Waaaay back in spring training, I packaged up a TTM request to Hamilton through the Rangers ST addy, and then began to wait. After things blew up at the All-Star break, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be seeing this request again – he had just gotten too big.
Then, on a bunch of autographing sites, I started seeing Hamilton requests trickling back. A couple here, a couple there. One over at Bad Wax as well…. So, I started getting my hopes back up. And in today’s mail, there was an SASE with an older style of stamps than I am currently using. And the part of the postmark that I could make out said ‘Research Triangle’. I was looking at going to grad school at NC State – I know where Research Triangle is. And my hopes got even further up (while at the same time I was wondering if I had sent anything to any of the Hurricanes). Today was the day, though. Inside my envelope was this:
I sent him two copies of this card, and offered him one if he liked it. That makes this request doubly awesome for me. 1) I got my card signed and returned to me and 2) Apparently Hamilton liked the card I made enough to keep it. I have other pack certified Hamilton autographs, as well as a signed copy of his book, but this one is different. its kind of like he signed it especially for me.