Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Orlando Cabrera

Sent: 8/30/10
Received: 5/7/12
Time: 616 Days
Address: c/o Cincinnati Reds
Item Sent: 2010 Topps
Item Received: 2010 Topps, signed in blue Sharpie.

New record!  At 616 days, the recently retired Orlando Cabrera is now my longest wait for a successful request.

Although his best years were behind him, he was energized by his late-season trade to the Twins in 2009.  In turn, he helped spark the improbable run toward that year's classic Game 163 and the AL Central title.

This request was sent to the Reds while he was helping to lead Cincy to their own division title that season.  He moved on to Cleveland and San Francisco last year, but somehow still had my request lying around when he caught up on his old mail.  Awesome return!

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