I sent out a big wave of autograph requests though the mail today. A good portion were players who are currently playing, but who I suspect will be inducted into the Hall of Fame when their playing career is over.
This raises a question in my mind - is it important to just simply have the player's autograph, or do I want to obtain it after they have been inducted? The obvious benefit to post-induction is that the player will often include their induction year in their signature (as shown in a few examples I've posted on the site). The downside is, as soon as a player is inducted, their popularity skyrockets and it can become almost impossible to obtain their signature (see Cal Ripkin Jr., a fantastic player who rarely signs, and never through the mail).
I also sent out some more requests to players who have already been inducted.