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deltacards
11-20-2009, 12:16 AM
Was thinking of sending some gu cards to some players who have a good TTM record and seeing if i can get them signed... I was wondering if anyone else has tried this, and how it has worked.... Do you do anything different as far as shipping (i.e. i usually don't send in a toploader)

lmk
thanks
Nate

mindbinge
11-20-2009, 01:52 AM
here are a couple I've sent...I just use one of those magnetic snap holders that is big enough for whatever GU I send...they work well for this...and then just bubble mailers smaller SASE inside of a bigger one.

I sent this one out and thought it would look great signed and since Joe T is a great TTM signer I figured not much to lose...too bad I forgot to rub it down with powder before I sent it....

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk214/mindbinge/PC%20-%20Not%20For%20Trade/Autos%20-%20Football/JoeT.jpg

Then there is this one....Ron Cey...another great TTM'er so figured it was safe to send...it's #001/250 :

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk214/mindbinge/PC%20-%20Not%20For%20Trade/Autos%20-%20Baseball/RonCey.jpg

DaNotoriousNIC
11-20-2009, 11:31 AM
this is the only one i have got
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d106/thenotoriousnic/BobbyDoerrGUsigned.jpg
odds are if you send out in a PWE even in a toploader its going to get creased still, mine did even though you can't really tell in the scan

deltacards
11-20-2009, 01:23 PM
Thanks guys! I may go with the magnetic case idea

thanks
Nate

mindbinge
11-20-2009, 01:27 PM
yeah...if you dont they will get eaten by the machine lol....we just had a discussion about this in another thread after someone got a Cey card like the one I posted here chewed up.

whalerfan9
11-20-2009, 02:05 PM
I've gotten a few, the Peca was bent, but also some haven't been returned...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/whalerfan9/peca0607udjersey.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/whalerfan9/higgins0708fleerultra.jpg

mort
11-20-2009, 02:42 PM
Funny - the only damage I've had with getting a signed TTM back in the mail was with a GU'd. I'm guessing it was the auto-sorting machine that did the trick.

I live on the east coast and sent a TTM to Bobby Doerr in Oregon. The return was super quick, but the card came back creased. I don't work in the postal industry, but I'd guess the envelope went through the maximum number of auto-sorters possible.

rangersfan1982
11-20-2009, 03:02 PM
I would use a bubble mailer/toploader just to be safe, good luck! :)

mindbinge
11-20-2009, 04:54 PM
I would use a bubble mailer/toploader just to be safe, good luck! :)

Toploader is not enough for the GU, most are so thick they will still crease...the top loaders flex to much...just get a thick magnetic snap case and use that.

DaNotoriousNIC
11-20-2009, 05:40 PM
I'd hate to think that is true because that would mean each and every trade I have done with a GU in a bubble and toploader has been damaged and not one person has said anything about it

mindbinge
11-20-2009, 06:58 PM
you are prob right....bubble mailer prob ok if you put a blank or something in there to brace it...but i wouldn't risk it in a regular envelope...i've seen some bubble mailers come in that look like the driver sat on it to pad his seat lol.

DaNotoriousNIC
11-20-2009, 08:35 PM
I think as long as you have the gu in a toploader and bubbler there won't be a problem unless you are on mindbinge's mail route lol

mindbinge
11-21-2009, 02:07 AM
i'm going to have to start taking pics of some of mine that arrive lol.