The first return (top of the picture) was from Andrew Bailey. From what I've read, TTM requests to Red Sox players have been historically difficult to achieve as there is a rumor that the Red Sox prevent their players from signing during the season. This success was sweet not only because of the rare Red Sox success, but also because he's in a Red Sox uniform on the card. It'll be interesting to see if there is a turn in success for the Red Sox this year, as they have added some players who have a historically been great TTM signers (Napoli, Dempster).
The second return was cool for me, because as a dog owner I always thought it was cool that Tony Hoard signed these cards for his dog too. Being that these cards were released quite a few years ago, I was taking a chance that he was still actively signing these. Needless to say, I was happy to see this one return and my dog was happy too!
I have at least two more posts coming this week, so stay tuned to the site for more blog updates this week. Thanks for reading!