Felix Jose, Autograph Detective!

Posted March 31st, 2010 by Tom Owens and filed in Felix Jose

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again.

I love the notes!

I used to focus on autographs. Now, I look for the personal interaction between fan and player.

That’s why I was delighted and amazed to see the recent discussion on www.sportscollectors.net, the MVP of autograph websites.

More than 1,200 collectors tuned in to, “Getting Caught Writing to a Player Twice.” A brave collector, who we’ll call “Jeff,” confessed to a time of sending more than 1,000 requests per year. In a record-keeping slip-up, he wrote to Oakland’s Felix Jose a second time.

The outfielder sent him a scolding in writing. I think “Jeff” has enjoyed his hobby summons more than any Jose-signed cards. F.J., by the way, included a phoenetic message that translates to: “No more autographs.”

Even if the signers don’t let on, they are reading our letters!

What’s been the funniest autograph reply you’ve ever received?

One Response to “Felix Jose, Autograph Detective!”

  1. ND says:

    Tom –
    Great post. I have a question I’d like to ask you, email me from my blog, as I see no email for you on here. – http://www.baseballhappenings.net

    Thanks!

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