|Spotted on http://www.americanmemorabilia.com/. This
gem sold for $119. Roster pennants were never big
enough to credit every guy who helped that
Yes, historical team rosters exist on many websites. Baseball Almanac is a superb example.
But who’s still alive from that past team? Who still answers fan mail?
Incredibly, http://www.sportscollectors.net/ has all the answers, all in one place.
Become a premium member for $14.99 for one year. This entitles you to the greatest research tools on the website, including the team rosters.
I looked up the 1968 Tigers under “team rosters.” There was a list of 34 names, 11 of which are deceased. Compiling the member experiences of who signs and who doesn’t, the results page is impressive.
I found the names of eight former Tigers who’ve answered at least 90 percent of fan mail requests:
How good are these guys? Try 9 out of 10 times good!
Think about it. Paper, ink, envelope, stamps (not to mention those who include a card or item to be autographed) — it’s easy to think that a request is worth a dollar, even without factoring in the cost of your time and labor.
In no time, $14.99 membership fee will pay for itself. For team collectors, nothing beats http://www.sportscollectors.net/. Try it!