Autograph Collection

I collected autographs as a kid. I loved meeting the players if only for a few seconds while they signed. I also requested autographs through the mail in the mid-1980’s. Spent a day at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, FL in the early 80’s and got several autographs including Sandy Koufax.

I have very few autographs left from childhood. None of them are worth anything, but I don’t collect them to make money. I collect them to collect them.

I only collect through the mail or in person of modern players. I will buy autos of retired and deceased players. I am not interested in the modern fad of finding “certified” autos in packs of cards. The only exception to this is Dodgers autos towards the goal of having one copy of every Dodgers card.

  1. Joe DiMaggio on a sheet of paper. In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  2. Carl Erskine on a sheet of paper. In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  3. Hank Aaron on a sheet of paper. In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  4. Tony Oliva on a sheet of paper. In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  5. Whitey Ford on a sheet of paper. In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  6. Minnie Minosa on a sheet of paper. In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  7. Jim Piersall on a sheet of paper. In person. 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  8. Enos Slaughter on a sheet of paper. In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  9. Bill “Moose” Skowron on a sheet of paper. In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  10. Enos Slaughter on a baseball, In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  11. Bill “Moose” Skowron on a baseball, In person, 1984, Indianapolis, IN.
  12. Carl Erskine on a baseball. In person, 1984, Anderson, IN.
  13. Scott Earl on a baseball. In person, 1985, North Vernon, IN.
  14. Carl Erskine on 1987 HyGrade #NNO. Through the mail, 2018.
  15. Carl Erskine on 1991 1953 Topps Archives #308. Through the mail, 2018.
  16. Carl Erskine, with personal note on back of envelope. Through the mail, 2018.
  17. Cliff Darringer (Early 20th Century player) on cancelled check from 1969. .Obtained 2018.
  18. Pat Neshek on 2018 Topps Heritage #200. Obtained through the mail.
  19. Joel Guzman (Dodgers) on 2004 Bowman #BDP139 SN 34/53.
  20. Blake Snell on 2017 Topps Heritage #601. Obtained through the mail.
  21. Eric Karros (Dodgers) on 1993 Stadium Club #8. Purchased on ebay, 2018.
  22. Shea Spitzbarth (Dodgers) on 2018 Bowman Certified Auto #PA-SS
  23. Alex Verdugo (Dodgers) on 2018 Gypsy Queen Certified Auto #GQA-AV
  24. Andrew Toles (Dodgers) on 2018 Gypsy Queen Certified Auto #GQA-AT
  25. Andrew Toles (Dodgers) on 2018 Gypsy Queen Indigo Certified Auto #GQA-AT
  26. Doug Rau on 1977 Topps #421 Obtained through the mail.
  27. Doug Rau on 1978 Topps #641 Obtained through the mail.
  28. Doug Rau on 1980 Topps #527 Obtained through the mail.
  29. Doug Rau on 1978 Dodgers ticket stub from game he pitched and won.
  30. Pat Neshek on 2018 Topps Heritage #200. Obtained through the mail.
  31. Pat Neshek on 2014 Topps Update #US192. Obtained through the mail.

The following are on the sheet of paper mentioned above. I obtained these signatures outside the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis in 1984 after an All Time All Star game held there.
Joe DiMaggio
Carl Erskine
Hank Aaron
Tony Oliva
Whitey Ford
Minnie Minoso
Jim Piersall
Bill “Moose” Skowron
Enos Slaughter