I haven’t done an autograph post in a few days, but I got an interesting mix of things in the mail today.
First, the baseball:
One of my autograph trading partners got Mike Hampton to sign a couple of cards for me at one of the Houston Astros off-season caravan appearances last week. Hampton didn’t leave New York on the best terms, but without him the Mets would never have appeared in the World Series in 2000.
Without a Subway Series, I don’t know that I would ever have come back to baseball…. needless to say, I’m very happy to have a Mets card signed by Hampton in my collection.
The Mets have not held any public caravan appearances since their 2006 playoff appearance… a fact I find very interesting.
I sent out a few non-baseball autograph requests last month. I found some old Buffy the Vampire Slayer collectible card game cards lying around and took a chance by sending some out.
I got back this one featuring Kristime Sutherland, who played Buffy’s mom on the show. I haven’t had a chance to research it yet, but I’m hoping that it’s an authentic autograph. The protective index card I included also came back signed.
I picked up a couple of packs of Topps Clone Wars stickers last month during an otherwise fruitless trip down the card aisle. I mailed most of them out to the voice actors who played the characters pictured on the cards, and I got one back today.
Matt Wood is the supervising sound editor for the series, but he also does some character voices — the battle droids and General Grievous.
I met him once at a comic convention, and he seemed like a pretty cool guy — he was even taking the time to do the Grievous voice for a few kids in the autograph line. This looks like a reasonable match for the autograph on the General Grievous photo I got that day.
Wood uses return address labels that feature the Grievous character, which I think is pretty neat.