Category: Detroit Tigers

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”:

So, I was browsing through entries and comments from 2009 on Zack Hample’s blog and stumbled upon an interesting concept, brought to me by San Diego ballhawk Leigh Barratt aka PADRELEIGH.

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:

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But who could it be from?

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…oh. So I opened it up, and here was what was inside:

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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:

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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.

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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.

Sincerely,

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:

MLB

Boston, 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

NFL

Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
New York Jets
Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
Saint Louis Rams
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins

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!

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