Harvey Meiselman 2014 Baseball Address List Returning!

Posted October 31st, 2013 by Tom Owens and filed in Harvey Meiselman, www.sportsaddresslists.com

Forget Black Friday. Here’s a coming attraction to assure a great New Year, hobbyists!

Harvey Meiselman is back. Tune into his www.SportsAddressLists.com website Friday for pricing details for his new list coming in January, 2014.

Actually, the baseball list is one of MANY. He has a minor league players list, as well as several non-baseball specialties.

Harvey made one stunning comment in his Halloween preview:

“All of the lists have updated addresses for those that were reported as invalid during the year from the 2013 edition (during the year I updated over 94% of the invalid addresses reported to me) and many new addresses have been added for this year. The baseball list alone has over 3,100 updates and new addresses from the 2013 edition.” 

Mister M truly did his homework. For current list holders, you may have lost count over the e-mailed updates he provided when someone’s signing status changed. More than 50 updates were sent.

You’re not buying a product when you get Harvey’s list. You’re getting a partnership. Harvey continues to collect autographs. He relates. More than once, he’s explained to me patterns of odd behavior from sometimes-signers.

Don’t get fooled by the fact that the lists won’t ship until Jan. 11, 2014. This is a “Snooze, you lose” scenario. Order now. Why?

Harvey will ship the first lists to the first buyers. Some of these new addresses won’t stay “hot” for long. Iffy signers may grow cold after an abundance of letters to a new location. Or, a family member might suggest that their former player-relative starts charging per signature. Your speed matters.

No, the lists won’t be out in time for Christmas presents. Consider giving yourself an IOU for Harvey’s list. It’s worth waiting for.

Autograph Collectors, Don’t Envy Reporters

Posted October 29th, 2013 by Tom Owens and filed in Babe Ruth, Christy Walsh, World Series

I was impressed seeing this
on www.sportscollectorsdaily.com.
Sports agent Walsh got Ruth
and others to sign in 1947. These days,
an autographed press pass
seen by team officials
would be grounds for eviction!

Frustrated TTM collectors might wish to trade places with the all-access journalists who are swarming about the World Series. Look at the players they have at their fingertips.

Not for autographs!

The press passes include the warning. Signs are posted, too.

The team prints their law on every press pass. Asking for autographs means you can ejected from the clubhouse or field quicker than a mouthy manager.

And, unlike the school principal who threatened to put this on your imaginary “permanent record,” I believe that an infraction might make it impossible to get a press pass in the future.

Think of The Coasters singing Poison Ivy:

“You can look but you better not touch!”

Expect Treats, Not Tricks, This Hobby Halloween

Posted October 24th, 2013 by Tom Owens and filed in St. Louis Cardinals

Why collect autographed baseballs?
These would hold more autographs.
The Post-Dispatch store sold a
carving kit for $12.95.

Expect treats, not tricks, for your hobby this post-season.

In 40 years of writing to former players, I’ve found:

During the season, some retirees try to forget baseball. They feel their summer with travel and outdoor activities like golf or fishing.

Come the World Series, they start missing baseball. Your letter makes them feel young again.

Watch your mailbox fill up like a kid’s treat bag this year. I can’t wait!