Return Address Labels Matter!

Posted September 12th, 2012 by Tom Owens and filed in address labels, Gil Hodges
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Here’s a tip I hope that’ll help you in the future…

In the mail, I thought the worst. Had my envelope gotten mauled? All that was left was the return address label?

Nope. This was much better.

An elderly retired player had saved my return address label along with my letter. Weeks later, after his first response, he chose to send me some added comments.

To save time and energy (at his age), he taped the return address label to a new envelope.

Some other collectors have told me that they’ve gotten responses this way. They believed that their SASEs got lost by the signer.

A good return address label greets the potential autographer. The label convinces the person to open your envelope. Your APPEAL. Most of all, you’re leaving a lifeline, a way that signer can get in touch with you quickly in the future. Don’t overlook this tiny but important detail.

Coming Friday: Reviewing a new Gil Hodges biography!

2 Responses to “Return Address Labels Matter!”

  1. That’s a great tip thanks Tom.

  2. ND says:

    I looked through my collection because I remember getting a letter from the late Billy Rogell about two years later after I wrote to him. He returned my initial SASE in like a week but then about two years later, I received this strange envelope from him with my return address cut out from my original letter and inside was a note and a signed photo. I guess it was something he sent out to his fans who remembered him 70 years after his debut. He was I think 92 when he sent me the “extra” photos.

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