The answer to back-signed autographed cards?

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tom Owens and filed in Bob Schmidt

I heard from a reader this week asking about two retirees who autographed his cards unexpectedly.

One signed on the reverse. Another signed the penny sleeve-holder, instead of removing the card.
When writing to the elderly, don’t hesitate to use post-it notes or diagrams to help indicate how you’d like the item autographed.
In fact, I’ve wondered if anyone has ever explained about using baby powder to remove the gloss from a card. If a former player has suffered one skipping Sharpie or ink-bubbled autograph, they may never want to sign the front of an item again.
In the previous post, I wrote about Mrs. Bob Schmidt. Chances are, a wife may be helping to open mail. Make it easy on both of them.

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