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!