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Friday, April 04, 2014

NYT: Kepner: Era of Squiggles

“In the ‘80s, we started to have people basically say, ‘Oh, handwriting’s not important, because in five or 10 years everything in the world will be computerized,’ ” [handwriting instructor Kate] Gladstone said. “But I don’t think we’re yet at the stage of typing our names onto baseballs.”

Kepner adduces Harmon Killebrew as a model signer of baseballs, and I happen to have one signed by him on my desk – a very legible autograph, for sure, but suspiciously similar to a dozen other 1970 Twins on the same ball.  Perhaps it was only the clubhouse boys of yore who were well-trained in cursive? :)

BDC Posted: April 04, 2014 at 09:26 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: collecting, memorabilia, twins, yankees

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   1. John M. Perkins Posted: April 04, 2014 at 12:22 PM (#4679273)
I met Killebrew at a couple of signings, and Harmon prided himself on his signature and said he always tried to get his teammates to give their best signatures to fans.
Hmm, this seems spot on:
Signature moment: Cuddy owes Killebrew for neatness

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