Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monte Irvin (1919-2016)

The ninth autograph in my collection, and the fourth to respond by mail, was Monte Irvin.  This was a significant signature for a number of reasons.  Mr. Irvin is the oldest living Hall of Famer who played in the Negro Leagues, so there is a historic significance to this signature.  Second, he was kind enough to sign (in blue sharpie) with both his induction year and uniform number (a nice touch).  He also added a return address label, so if you want to get in touch with him, click on the photo above.

This request was mailed out in the first wave of mailings I did back on July 1st.  The response arrived just twelve days later.

Update: Mr. Irvin passed away on January 11, 2016. 

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