TTM Success…from 20-some odd years ago: Greg Maddux
I have at least eight Greg Maddux autographed cards in my collection. I say at least eight, because I found seven a couple of nights ago while sorting and I know where one other is (a 1987 Donruss “Rated Rookies” that I didn’t bother to dig out because it’s in another box), but I might have a couple more in boxes or binders.
All of these were obtained between the years of 1988 and 1990, all “TTM” (through the mail). I have no idea how long he took to respond, but it couldn’t have been a terrible wait since I have so many. And I’m not sure what happened first: if he stopped signing, or if I stopped sending.
Of these seven cards, I think the 1990 Topps is my favorite. That’s not to say it’s my favorite set, but just this particular card. If they had color coordinated all of their cards like this, maybe 1990 Topps wouldn’t be so reviled by collectors today.