Don Carman is in your house, autographing your things
Slate has a cool story about former Phillies pitcher Don Carman answering his fan mail a decade-and-a-half later. It’s not what you think: he didn’t just procrastinate. Apparently the box of cards was misplaced while Carman was being traded, and he happened upon it again years after the fact.
There are amusing stories here — would you expect to get a signed card back now, years after 12-year-old you had sent it out with high hopes? — and one touching, sad one.
All of the tales bring back my bitterness at Ryne Sandberg, who kept the rookie card I sent him back in the 1980s. Maybe Ryno’s just waiting to clean out the garage before he returns that sucker.