Thursday, December 9, 2010
Failure #16: Robin Yount
Robin Yount was an All-Star caliber player for twenty years - all with the same team, the Milwaukee Brewers. Earlier this week I recieved a letter return from Mr. Yount which included a beautiful Hall of Fame postcard with a reproduction of his signature, and an apology note saying he is too busy to sign personally through the mail. While both were certainly mass-produced items, they are a nice gesture.
I must admit - in spite of the fact that this is not a real autograph, it is one of the best failures I've received thus far. I appreciate that this player cares enough to send back something that shows his signature, and gives fans something for their trouble. I also appreciate that Mr. Yount does not send a price list encouraging his fans to hand over their hard earned cash for a simple signature.