My Visits to Cooperstown

I have decided to scan those items that I was able to have signed in-person while visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I had been meaning to add the Cooperstown page for some time, I have made it to two induction weekends. What fun it was talking to all the other collectors and I must say that everyone in Cooperstown was so friendly. I think of it as a slice of Mayberry. I hope to go back soon. Now unfortunately, the HOF'ers that signed for me all charged a fee or I should say that the shop dealers all charged a fee. Its possible for children to get free signatures, the HOF offers free signings for kids during induction weekend. Also, from other collectors that I have talked to at Cooperstown its sometimes possible to run across HOF'ers on the street and have them sign but I was never that lucky.

Often times the HOF'ers that I encountered often drove up to the shops or some (Reggie Jackson for example) had limousines.

Lou Brock, Steve Carlton, Larry Doby

Bob Feller, Rollie Fingers, Frank Robinson

Reggie Jackson, Fergie Jenkins, George Kell

Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner, Juan Marichal

Eddie Mathews, Bill Mazeroski, Hal Newhouser

Gaylord Perry, Phil Rizzuto, Brooks Robinson

Mike Schmidt, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter

Ozzie Smith, Earl Weaver, Billy Williams

Other in-person signings at Cooperstown

Pete Rose, Buck O'Neil, "Double Duty" Ratcliff

Don Larsen, Bill Skowron, Johnny Sain