Monday, October 12, 2015

TTM Success

After having some luck with TTM autograph requests this year I decided to continue with some of my favorite actors and this includes Mel Brooks.

I was first introduced to Mel Brooks when my parents took us to see History Of The World: Part I in the theater. Sure the movie was a bit over my 9-year old head but the jokes that I did get made me laugh and created a Mel Brooks fan for life. Over the years with movies like Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men In Tights I began to appreciate Mel's humor and looked back to his older movies like Blazing Saddles and shorts like The 2000 Year Old Man.

I came across a TTM autograph website and saw that Mr. Brooks does respond to autograph requests but that it is usually in the form of an 8x10 but I took a chance and created 3 custom cards (including the backs) similar to the Randy Couture card that I got back signed not long ago. These are the digital versions of the cards I sent.

I sent the cards and waited, it took about 3 weeks and I got a large envelope from Brooksfilms and honestly did not put it together in my mind until I opened it. Inside was a black and white signed 8x10 along with a business envelope. Inside the business envelope was my SASE and three cards, which were not signed.

I love the photo, I am a bit bummed because I would have loved to have his signature on the cards and be able to put them in to a binder but the photo is hanging prominently in my workspace near my Dalai Lama signature.


  1. That is a big time name to get an autograph from. I too have wanted to try sending out requests to some actors and actresses but I just haven't got around to it. I do think this post of yours will finally inspire me to start trying though.

  2. Too bad you couldn't get some ink on those sweet customs, but the 8x10 ain't bad!