Guilt by association?
Some collectors have despaired after the headlines of Reggie Jackson confronting a supposed autograph hound/possible dealer.
The odds are stacking against real fans, honest collectors and sincere researchers.
Our only hope?
Don’t look or sound like them, whether it’s in-person or in the letter you send.
There may be more at stake than your own success.
No called third strike. Brad Balukjian went down swinging.
However, was it really strike three?
The author gave a Hall of Fame effort trying to get a conversation from Carlton Fisk. That’s an effort any collector or letter-writing researcher can find inspiration from.
Mr. Fisk, give Mr. Wax Pack a chance!
This adventure keeps getting epic-er and epic-er.
Change is coming.
Baseball won’t remain an all-male sport forever.
Change is happening fast. America’s women’s baseball team is stunning world competition in the Pan Am Games. One of the mainstays on the team, Tamara Holmes, played previously for the Colorado Silver Bullets, managed by Phil and Joe Niekro.
Another (Sarah, the daughter of former pitcher John Hudek) has earned an NCAA baseball scholarship. Yes, MEN’S baseball.
I predict women’s baseball will become an Olympic sport. There will be baseball cards to get autographed. These are not mere players. They are pioneers.
Don’t be surprised when you learn of an American women’s professional baseball league, either.
It happened before.