Neshek, I think his auto is really cool.

    If you are going for quantity, go get a few cards.

    His 2008 A&G Wisconsin card is a MUST for an autograph.


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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Quote Originally Posted by TBTwinsFan
    Quote Originally Posted by biggosh95
    Thanks for the imput guys!! And TB Im planning on sending to Neshek, I think his auto is really cool.

    If you are going for quantity, go get a few cards.

    His 2008 A&G Wisconsin card is a MUST for an autograph.
    Cool, I'll look for that! Right now i have some topps and upper deck of him.

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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Quote Originally Posted by biggosh95
    Quote Originally Posted by TBTwinsFan
    Quote Originally Posted by biggosh95
    Thanks for the imput guys!! And TB Im planning on sending to Neshek, I think his auto is really cool.

    If you are going for quantity, go get a few cards.

    His 2008 A&G Wisconsin card is a MUST for an autograph.
    Cool, I'll look for that! Right now i have some topps and upper deck of him.


    If you send him this card, he will sign it like this.


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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Quote Originally Posted by TBTwinsFan
    Quote Originally Posted by biggosh95
    Quote Originally Posted by TBTwinsFan
    Quote Originally Posted by biggosh95
    Thanks for the imput guys!! And TB Im planning on sending to Neshek, I think his auto is really cool.

    If you are going for quantity, go get a few cards.

    His 2008 A&G Wisconsin card is a MUST for an autograph.
    Cool, I'll look for that! Right now i have some topps and upper deck of him.


    If you send him this card, he will sign it like this.
    nice!

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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Yeah! It is a must have for any TTM collection lol.

    Josh Hamilton signs well also... but he only signs one.


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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    I was pondering some potential players for TTM's. Are any of these good signers?
    Tony Gwynn Jr.
    Johan Santana
    Juan Uribe
    Ted Lilly
    Jon Broxton
    Tim Lincecum
    Brad Lidge
    Cole Hamels
    Evan Longoria
    Roy Oswalt
    Joe Mauer
    Roy Halladay
    Joe Blanton
    Prince Fielder
    David Wright
    Cliff Lee
    John Ely
    Jimmy Rollins
    Ryan Howard
    Domonic Brown
    Don Mattingly
    Ozzie Guillen
    Other Managers

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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Quote Originally Posted by biggosh95
    I was pondering some potential players for TTM's. Are any of these good signers?
    Tony Gwynn Jr. I have seen successes, but still not the best
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Johan Santana[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Juan Uribe[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Ted Lilly[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Jon Broxton
    Tim Lincecum[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Brad Lidge[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Cole Hamels[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Evan Longoria[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Roy Oswalt
    Joe Mauer[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Roy Halladay
    Joe Blanton
    Prince Fielder
    David Wright
    Cliff Lee[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    John Ely Maybe
    [strike:2nwtchb8]Jimmy Rollins
    Ryan Howard[/strike:2nwtchb8]
    Domonic Brown Maybe
    Don Mattingly I think he signs for a fee
    Ozzie Guillen I think he signs as well
    Other Managers

    Your standards are too high... You need to go after the low-mid range players. Very few big name players sign, and most won't sign for free.


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    Re: Question for my 2011 TTM project

    Quote Originally Posted by biggosh95
    I was pondering some potential players for TTM's. Are any of these good signers?
    [strike:1kaiaiea]Tony Gwynn Jr.
    Johan Santana
    Juan Uribe
    Ted Lilly
    Jon Broxton
    Tim Lincecum
    Brad Lidge
    Cole Hamels
    Evan Longoria
    Roy Oswalt
    Joe Mauer
    Roy Halladay
    Joe Blanton
    Prince Fielder
    David Wright
    Cliff Lee
    John Ely
    Jimmy Rollins
    Ryan Howard
    Domonic Brown
    Don Mattingly[/strike:1kaiaiea]
    Ozzie Guillen - maybe, but not sure enough to say yes
    Other Managers - those that come to mind are Leyland, LaRussa, Gardenhire, Hurdle w/ $, Baker, Washington, Riggleman
    Note: lots of former managers and players that are now on coaching staffs sign too (i.e. I got former player/manager Don Baylor last year). TBTwinsFan said it best though, lower your standards if you want any chance to succeed.

    If you don't want to go w/ marginal type players, than go for young rookies. In that first MLB season, rookies tend to sign the most for whatever reason. Some of the guys you mentioned signed when they were rookies, so it does work out if you send to the right guys!
    Thanks,
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