Collecting Baseball Scout Autographs?

Posted January 30th, 2013 by Tom Owens and filed in Clint Eastwood, Mickey Mantle, Tom Greenwade
I found a great 2011 newspaper article
about one of baseball’s unsung heroes.

Forget Clint Eastwood. I want the real thing.

I’m pleased with any new baseball movie. With this one, I hoped, “Will this push Topps to honor at least one scout in a future retro card set?”

When will card shows wake up? Tom Greenwade died 25 years ago. People were shelling out for Mickey Mantle autographs. Does anyone have a signed baseball from the man who discovered The Mick? I would have attended.

Sure, some former players became scouts. However, their autograph gets collected anyway, just for appearing in a card set.

Is there a whole legion of baseball scout autograph collectors that I don’t know about?

One Response to “Collecting Baseball Scout Autographs?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Tom – Bowman did release two subsets of scout autograph cards in 2008 & 2009 for scouts who signed star players. Search eBay for Bowman scout auto & you’ll find a bunch!

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