Honest to god, if you have a rolodex on your desk, you're the only person I know who does. I keep all my contacts on an electronic data base. That means if I want you IN the data base, I cut and paste the info from your query. Your business cards I just throw away.
I don't file your queries. I answer them. I keep the folders if they're pretty. I throw them out if they're not.
3. Copies of your self-published book.
I throw them away. Unread.
4. Photographs of yourself.
I shred them for your own protection.
I work in publishing. What the hell do I need money for.
7. International Reply Coupons.
Set on fire and used to heat the cauldron for the hex I'm about
to cast on you for sending them.
9. Protective sheet covers enclosing your query.
Tossed. With the query unread. This is just blindingly ill-prepared.
10. Your resume, or worse, your CV.
I don't care that you graduated summa cum loud from the Happy Hooker School of Pole Dancing. Or Harvard.
This is what your query should contain:
1. Your query letter of 250 words or fewer.
2. The first 5-10 pages of your novel. Not an "excerpt" and not pages from later chapters.
Don't think you're the exception. You're not.
The only thing that should be an exception from the norm is your writing.