Friday kicked off my three-day weekend with a full mailbox!
I started off with a TTM return from Celeste Bonin, f/k/a Kaitlyn in WWE. I had sent three pictures and she added one of her own, as well has a hand-written note (not scanned). I was super thrilled with the return, even though it looks like her silver marker is on its last legs.
The next envelope was from Arianny Celeste (UFC ring girl & former co-host of Overhaulin’) and contained a signed Maxim magazine that I bought from her website. Unfortunately, it was not personalized as I had requested.
Next up, was a TTM return from former Mets infielder, Edgardo Alfonzo. Edgardo is currently the manager of the Mets’ short-season A-ball team, the Brooklyn Cyclones. Unfortunately one of the 8.5×11’s was badly damaged, so I cut it down to an 8×8 square photo. I’d like to get the SI cover signed by all four players, but Rey Ordonez will be tough to track down.
The first of two large 11×14 envelopes was next and this contained two photos I bought from Insider Sports Deals’ Deal of the Day last week… 11×14 signed photos of Jenna Jameson. These are both PSA/DNA authenticated and cost under $20 each!
The second contained two purchases I made at Pristine Auctions, an 8×10 of rapper/actor Common and an 11×14 of the 16x World Champion, Ric Flair; both JSA certified.
Friday wrapped up with a stuffed Priority Mail envelope from my buddy Rich at RDP Promotions. Rich brings wrestlers to signings all over the northeast and has been great to deal with to get signed photos. Here are the nine I received:
On Saturday, my mail was limited to just a couple of pieces; but they were pretty nice additions to my collection.
First, was an envelope from Wrestling Ink (via eBay) with a Chyna autographed 8×10 from a signing they did with her in 2014, I believe.
The second package was from long-time collector friend Joel, who gave me a great deal on an Odell Beckham Jr. autographed jersey relic rookie card.
Nothing on Sunday, but I do have my eye on a few auctions ending tonight!