|The website http://www.signedautographed.com/
had this and lots of Leas for $20.40 each.
Through October, he was an easy
sig for two stamps.
Former pitcher Charlie Lea, a Memphis Rebirds broadcaster since 2002, died last week of a heart attack at age 54.
Lea pitched a 1981 no-hitter for the Montreal Expos. He started and won the 1984 All-Star Game.
According to http://www.sportscollectors.net/, the results board logged 119 successes in 134 attempts for Lea. He was signing 88 percent of the time.
When I first began collecting autographs by mail during the Stone Age, veteran collectors suggested I get the old-timers first.
That game plan doesn’t always work. Write to your favorites NOW, no matter what the age.
Coming Thursday: Dick Adams, a member of the 1947 Philadelphia Athletics, remembers the team he managed in the Army and a guy named Joe DiMaggio.