Milt Bolling Mystery? Address King Harvey Meiselman Rides To Rescue!

I rely on Harvey Meiselman’s superb Baseball Address List for my successes. I double-check his 2010 list with the recent successes listed on the invaluable http://www.sportscollectors.net/.
Recent successes from 1950s infielder Milt Bolling puzzled me. He moved in 2010, after Harvey went to press. I knew the quarterly address updates Harvey e-mails to customers would have the info. However, I didn’t want to wait too long to contact a man Bolling’s age.

The Sports Collectors website postings of responses through the mail threw me a curve. Collectors noted that recent replies came from apartment #203. The first successes came from apt. 302. I didn’t want to squander a stamp and get a “return to sender,” just because of accidentally-transposed numbers. Knowing that Harvey would share the updated address with the hobby world soon, I wanted to make sure he wasn’t getting thrown by a possible cut-and-paste typo.

His findings? Harvey wrote:

“I researched the Milt Bolling addresses and here’s what I found. His correct address is 4363 Old Shell Road Apt 302 – Mobile AL 36608 and he moved to that address in April 2010 right before the June 2010 update was sent out. It’s on the list for the September updates. The apartment number I listed is the correct one. I don’t know where the other was started but obviously he’s well known in the building and the mail gets to him anyway.”

This is more than peace-of-mind over a saved stamp. Seeing this address sleuth in action reinforces my belief in the hobby‘s best friend. All collectors need to own The Meiselman List.

Write to American Heroes While You Can

There’s a king of address finders. His name is Harvey Meiselman. Every day, I use his talent for locating retired players. He’s prepared another list I used in 2007. Retired players are great patriots. They know their place in American history. Here are more history makers. This address list is a great investment for collectors who’d like to reach aging American heroes.

Harvey sent his great news yesterday:

“I am proud to announce to all my customers that I will be publishing, once again, my extremely popular Men and Women of Distinction Address List. This list has been completely updated for 2010 and is now available for purchase. All the details follow below.

2010 MEN AND WOMEN OF DISTINCTION ADDRESS LIST

In 2007, unfortunately, I had to discontinue this very popular address list due to severe time constraints. At that point it was one of my most popular address lists.Since then, I’ve received several hundred emails from customers requesting that I bring back this list and beginning immediately it will, once again, be available for sale. You will get the first opportunity to purchase this new updated list for 2010.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Almost 3,000 names and addresses including:

ARCHITECTS – ARTISTS – AUTHORS – CARTOONISTS – WORLD FAMOUS CHEFS – ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND DIRECTORS – ASTRONAUTS – AVIATORS – FLIGHT SCIENTISTS – INVENTORS – JOURNALISTS – LEGAL – FIGHTER ACES – CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR – MILITARY INCLUDING SURVIVING MEMBERS OF DOOLITTLE’S RAIDERS, BOCKS CAR, BAND OF BROTHERS, FLYING TIGERS, AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS AND BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON, MUSIC, NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, POLITICIANS, SCIENTISTS AND FORBES 400, COMPANY EXECUTIVES AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE DISTINGUISHED

THEMSELVES IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.

Most have career notations as to how they distinguished themselves.

The cost of this over 60 page list is $15 delivered to the US by first class mail (please add $9 for shipment to Canada and $12 to all other countries by Global Priority Mail).

HOW CAN YOU ORDER?
The easiest way would be to order through PayPal to my PayPal ID which is chickenparm2go@bellsouth.net

OR

send check or mail order for the appropriate amount to: Harvey Meiselman – 9723 Lemonwood Way – Boynton Beach FL 33437 (checks held 5 days to clear). US funds only”

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No, I’m not getting any commissions. All I know is that the deceased sign no autographs. Time races on as collectors consider writing to Americans they admire. You won’t have forever to reach our country’s heroes. Harvey’s list would be a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July!

Autograph Collectors: Asking is Free


I’m marveling over the newest edition of Harvey Meiselman’s comprehensive baseball address list. A whopping 246 pages, the list is a collector’s greatest ally in making the most of your efforts. Every collector should own one.

I have an interview with Harvey that I did eons ago. I’ll be sharing that on the blog in the future.

For now, I wanted to focus on the 4-1/2 pages of “Players Who Charge.”

The fees vary, some as low as $1 per signature for Kevin Elster or Reggie Cleveland. Some former players demand cash. Although this statement might sound like some autograph signers are hoping to dodge the IRS, I think some of the motivation is in avoiding hassles with the bank.

During a 1980s card show I covered for Sports Collectors Digest, I listened to Johnny Vander Meer grumble to Luke Appling that he was trying to solicit donations for the Baseball Assistance Team — only to have collectors bounce checks.

I think the list will keep growing. Everyone has the right not to respond, or to charge for their autograph.

I’ll remain grateful for what I receive. I’m not sending any items to be signed. Just 2-3 questions. Furthermore, I don’t second-guess someone who answers questions without signing his name. I read that one ex-player who responded (now in his 80s) has macular degeneration. His “reply” looked dictated. The ornate, loopy cursive appeared to be that of a teen female. No matter. Someone cared enough to give me the gift of his insight.

It is a gift. Every reply. A reply I send a thank-you note for.

An autograph for a fee is a product, with buyers and sellers.

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