Mail time: Volume 1
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Sorry – there’s been no baseball games. However, I’m waiting for my UV black light to come so I can do some stamp searching. So there will be a post for that. In the meantime, I was stumbling around the MLBlogs, and saw Nick Badders posting about “Fan Packs”:
He talked about sending emails to every MLB team requesting fan packs or leftover giveaways. This got me thinking. So that night, I went out and sent emails to every MLB, AAA, AA, and High-A team. As of right now, I’ve gotten replies from the following teams, followed by their responses.”
So, over the past week or so when I’ve had spare time, I’ve been sending all the teams messages.
So the other day, I finally got some mail:
But who could it be from?
…oh. So I opened it up, and here was what was inside:
So the Orioles sent me, if you’re keeping track: A thank you letter, a pocket schedule (not pictured), an ad for the Orioles fan club for kids, 2 stickers, and an Adam Jones card. Pretty cool. Next, I opened this up:
So, this one was from the Detroit Tigers. When I opened it up, there was a very lengthy friendly thank you letter, 2 pocket schedules, and an Alex Avila card. I plan to use these player cards for autographs if I can manage to meet these players.
I got an electronic fan pack from the Giants, and it consisted of a letter, and a printable picture of their mascot, and the 2012 schedule. Lame. They only just won the World Series, you think they could splurge a little bit. I can’t wait to color that “Lou Seal” picture……..
I then noticed that the Padres do not honor Fan Pack requests. Even more lame.
Then in the NFL department, I have received one reply from the Seattle Seahawks:
“Hello! Thanks for your email and support. Unfortunately we do not have any fan packs available at this time. We encourage you to visit our Pro Shop at Seahawks.com for the latest Nike gear and merchandise.
Seattle Seahawks/CenturyLink Field Customer Service”
…Yea, I’ll get right on that. As of right now, here is the list of teams I have sent fan pack requests to:
Baltimore, NY Yankees, Toronto, Tampa Bay, Chicago W. Sox, Kansas City, Detroit, Minnesota, Cleveland, Houston, LA Angels, Oakland, Seattle, Texas, NY Mets, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, Chi Cubs, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Milwaukee, SF Giants, San Diego, LA Dodgers, Colorado, Arizona
Green Bay Packers
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
New York Jets
Saint Louis Rams
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Working on the NBA/NHL tonight and in the coming days. I’m also going to post some photos of stuff soon. Thanks for reading!