NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Retired Kansas City Royals star Kevin Appier answers his fan mail even if it is 15 or so years old, a New York fan confirmed.
Mark Roth, 13 at the time, mailed a 1992 baseball card and a note to the Royals' organization asking that Appier sign the card and send it back to him, the New York Post reported Sunday.
Long forgotten, the card turned up last week at the home where Roth grew up in Brooklyn.
Roth said his father called and "asked if I'd been sending out the baseball cards again."
Appier, who lives in Paola, Kan., did not respond to The Post, which was seeking comment.
However, his sister, Jeri pointed the finger at the Royals organization.
"There was some stuff that the Royals had sent to his (Appier's) house that had been sitting around," she said.