01 January 2010

Through the Mail 2010: The Houston Astros Project

First day of the new year, so it is time to unveil my first ever through the mail project.

I am following in the foot steps of what someone else is doing (Therion, over on the FreedomCardBoard forums), though, I am a little behind him in terms of progress.

Therion is attempting to get an autographed card from EVERYONE to ever don an Astros uniform. His goal for 2010 is to have 350 total different Houston Astros autos.

My goal isn't as near as lofty as his, but still pretty substantial. I want to send out to 125 current, former or retired Astros and have a success rate (or return rate) of about 70%. So, out of the 125 people I send to, I hopefully receive a signed card or two back from 78 of those people.

This will not be my only TTM project of the year, but this is the most grand. I am still pondering exactly what I want to do with the other project(s), but I will have my head wrapped around it a little better in the upcoming weeks.

I will keep track of all the people I send to and keep track of when I receive them back. Hopefully I hit my goal (or even better, exceed it) and move further towards the same goal that Billy (Therion) has: One auto from every player ever to wear an Astros uniform.


  1. Good luck with your project!

    For the past few years, I've been trying to build a collection of autographed baseball cards from everyone who ever played for the Mets. I've got over 500, but most of the ones that I still need are either difficult to find or expensive.

  2. Thanks.

    I know of two players of the modern era that will be tough, but one I already have knocked out (Ken Caminiti, deceased) and the other will be expensive/tough (Darryl Kile, deceased).