I've been gone for a little while. Two weeks ago, I was blessed to have strep throat AND the flu at the same time. Did I say blessed? I meant cursed. I was fortunate enough to get over that in time for spring break, which allowed me to have a pretty incredible road trip across the great state of Texas.
When I returned, I had one TTM in my mailbox, and it's one that I have been after for a while. As a matter of fact, the fifth post on this blog was devoted to my failed attempt to get one Mr. Adrian Beltre's auto. Sadly, I received the "I love my fans, but I'm too busy playing to sign" note.
However, a week ago, I saw on Twitter that Brian of Play at the Plate fame had a successful TTM from Beltre:
@Lost_Collector @Paul_Hadsall @zmills40 @cardboardhabit @drewmihans ADRIAN! Sent two cards and he kept one. pic.twitter.com/IHdFeDqFvV— Brian (@patpdude) March 15, 2016
So it seems that Beltre will sign in Spring Training, but is all business during the season. I can respect that.
With that in mind, I dug out my favorite Beltre card and dropped it in the mail. When I returned, this was in my mailbox:
I love the Throwback insert set from last year's Gypsy Queen. Add in the sweet signature, and this is just an awesome TTM.
So there it is, the story of my (new) favorite TTM! I have plenty more posts coming, so stay tuned!