There are so many great baseball related blogs out there. I follow several dozen. Before I head off to work everyday, I enjoy a cup of coffee while trying to stay up to date with all the new posts. Perhaps my favorite blogs that I follow are Baseball By the Letters (Tom Owens) and Baseball Interactions (Juan Rosales). I collect baseball correspondence and also enjoy reading about other collector’s successes. I only wish I had more time to share my collecting stories. I’m hoping 2012 will allow me to do so. Please keep in mind that I’m a software engineer and not a writer unless it’s a software test plan or requirements document.
For the past several years, I have tried to get my son into collecting. It’s a great hobby and I’m hoping he maintains his interest as he gets older. We collect so many different type of autographs: 1962 Topps, vintage items, HOF, etc. Too many to count. Without a doubt, our favorite collection pieces are our baseball letters. Letters are so much more personal than just a signed name. There is a connection, on some level, between the player and the collector. We like knowing that the Big Leaguer took some time to reflect on his career and share it with us. We have written to hundreds of players and our collection currently stands at ~ 400 letters. From Hall of Famers to players who only enjoyed a cup of coffee in the big leagues, we enjoy all of our responses the same.
So in 2012, we hope to share our successes on our blog. We hope you follow along.
Next up: Second generation big leaguer, Hal Trosky Jr., shares his thoughts on today’s players, his favorite managers and big league memory. Is he a Broncos fan?!