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    Posted 8 years ago

    scottvez
    (960 items)

    I commented on a canceled check autograph the other day, so I thought that I would post this from my old days of MLB autograph collecting.

    Back in the 70s- early 80s, all it took was the Baseball Address guide, a Self Addressed Stamped Envelopes, 3 X 5 cards and a lot of stamps to assemble a collection of Old Time Baseball autographs.

    Most baseball players were very receptive to mailed autograph requests and within about 2 weeks of a request, a return would usually arrive.

    I can remember the DAILY excitement of getting off the school bus and then checking the mail box to see who had mailed their autographs back to me... Musial, Mays, Dimaggio.....

    A select few didn't respond-- notably Ted Williams!

    As baseball autographs became big business in the 80s with shows and paid appearance, it became harder to assemble a collection without paying.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. Jewels Jewels, 8 years ago
      I like the part with the daily excitement of checking the mail box for autographs, thanks for sharing Scott!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Very very nice!!!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks jewels-- every day was Christmas for me!

      scott
    4. Guardian Guardian, 8 years ago
      I know this feeling. I also love the waiting and the daily excitement of checking the mailbox for my vintage portraits. And I love when something has a great story. The story is the essence. And this piece has a memorable story.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting guardian and sean.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking film!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking cindb!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking town!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks packrat and tom!

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking brunswick!

      scott

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