Votto has used autographs to make a statement before, explaining why he wouldn’t sign for Cubs fans.
The inspiring website www.sportscollectors.net notes that collectors through the mail have gotten 365 responses (69 percent success rate overall). However, the last recorded response came in June, 2015.
I predict this won’t be the last time the Cincy slugger depends on autographs to gain center stage.
I’m back for another year of membership in SCN. Since 2005, I’ve depended on the SportsCollectors.net community of members for news and advice.
For the $14.99 I spend yearly on membership, I think I save double that much on postage. Having other by-mail collectors confirm who’s signing (or answering a question or two with a return note or letter) is a huge bonus that saves time and money.
Besides, it’s fun. This is a hobby best shared with others.