Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
JEe (Jason)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 8: There’s baseball, politics … and real problems
(57 - 6:20pm, Feb 08)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogStick to Sports? NEVER! The Intersectionalist Manifesto – HardballTalk
(120 - 6:20pm, Feb 08)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(311 - 6:18pm, Feb 08)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogOT: 2016 NFL Playoffs Thread
(2207 - 6:06pm, Feb 08)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-8-2016
(17 - 6:03pm, Feb 08)
Last: There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 1: Donald Trump spends $450,000 on red baseball caps in just three months
(2770 - 6:03pm, Feb 08)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogEvaluating the 2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies | FanGraphs Baseball
(2 - 6:00pm, Feb 08)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogCops: [Delmon Young] chokes, threatens to kill valet, unleashes slur-filled tirade
(39 - 5:28pm, Feb 08)
Last: Smitty*

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(70 - 5:25pm, Feb 08)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)

NewsblogSunday Notes: Seratelli’s Sayonara, Kaminsky’s Curve, Cards, ARod Managing, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(6 - 5:05pm, Feb 08)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1990 Discussion
(24 - 5:04pm, Feb 08)
Last: EricC

NewsblogLeague Ownership Compliance in League Recruiting Forum
(12 - 4:12pm, Feb 08)
Last: AROM

NewsblogSchoenfield: Top 5 Hall of Fame classes
(48 - 3:45pm, Feb 08)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogLourdes Gurriel, Yulieski Gurriel defect Cuba | MLB.com
(14 - 3:25pm, Feb 08)
Last: KJOK

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1305 - 2:34pm, Feb 08)
Last: Chokeland Bill

Page rendered in 0.1974 seconds
47 querie(s) executed