Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Collection: A Bob Hall 3x5 autograph

I've wanted to share this for quite awhile- even though it has nothing to do with the Dodgers.

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 ways
That 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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