Saying Goodbye To A 1954 Cub

Posted November 14th, 2013 by Tom Owens and filed in 1954 Chicago Cubs, Al Yellon, Don Robertson, Rich Hanson, www.BleedCubbieBlue.com

Don Robertson missed
out appearing in any
card sets. Trying to
any hopeful facts about
the 7th place Cubs, I
discovered Al Yellon’s
fun slugfest recap. Yea
for Bleed Cubbie Blue!

Rich Hanson is a collector role model for me. He seeks out baseball history in all shapes and sizes.

He got Don Robertson, a cup-of-coffee outfielder with the 1954 Chicago Cubs, to sign an index card this month. However, it wasn’t the typical autograph.

 

Rich added:

“This one was a sad response.  A note from his wife accompanied it saying ‘This is my husband’s last autograph.  He is 83 years old, has lung cancer and is in hospice now.'”
 
The 24-year-old was hitless in six plate appearances. His final kindness to one more collector counts as a game-winner in my eyes.
 
Please, subtract Mr. Robertson from your address list. Thank you for the update, Rich.

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