Originally Posted by guttle11
There was an article about this in ESPN the Magazine a few weeks back. The writer sent something to every team in the four professional sports (star players, coaches and mascots). Got some autographs, but mostly the things sent back where letters, media guides, promotional items, and things like that. The best response came from Joe Mauer, a personally autographed letter. The article then becomes about Mauer and how he sits down with his mother every couple of weeks and actually goes through and responds to every piece of fan mail he gets. Pretty cool article.
I got a return from Mauer a few years ago. I believe I am up to over 100 guys now. My best and favorite is still Greg Maddux. I have also gotten Stan Musial, Mark Teixeira, Carson Palmer and plenty of other big names. Its usually best to send them to guys before they are stars, but every now and again a star will return one for you.