He signed autographs like he played: wild, unpredictable, all out.
Ryan Freel is dead. An apparent suicide.
According to www.sportscollectors.net, Freel responded to just 30 of 106 recorded TTM contacts, the last being in April, 2009.
Look hard at the autograph request letters you send. Be sincere. Be honest, But make sure that you make it clear that you think that each person matters, not just each autograph. The recipient might make a difference in your collection. You might make a difference in his future
See you in January.
Brian Flam (www.theautographcard.com) brings new hope to the TTM hobby. He pointed out one attractive subset of baseball history that many autograph buffs have overlooked: the Ford Frick winners, as honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Although many early pioneers have died, Brian noted that he’s had good success through the years writing to broadcasters in care of their teams.
I agree. I treasure the bonus photo I received years ago from Jack Buck. He added “HOF 1987” and “Go Crazy Folks.”
Who’ll be the next names on the list? Get them early.
It comes with a good letter. For in-person autographing, fast and hectic becomes the norm. Good luck hearing anything more than a “here” or “thanks” from the signer.
I love how “The Autograph Card” products allow us to collect anyone’s autograph. That opens doors to conversations. Here’s an attractive, affordable item that anyone would love to sign.
The pair behind the idea do more than sell. They collect. They use it all the time. Here’s proof:
Thanks to Brian Flam for these 2013 AFL insights.