The autograph challenge Reggie Jackson issues

Posted July 30th, 2015 by Tom Owens and filed in Reggie Jackson

Reggie greets his public in 2008. By Rubenstein (Reggie Jackson) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Reggie greets his public in 2008. By Rubenstein (Reggie Jackson) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Guilt by association?

Some collectors have despaired after the headlines of Reggie Jackson confronting a supposed autograph hound/possible dealer.

The odds are stacking against real fans, honest collectors and sincere researchers.

Our only hope?

Stand out.

Don’t look or sound like them, whether it’s in-person or in the letter you send.

There may be more at stake than your own success.

Wax Pack Book author goes down swinging versus Carlton Fisk

Posted July 27th, 2015 by Tom Owens and filed in Brad Balukjian, Uncategorized

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Brad gave his all in seeking a moment with Fisk for his book, even presenting the Hall of Famer with HIS autograph!

No called third strike. Brad Balukjian went down swinging.

However, was it really strike three?

The author gave a Hall of Fame effort trying to get a conversation from Carlton Fisk. That’s an effort any collector or letter-writing researcher can find inspiration from.

Mr. Fisk, give Mr. Wax Pack a chance!

This adventure keeps getting epic-er and epic-er.

Team USA: Baseball autographs you should be seeking

Posted July 24th, 2015 by Tom Owens and filed in Phil Niekro

So cool that Team USA tuned up for this international competition at Cooperstown!

So cool that Team USA tuned up for the world-famous Pan Am Games via this international competition at Cooperstown!

Change is coming.

Baseball won’t remain an all-male sport forever.

Change is happening fast. America’s women’s baseball team is stunning world competition in the Pan Am Games. One of the mainstays on the team, Tamara Holmes, played previously for the Colorado Silver Bullets, managed by Phil and Joe Niekro.

Another (Sarah, the daughter of former pitcher John Hudek) has earned an NCAA baseball scholarship. Yes, MEN’S baseball.

I predict women’s baseball will become an Olympic sport. There will be baseball cards to get autographed. These are not mere players. They are pioneers.

Don’t be surprised when you learn of an American women’s professional baseball league, either.

It happened before