Even More Mail!

On Friday, as I mentioned in my last entry, when I got home, I found another fan pack waiting for me. On Saturday, I got two more fan packs in the mail, from the Reds and Red Sox.

The first one was courtesy of the Houston Astros.

Old logo. Yikes! The envelope was very thin, so I knew things were not looking good.

The first thing I found inside was a 2012 pocket schedule.

2012… ok then… The next item was a sticker with their *OLD* logo

The last item was a oversized player card with the *OLD* logo, featuring JA Happ.

This fan pack makes the Indians look amazing.

Chances are, I will be sending them another email during baseball season, perhaps in hopes of stuff with the new logo.

On Saturday, like I mentioned earlier, I received two envelopes in the mail. I decided to open the bigger one first. It was from the Reds

I first pulled out a letter from the Reds

Followed by a Jay Bruce RedsFest baseball card

After that, I found a Reds decal that says “Go Reds!” and has an alternate logo

I then found two Reds Stickers

The next thing I pulled out was two envelopes wrapped in a Reds rally towel

How cool is that?

Here is the first envelope

I opened it up to find this

Really neat!

There was also David Concepcion envelope

With a print inside

I would have to say in my opinion, the Reds have sent the best stuff so far!

The next envelope I had was from the Boston Red Sox

I first pulled out a letter

Followed by a Red Sox socks logo sticker

And Fenway Park 100 Years logo sticker

I then found a Franklin Morales signed photo

The next item I pulled out was a red wristband that says Red Sox Nation on the side

The final item I pulled out was the coolest

Fenway Park dirt (Technically clay)

As I write this, my mom is telling me to write the fact that she is very jealous. She grew up in the Boston area going to Red Sox games with her dad. I have a strange feeling she may be sending an email of her own to the Red Sox…

So, I have gotten some pretty cool stuff so far!

Here is another updated list of team replies:
MLB Teams:
Blue Jays– I need to send a self-addressed, stamped envelope
Braves- Send them a Postcard
Cubs- Send them a Postcard
Diamondbacks- ARRIVED
Giants- Emailed me a PDF Fan pack
Indians– Fan pack sent out to mail- ARRIVED
Padres- Unable to fulfill Request
Phillies- Postal request
Rangers- Donation needed… $5 Donation made….ARRIVED
Tigers- No giveaways, but will mail fan pack
Twins- Send Postcard from hometown
White Sox- ARRIVED
Yankees- Send Postcard

I have received 7 fan packs so far. Which ones do I like the most and least? In order from best to worst:
1) Reds
2) White Sox
3) Red Sox
4) Rangers
5) Diamondbacks
6) Indians
7) Astros

Let me know which you think are the best and worst in the comments!

So… in my opinion… the bigger the package is, the better! I will post entries whenever I get a new package, so check back often!

Nick Badders is a unofficial reporter for MLB.com. He writes the blog, 7000 Coliseum Way, and you can follow him on Twitter @nickbatters or his blog @7000ColiseumWay. You can also LIKE his blog on Facebook or follow him @nickbatters or his blog @7000ColiseumWay on Instagram. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


  1. Quinn

    I really liked the Buffalo Bills fan pack. They sent out a big envelope. The Clearwater Threshers also have a nice one too. I liked the Red Sox the best. The dirt from Fenway was pretty cool.


    • Nick Badders

      The Red Sox one is pretty cool! The fact that they send “Dirt” is awesome. Taking your advice, I just sent emails to the Threshers and Bills! I can’t wait to see what they send!


      • Quinn

        The Threshers put stuff from 2012 in there but it’s still pretty cool. I got three more today from the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, and Las Vegas 51s.


  2. Max

    Got a bunch of emails today.
    This is what the teams have said so far.

    Teams that said they would send something: Keys, Smokies
    Teams that I have to send a envelope to: Senators, Miracle, Lake Monsters, Renegades, SJ Giants, and Con. Tigers
    Teams that said they don’t have anything: Power, Ironbirds, Salem Red Sox
    Teams who asked me to buy the bobbleheads: Spinners


  3. connor

    The Braves took months…I think either my postcard or the envelope from them got lost in the mail. That Franklin Morales signature looks really real btw


    • Nick Badders

      So you sent a postcard to the braves? Ok. I guess I’ll have to send them one. The signature is real, you can tell it a sharpie was used on the card, because I accidentally smeared the signature a little bit.


  4. Max

    Sent an email to every minor league team that I could find the email for. This does not include Spanish-speaking leagues. That is around 145 MILB Teams. I feel crazy for doing this.


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