Monday, April 4, 2011
Time: 17 Days
Item Sent: 1991-92 Score Canadian: base card, "Man of the Year," League Leaders, "50 Goals/50 Games," Hart Trophy, The Franchise, Dream Team
Item Received: 1991-92 Score Canadian: base card, League Leaders, "50 Goals/50 Games," Hart Trophy, The Franchise, Dream Team. All signed in blue Sharpie.
I took a risk here, and I was very up front about it in my letter to Mr. Hull. He is as automatic of a TTM signer as you'll ever come across for a recent Hall of Fame legend. I saw some reports of five and six cards per attempt coming back successful to other SCN members. If you're familiar with this blog, you can plainly see that I never send more than four cards in a request. I certainly did not want to take advantage of Brett Hull's generosity... but it just so happens that he has seven different cards in the 1991-92 Score set that I'm trying to complete. So, I sent a very polite letter, explaning that the cards were for my set and that's why I was sending so many. Sure enough, I received a quick reply. Six of the cards were signed while one (the "Man of the Year" card) was not returned. Who knows what happened to the last card? Maybe he has a strict policy of no more than six cards per request. Maybe he simply forgot to get the seventh card in the envelope. I don't mean to sound grateful. Quite the opposite, I'm ecstatic over the return. I'm six cards closer to completing the set, and I have six more Brett Hull autographs in my collection! I'm sure I have several more years of working on this set, so some time down the line I can send him a request for that missing card. Then I can stop bothering him. Thanks, Brett!