Sunday, October 3, 2010

Reflecting on Doug Harvey

I got a message this week from a reader named Joe who wondered if I could pass on Doug Harvey's home address from the envelope he sent me a few weeks ago.  I was happy to oblige.

Joe is an umpire himself, so getting an autograph from the only living Hall of Fame umpire was a pretty cool thing.  He was kind enough to share a photo of his prized possession with me - made out personally to him.  Joe wanted Mr. Harvey's address so that he could write a thank you note - a very noble idea if you ask me.

I love the idea of getting photos signed.  I've often wondered if my goal of having people sign through the mail is restricted because of what I send to have signed (a simple 3x5 note card).  Some Hall of Famers may be hesitant to sign a blank card, not knowing what you intend to do with their signature.

Thanks for getting in touch, Joe!  Very cool stuff.

If you have a Hall of Famer autograph that you think other readers would like to see, please get in touch!

1 comment:

  1. Some of these guys just don't sign TTM or they do very sporadically.

    I can give you a list of guys and how much they charge TTM:

    Stan Musial-$100 (will send a signed picture/stats index card for free with request)
    Yogi Berra-$100 (but a lot of cards signed for free lately)
    Monte Irvin-$10
    Whitey Ford-$40 (will sometimes sign for less, but usually at least $35)
    Al Kaline-$10
    Brooks Robinson-$30 (but only signs through the Dugout Zone twice a year)
    Lou Brock-$85
    Bobby Doerr-Free
    Johnny Bench-$60
    Joe Morgan-Free (but only an index card)
    Ferguson Jenkins-$15
    Gaylord Perry-$15
    Rollie Fingers-$15
    Reggie Jackson-$35 (through his Mr. October for Kids charity)
    Steve Carlton-$25 (through Game Winner Sports)
    Jim Bunning-Free
    Earl Weaver-$20 (through the Miami Children's Hospital)
    Phil Niekro-$10
    Tommy Lasorda-Free (long waits, preferably c/o Dodgers but will sign at home sometimes)
    Lee MacPhail-Free
    Nolan Ryan-$45
    Orlando Cepeda-$55
    George Brett-$55
    Carlton Fisk-$40
    Gary Carter-$25
    Paul Molitor-Free (c/o Twins, up to six month wait, probably should send a little cash...that's how I got my success)
    Ryne Sandberg-$20 (home, for charity)
    Tony Gwynn-$20 (San Diego St. University)
    Goose Gossage-$5-10 (if gotten at home)
    Dick Williams-$25
    Jim Rice-$10 (c/o New England Sports Network)
    Andre Dawson-$20
    Whitey Herzog-Free
    Doug Harvey-Free (except hof postcards, which can be purchased with his sticker of authenticity at the Bob Feller Museum)
    Bert Blyleven-$40
    Pat Gillick-Free