Thursday, December 31, 2015

TTM Address of The Day - Maze Runner: The Death Cure


 
TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd.
3500 Cornett Road - Building K
Vancouver, BC, V5M 2H5
 
Production is scheduled: Feb 29/16 - May 31/16

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Autograph Collector Profile - THESTOUT79


Every week we will profile an autograph collector who is well-known around the Autograph Collecting Community. To start the Autograph Collector Profile series, we are proud to present Stout 79.


Q. How long have you been collecting autographs?
A. I've been collecting for 16 years off and on.

Q. What genres of autographs do you collect?
A. I usually start off doing baseball at the start of Spring Training. During the wait time, I usually send out WWE. NHL Hockey is one of my favorite sports to TTM. The players usually sign multiple items and then sometimes send back free pucks.

Q. Who was your first autograph?
A. My first autograph must have been Keith Primeau. I got him during a meet and greet. It all started from there. My first TTM Autograph would be Dan Marino.

Q. Do you collect exclusively TTM or do you autograph in-person as well?
A. Mostly TTM. It depends on the price and location for in-person autographs. Most place price gouge due to popularity.

Q. How many TTM’s do you send out per week?

A. Usually 20-50 requests per week.


Q. How do you find information on addresses, signing habits, etc.?
A. I use StarTiger or Fanmail.biz

Q. Do you handwrite or type your letters?
A. Always handwritten. Typing seems like you don't care, and most likely, your items won't get signed.

Q. Have you received any letters back from the person you sent the autograph request to? Have they included anything extra?
A. Yes, some football game used gloves and baseball game used gloves. Letters mostly.

Q. Over at your YouTube Channel STOUT79 you have frequent autograph giveaways. Besides YouTube, how can other collectors reach you?
A. Twitter: @thestout79, Instagram: TheStout79
 
Q. What’s the best autographed item in your collection?
A. The best item is probably my multi team signed hockey jerseys - Nashville Predators & New York Islanders.
 
Q. Do you have any tips for anyone looking to get into the autograph hobby?
A. Just have patience and collect what you want to collect.
 
If you would like to be interviewed for the Autograph Collector Profile, hit me up on Twitter @autographblog




Rest In Peace - Dave Henderson


Sad news today, as former Major League Baseball player Dave Henderson has passed away of an apparent heart attack. Dave was a great signer and even better baseball player. Henderson played 14 seasons in the Majors playing for: Seattle, Boston, Oakland, San Francisco, and Kansas City. He is best known for his series changing 9th inning homerun in Game 5 of the 1986 ACLS.



Dave was one of the best through the mail signers during and after his playing days. He accommodated all of his fans. He will be missed. Dave Henderson was 57 years old.

TTM Address of The Day - DC: Legends of Tomorrow


 
200-8085 Glenwood Drive
Burnaby, BC
V3N 5C8
Canada
Shooting is scheduled: Sep 09/15 - Apr 01/16
 
Cast Includes: Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Ciara Renee, Falk Hentschel, Franz Drameh, Casper Crump, etc.
 
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

How to Meet Stars, Celebrities and Athletes: Getting Autographs In-Person

 
Meeting your favorite singer, actor, actress, or athlete can be one of the greatest memories in your life if all goes well. Do you want to meet the big star coming to your city? Here are some essential rules and tips for meeting your favorite star in-person.
1. Do Your Homework
The Internet is a powerful tool. If you do your research, you should have no problems finding information on flights, hotels, signing habits, public signings, appearances, schedules, etc.
Example: If you are looking to meet a certain rock star for a chance at an autograph or picture and let’s say this certain rock star had a show yesterday in Vancouver, BC and you’re located in Fargo, North Dakota, you would need to search flights originating from the Vancouver area. A lot of musical acts will have at least one day of travel as most travel by tour bus. If this should happen you will need to be on the lookout for tour buses.
What hotels do sports teams, politicians, movie stars, musicians stay at? This is something you can find out by joining Startiger: The Autograph Community or by a little bit of luck Google.
2. Be Patient
On most occasions, you can expect to wait hours on end for the opportunity to meet the celeb. Patience is key! If you don’t have patience or if you are of the opinion that time is money, the better option for you may be buying the autograph. There is a handful of reputable Autograph Dealers who would gladly help you out.
3. Manners – Etiquette
Remember, stars and athletes are people too. They have good days and bad days just like everyone else. It is not your right as a fan that they have to stop and sign an autograph or take a picture with you. If they choose to oblige your autograph request, be courteous! This means using your manners. “Please, Thank-you, Mr., Mrs.”
Stay calm! Stars and celebs can sense your anxiety. Call it a sixth sense that all athletes and stars have. If you are freaking out and being pushy, 9 out of 10 times they won’t stop to sign for you. 9 out of 10 times if this happens, you will have other fans and collectors ready to make sure that this never happens again. There are a lot of “regulars” out there who will make your collecting experience a horrible one if you ruin their chance of an autograph.
4. Be Ready
Have your marker ready! If you’re waiting on a huge star, chances are they will grab the first marker they see and use it to sign everyone’s items. Make sure you have a bold marker that works.
5. Have Fun
There’s no guarantee that you will meet the athlete, musician, star/celeb. Make friends with the people who are sharing the experience with you. Networking is essential as a collector. Share information, share stories, share a good time. Sometimes the autograph is secondary to the actual experience itself.
 
Have a story you want to share? Contact me via Twitter @autographblog and I will post your story on the blog!
 

TTM Address of The Day - Olivia Newton-John


PO Box 2710
Malibu, CA 90265
USA


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

TTM Address of The Day - Peter Mayhew


Are you looking to add to your Star Wars collection? For $55 USD, Chewbacca will sign your item. Actor Peter Mayhew is currently taking a break to attend the premiers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and for the holidays, but when he returns you can contact him at his website www.chewbacca.com. Here you will find all the information needed to contact Chewy directly.

If you are looking to add autographs of the rest of the cast, as always, I highly recommend signing up for a membership at Startiger. HERE you will find all the contact information and addresses to each and every cast member. Let the force be with you!

 
 


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Saturday, December 12, 2015

TTM Address of The Day - Bruce Willis


The most debated topic in the autograph community right now: "Are the Bruce Willis autographs being sent back from the Broadway address real or secretarial?" I'll let you be the judge. If you haven't weighed in on the conversation, then you'll need to head over to StarTiger and check out the forum. In the meantime, here is today's TTM Address of The Day:

 
Misery
Broadhurst Theatre
235 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
USA
 
 


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Colt Cabana is Coming to Canada!


Everyone's favorite Professional Wrestling Podcaster and (more importantly) Professional Wrestler, Colt Cabana is coming to Canada in 2016! Colt will be headlining Canadian Wrestling's Elite Canadian Tour. Here are the dates for the tour:

Feb 19th- Fannystelle, MB
Feb 20th- Yorkton, SK
Feb 21st- Edmonton/Sherwood Park, AB
Feb 23rd- Calgary, AB
Feb 24th- Regina, SK
Feb 25th- Brandon, MB
Feb 26th- Winnipeg, MB
Feb 27th- Thunder Bay, ON

Colt Cabana is great with his fans! He has a ton of autographed merchandise available at his website: http://coltmerch.com

Be sure to also check out his Official Website at www.coltcabana.com

Colt's "Art of Wrestling" Podcast can be downloaded on iTunes or streamed on his website.

For more info on the CWE and the 2016 tour, you can visit the Official CWE Website at www.cwecanada.ca

Top 5 Sports Athlete Through The Mail TTM Signers of 2015

 
“Disco Dirk” has been a signing machine for many years. In 2015, Dirk signed a ton of fan mail. Dirk will sign 1 autograph per request. You can contact him via Dallas Mavericks team address. The address can be found at StarTiger or by CLICKING HERE.
 
 
For a minimum $5.00 donation, Wade Boggs will sign your baseball card, photo, ball, magazine, whatever. The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and 3,000 Hit Club member will send back your signed items usually in prompt time. He can be contacted via his Home Address which can be found at StarTiger or by CLICKING HERE.
 
 
If you want him, now is the time to send to him. Peyton was great about signing for fans through the mail in 2015. Who knows what 2016 holds for the future NFL Hall of Famer? If you want him, you can contact him via Denver Broncos. The address can be found at StarTiger or by CLICKING HERE.
 
 
 The 3-Time Cy Young Award Winner is one of the best when it comes to taking care of his fans. Kershaw signs autograph requests for those who send to him via Los Angeles Dodgers and/or Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Address. Those addresses can be found where? You guessed it: StarTiger or by CLICKING HERE.
 
 
The Top Professional Sports Athlete Through The Mail Autograph Signer of 2015 is: Caitlyn Jenner! Caitlyn has been great with her fans. This goes back to her days when she was known as Bruce. Caitlyn will sign items featuring pictures of her or Bruce. You can contact her via her home address which can be found by CLICKING HERE.
 
Did you have a different Top 5? I’m interested in seeing it! Leave me a comment. I’ll reply back to you.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2015 - Top 5 Through The Mail Autograph Signers in Hockey


 
 
5. Patrick Kane


 

Patrick Kane is tearing up the NHL. He recently broke Bobby Hull’s Chicago Blackhawks franchise record when he reached 22 consecutive games with a point. As of right now, Kane has a 23 game point streak going. Kane has also been sending back signed photos, cards, and pucks to fans who took the time to write him. He is signing autographs c/o his parent’s home in Buffalo. If you would like the address, you can find it by signing up for a membership at this LINK.

 

 

 

The “Big E” has been signing a lot since his retirement from the NHL in 2007. Eric signed for fans who sent him requests in 2015. You can contact Eric via his parents address which can be found at StarTiger or by CLICKING HERE.

 

 


There hasn’t been a more electrifying “undersized” hockey player in Calgary since Theo Fleury. Johnny Hockey became the first Calgary Flames players to reach 50 points as a rookie since Jarome Iginla did it back in the 96-97 season. You can contact Johnny by writing him c/o Calgary Flames Hockey Club. The address can be found HERE.

 

 

The former 1stOverall draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers has been signing autographs through the mail like a mad man lately. I strongly recommend sending to him now before he gets flooded with requests in 2016. You can contact him via the Edmonton Oilers. The address can be found by CLICKING HERE.

 

 

Ok, maybe I’m biased because I am a hardcore Toews fan! Have you tried to get his autograph in-person? He’s Captain Serious on and off of the ice. Getting Toews to sign in-person is not the easiest task. In 2015, Toews was great signing TTM requests. If you would like to try him, you can send him a request c/o ChicagoBlackhawks. I strongly recommend joining StarTiger to see what other collectors have to say about his signing habits through the mail and in-person.

 

Did you have a different Top 5? I’m interested in hearing from you. Please leave a comment below.

Top 5 Movie & Television TTM Autograph Signers of 2015


2015 was a great year for through the mail autograph collecting! Though I have been going through a long drought over the past few weeks of no returns, I have had some amazing autograph returns from some amazing actors and actresses in the movie and television world this past year! Here is my Top 5 Movie & Television TTM Autograph Signers of 2015

 

Ian McKellen is best known for his roles as Galdalf in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. You may also recognize him as Magneto in the X-Men movies. Ian has been a gracious signer for many years, 2015 was no different. Ian signs regularly through his agency in London. You can find Ian McKellen contact information by becoming a member of StarTiger or by Clicking HERE.

 

Andrew Lincoln is best known for his role as Rick Grimes in what many of us would view as the best television show of all-time, The Walking Dead. Many TWD fans may be unaware of this, but Andrew Lincoln is great with signing autographs for fans who take the time to write him. This year Andrew was kind enough to sign a few photos which I sent to him c/o of New York agency. He has a new working address. You can find it at StarTiger or by Clicking HERE.

 

You can’t name many A-List actors or actresses that signed as much as Amanda Seyfried this past year. Amanda continues to sign c/o her address in PA. You can find it at StarTiger or by Clicking HERE.

 

Melissa signed tons of fan mail for anyone who may have sent her an autograph request c/o Mike &Molly.  Melissa has been busy as of late filming the Ghostbusters revamp. If you don’t have Melissa’s contact info, you can find it at StarTiger or by Clicking HERE.

 

Game of Thrones fans will be thrilled to know that if you want Tyrion Lannister’s autograph, you can send him a request c/o his agency in New York. Peter has been a great signer for many years. It will be interesting to see what 2016 holds for Peter as a signer and as an actor. Coming off a great year where he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2015, will he have as much time to sign in 2016? You can find Peter Dinklage contact information at StarTiger or by Clicking HERE.

Who's Your Top 5? Leave me a comment!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

How To Get Autographs Through The Mail TTM


The question I get asked most often is, "How do you get autographs through the mail". I thought about writing about it, but I figured I would let 'The Godfather' himself, Mike Rhodes share the secret of TTM Autograph Collecting.

Mike Rhodes is the undisputed authority when it comes to Through The Mail (TTM) Autograph Collecting. His YouTube Channel 'The Autograph Network', is a must watch for every autograph collector. Please check out the video above if you would like to learn how to get autographs through the mail. While you're there, make sure you LIKE and SUBSCRIBE!

You can also contact Mike by visiting his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theproject2014

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