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Best Autographs You Ever Got

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Write-brained, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. While reading the baseball card thread I started thinking about some of the best autographs I got as a kid, mostly hanging outside the visitor's locker room at the Vet: Nolan Ryan, Bruce Sutter, Dale Murphy.

    I once got to go inside the Phillies' locker room and was a bit surprised when a naked Kent Tekulve strolled by and volunteered to sign a program ...

    Anyone else have a cherished signature and/or experience from your childhood days, before you became a hardened sportswriter? I'd like to hear 'em. Doesn't have to be baseball ...
  2. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Autographs were never my thing, but our 30-year-old agate clerk likes to buy a bunch of minor league baseball cards off the Internet and wait outside the clubhouse to get them signed.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Re: Best Autographs You Everr Got

    Rocket Richard when I was 12. Beautiful readable autograph which I still have.

    I've never felt the need to collect another one since.
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Best Autographs You Everr Got

    Damn you're old. Did he have his own ink well, or did you have to provide one?
  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Bruce Springsteen

    Ron Guidry, Mickey Rivers, and a couple of other Yankees from those Bronx Zoo mid-70s teams.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Jones - went to his Barnes Noble appearance.
  8. I once paid $8 for Jose Canseco during his Bash Bros. Days to sign his rookie baseball card for me at a card show ... always wondered if it was really his twin brother Ozzie ...
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I know I'm old.
    I had a fountain pen.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    My grandmother used to work in the same building as owned by one Gaylord Perry. Have his autograph on a baseball ... never asked for it, but still display it. No spit, either. ;)

    I also have the back of a bank statement sheet with the autographs of Johnny Dawkins, Tommy Amaker and Quin Snyder. A day more than 20 years ago that my mother and I won't soon forget. And Dawkins didn't seem too upset about turning around to sign ... that was the one I really wanted.
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Ernie Harwell.

    Was inside old Tiger Stadium one time as a kid. Group of fans were by the Tigers' dugout, waiting for autographs. Ernie appears and a fan gives him a box of homemade chocolates, which he proceeds to start handing out to the fans that were around him, including myself.

    He signed his first book. More recently, he's appeared at a local library and I've got his other books signed then.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Did you also get the autograph of the booster giving them the money? :D
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