Date sent: 3/11/09
Date returned: 4/3/09
Sorry for the lapse in updates. I was in Phoenix for a wedding a mini vacation. It was a great time and the weather was perfect.
I was quite happy finding this return from Johnny Bench in my mailbox when I got back in town. Bench charges $40 to sign cards through Johnny Bench Enterprises. Whenever a player charges for autographs (or asks for donations), I usually feel safe sending something more valuable. I'm not sure if everyone feels the same.
With this request, I decided to send Bench's best card, his 1968 Topps rookie. It was a bit of a risk but I was willing to take it. It was already one of my favorite cards in my collection before it was signed. Now it's so much cooler.
I got a few more really great returns while I was out of town. I'll post those over the next few days. What's cool is that they're all rookie cards. I prefer getting rookie cards signed over anything else.