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
BarrysLazyBoy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRanking baseball's greatest dynasties - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
(116 - 5:12pm, Jan 28)
Last: Tony S

NewsblogBring Back Selig - New Commissioner Manfred is a Moron - Halos Heaven
(430 - 5:10pm, Jan 28)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(3937 - 5:06pm, Jan 28)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1545 - 5:03pm, Jan 28)
Last: Famous Original Joe C

NewsblogHistory hurts Shields' chances at landing a big contract | FOX Sports
(22 - 4:57pm, Jan 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOrioles Do Something, Add Lottery Ticket in Travis Snider | FanGraphs Baseball
(13 - 4:54pm, Jan 28)
Last: Belfry Bob

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(11701 - 4:52pm, Jan 28)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(346 - 4:51pm, Jan 28)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogIN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS: #14 — Brian Sabean
(52 - 4:42pm, Jan 28)
Last: alilisd

NewsblogProspect Watch: Top 10 third basemen | MLB.com
(2 - 4:31pm, Jan 28)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(452 - 4:07pm, Jan 28)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogKen Rosenthal on Twitter: Nationals sign free-agent reliever Casey Janssen
(4 - 3:55pm, Jan 28)
Last: Dan Lee is some pumkins

NewsblogYanks to contest 'milestone HR'
(54 - 3:50pm, Jan 28)
Last: Ziggy

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-28-2015
(7 - 3:04pm, Jan 28)
Last: JustDan

NewsblogWhere will Moncada land among Major suitors? | MLB.com
(1 - 1:37pm, Jan 28)
Last: Arbitol Dijaler

Page rendered in 0.1524 seconds
48 querie(s) executed