Alexey Pajitnov success! (Creator of Tetris)

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Alexey Pajitnov success! (Creator of Tetris)

Post by TristAndShoutt » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:45 pm

SENT: LoR, SASE, Game Boy cartridge of “Tetris” in September 2019
RECIEVED: Autographed Game Boy cart sent in SASE on 10/21/19.

The signature got a bit faded at some point while it was being written and/or shipped, but it’s still perfectly legible and doesn’t make it any less cool in my view. Alexey Pajitnov has designed several games across the span of the past 3 decades, the most famous of course being Tetris, arguably one of the most iconic & widely known video games of all-time.

I appreciated the level of care he put into packaging it- he covered the cart in bubble wrap to make sure it shipped safely, which was a great touch. You’ll also notice that he apparently had to pay $2.72 extra in postage, which I felt a bit bad about. I don’t know if it was because he chose to pay extra for higher-class shipping or if I just didn’t use enough stamps (which doesn’t seem right because I used 2 stamps to send him the cart in the first place along with the LoR and the SASE), but I may try and send him the additional money just to make up for it.

This is now my 4th-ever TTM success, as well as my 3rd I’ve had this year and even my 2nd video game-related success following Tom Kalinske, the former CEO of Sega of America. I’m super happy about this one– probably one of my favorites I’ve gotten so far! I might even find a way to frame it and display it in my bedroom... :mrgreen:

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The signed Game Boy cartridge in all of its glory. It’s a bit hard to make out, but he wrote “Play Tetris!” which seems to be the same message he always signs things with :]

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Pic of the cart next to my GBA at school. This pic is better lighted so you can sort of see how the bottom part of the sig got a bit faded somehow.

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The SASE I received the cart back in. Either he or the post office added on to my artistically top-notch “Do not bend” message, though I have a feeling it was more effective as

I may even post the LoR I sent to Alexey, at least assuming that I ever thought to scan it to a .pdf before doing so.
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Re: Alexey Pajitnov success! (Creator of Tetris)

Post by Hartster » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:21 pm

The extra postage is because it was a rigid item, which bumps it into a first-class package. (Especially if you mark it 'Do not bend.;) If you hand something like that to a Post Office clerk, they will weigh it, feel the item, and then figure out the appropriate postage. If you just put postage on it and drop it into a mailbox / letter slot, it may or may not be caught.
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Re: Alexey Pajitnov success! (Creator of Tetris)

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Re: Alexey Pajitnov success! (Creator of Tetris)

Post by TristAndShoutt » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:36 pm

Hartster wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:21 pm
The extra postage is because it was a rigid item, which bumps it into a first-class package. (Especially if you mark it 'Do not bend.;) If you hand something like that to a Post Office clerk, they will weigh it, feel the item, and then figure out the appropriate postage. If you just put postage on it and drop it into a mailbox / letter slot, it may or may not be caught.
I see. I just left it in our P.O. box to be picked up, so I guess it'd make sense that he took it to the post office and they actually calculated the correct postage.

Weird thing is that I actually had mine initially sent back for the same reason, except the 1st time I tried using a regular envelope as opposed to a manilla, so I don't know why it wasn't also sent back this time...
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Re: Alexey Pajitnov success! (Creator of Tetris)

Post by Fezman1992 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:57 pm

That's super cool!
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