Date sent: 3/13/09
Date returned: 4/3/09
This is another recent TTM success where the player charges a fee to sign. In this case, the charge is actually a donation. Ron Santo asks for a $10 donation to Juvenile Diabetes Research per autograph, a worthy cause. Santo has suffered from diabetes since he was 18 years old so the cause is near to his heart.
Again, I chose to send a rookie card to be signed. Santo's rookie is from 1961 Topps and it's not too hard to find a decent copy on eBay for under $20.
Santo played for the Chicago Cubs nearly all of his career and became an announcer for Cubs games on WGN Radio in 1990. He is one of the most beloved figures in Chicago sports history. He will be eligible for the Hall of Fame again in 2011 and many believe he will be inducted after many years of coming close.