I read recently in the local paper that Julio Franco was going to play for the nearby Fort Worth Cats. He was scheduled to just play for the Cats first home stand, so I quickly picked out a couple cards and got them in the mail. I figured it only take a day for the cards to get there since the Cats only play about 30 minutes away. About a week later...ta-da!
Got him on his 1984 Topps rookie card and on a 1991 Upper Deck, both cards from autographed sets I'm working on.