Finally! Another "through-the-mail" success! It has been months -- quite literally, since Jim Bunning returned my request last July -- that I have had a successful autograph attempt through the mail. I'm wondering if it helps that this particular player, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, is a coach for the local Phillies ball club. It makes me wonder if I should try again for some other former Phillies/current Hall of Famers through the team.
"Ryno" played for many years as an All Star secondbaseman for the Chicago Cubs. Like Nolan Ryan, another former player serving in another role, he sent a blue sharpie autographed photo of his current job, rather than when he played. He also returned the baseball card I had included for him to sign.