Auction features treasure trove of hand-written baseball questionnaires

Want to talk about all-stars? Don't forget the SABR members who are devoted to getting 125,000 baseball player questionnaires digitized and shared online!

Want to talk about all-stars? Don’t forget the SABR members who are devoted to getting 125,000 baseball player questionnaires digitized and shared online!

A standing O for Rich Mueller, editor of SportsCollectorsDaily.com.

With Sports Collectors Daily, he’s giving proof that “baseball by the letters” can build a one-of-a-kind collection.

Hand-written questionnaires from baseball legends. What could be better?

Consider what the profits from the All-Star game auction will get used for.

Hunt Auctions promises that 100 percent of the net proceeds will go towards the digitization of the questionnaires. The San Diego Baseball Research Center housed at the San Diego Public Library will host the collection of nearly 125,000 questionnaires assembled by historian Bill Weiss in seven decades. Imagine being able to view all of these online, for free. Sigh…

Meanwhile, each of us can only dream of full mailboxes with even a fraction of Weiss’s successes. Keep sending those baseball letters, and swing for the fences!

 

 

 

Placing a value on current baseball autographs

Posted June 25th, 2015 by Tom Owens and filed in Uncategorized, www.sportscollectorsdaily.com

RichsRamblingsRich Klein knows.

Just like that E.F. Hutton commercial, I listened to him when he was part of the Beckett team. The same respect remains today.

Check out his clear insights on the costs of getting an autograph, be it by mail, in-person at a show or from a dealer. And, here’s someone who remembers how important it is for a show attendee to get a chance to meet the guest signer.

Ramblings? Rich is anything but. Check out his archives, too. Hobby shows won’t die, as long as we have old-school supporters like Rich.

SportsCollectors Daily, you have an all-star on your roster!