I knew that the quest for an autograph from every living Hall of Famer would be a never ending quest, but I figured that new members would be elected before someone passed away.
Today, the baseball community was saddened to hear about the death of Sparky Anderson. Just three short months ago I found Mr. Anderson's signature waiting for me in my mailbox. It was the tenth Hall of Famer autograph in my collection, and now it has a much deeper and more bittersweet nature.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and those who knew him well. The baseball world has lost an icon.