As a young lad, I would write to current and former ballplayers in search of their signature. I religiously did this for weeks, but my interest soon waned as a year passed. Over that time, I received a bunch of autographs through the mail and focused most of my endeavors on getting ballplayers to sign a 3x5 card. For whatever reason, I found that to be more desirable than a baseball card. Heck, it might have more to do with the fact that most of the folks I wrote to didn't have cards that I had easy access to.
Anyway, as time went bye I put my autographed cards away, but would pick up an autographed index card at a show or on auction from time to time. Below, is an index card I purchased in a large lot that really stuck out to me and I wanted to share it today. See it below.
Bob Hall wasn't a Hall of Famer- far from it. He spent only 3 years in the Major Leagues. Of course, none of that matters since it is clear to me that he was a better man. Check out what he wrote above.
Be kind and considerate to others- no matter what their race- Give of yourself; you'll be repaid many times over in many wonderful waysThat sounds like excellent advice.
Unfortunately, Bob Hall would die in Florida in 1983. A drunk driver killed him as he was working at a construction site. Sometimes life is filled with horrible ironies. Still, I hope this post is a reminder of how wonderful Bob Hall really appeared to be.
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