This one was a bit of a longshot, but I decided to take it and it paid off.
Eric Staal signed with the Minnesota Wild in the off-season, and has become a big part of one of the best seasons in franchise history. He is also in two of the autographed sets I am collecting: 2012-13 Score and 2014-15 Ultra. He actually did a public signing earlier this year, but unfortunately, I was working that night and had to miss it. Despite him not having a return recorded on sportscollectors.net since 2012 (apart from one success to a Canadian residential address), I decided to try my chances and send to him c/o the Wild.
Well, my luck was good, and I received all three cards back from him, signed in black, in just 63 days.
It just goes to show, sometimes it pays to just take a chance.