|“Ropes” — a nickname, or
what collectors are on,
after Russell’s recent
fan mail reaction.
Bill Russell, the Dodgers institution, may not be long for the free-signing world.
Thanks to Baseball Address List author Harvey Meiselman, here’s the latest from the long-time shortstop:
“This is the only piece of memorabilia that I will sign for you. Please DO NOT send any more items to this address. They will not be signed or returned.
Thank you for your cooperation.
He’s signing one-only FOR NOW at his home address.
His response times are growing to months. Once, according to www.sportscollectors.net, he was a sure thing for multiples. Russell’s grand total, even with his toughened stance, is still 370 out of 400 recorded TTM contacts.
I wouldn’t wait writing to Russell. If you do, don’t send more than one card. I predict dark clouds ahead that will cause him to be a fee signer or another RTS man.