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FRANK'S BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHS BY MAIL

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GUIDELINES FOR COLLECTING AUTOGRAPHS THROUGH THE MAIL.

1.- WRITE A BRIEF BUT SINCERE NOTE POLITELY ASKING FOR THE ATHLETES AUTOGRAPH. WORDS SUCH AS "PLEASE" AND "THANK YOU" CAN GO A LONG WAY AS TO WHETHER AN ATHLETE SIGNS FOR YOU OR NOT.

2.- I ALWAYS LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF ITEMS TO BE SIGNED TO 2. EXCESSIVE REQUESTS TO ME ARE IN POOR TASTE AND LESSEN YOUR CHANCE FOR A SUCCESS.

3.- ALWAYS MAIL ITEMS THAT YOU DON'T MIND PARTING WITH. SOME ATHLETES DO NOT HONOR AUTOGRAPH REQUESTS THROUGH THE MAIL OR ARE SPORADIC SIGNERS.

4.- ALWAYS INCLUDE A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE (SASE) LARGE ENOUGH TO CONTAIN THE ITEMS TO BE RETURNED TO YOU WITH SUFFICIENT POSTAGE.

5.- ON YOUR SASE, I ALWAYS PUT MY ADDRESS IN THE RETURN ADDRESS SPOT. THIS HELPS WITH REQUESTS THAT HAVE BEEN OUT A LONG TIME IN WHICH TIME POSTAL RATES MY HAVE INCREASED IN ENSURING YOU MAY HAVE YOUR ITEMS RETURNED.

6.- MAIL YOUR ITEMS AND BE PATIENT. WHEN MAILING YOUR ITEMS TO AN ATHLETE EITHER IN C/O THEIR TEAM OR HOME ADDRESS, SOME ARE SIGNED QUICKLY WHILE OTHERS MAY TAKE A YEAR OR LONGER.

7.- HAVE FUN. REMEMBER NOT ALL ATHLETES SIGN AUTOGRAPHS SO EVERY SUCCESS SHOULD BE MET WITH ENJOYMENT.

8.- ADDRESS LISTS. NO COLLECTOR CAN BE WITHOUT ONE OF THE HOME ADDRESS LISTS PRODUCED. BELOW ARE THE ONES I USE AND HOW TO OBTAIN THEM.

SPORTSCOLLECTORS.NET- JAY RUNS THE BEST COMMUNITY ON THE WEB FOR AUTOGRAPH COLLECTORS.

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HARVEY MEISELMAN'S ADDRESS LISTS. GREAT HOME ADDRESS LISTS FROM ALL SPORTS.

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JACK SMALLING'S BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTORS HANDBOOK. GOOD HOME ADDRESS LIST OF CURRENT AND RETIRED BASEBALL PLAYERS. JACK'S BOOK CAN BE ORDERED

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C.J. APONTE'S LISTS. GREAT LISTS FOR FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, ETC. ORDER C.J.'S LISTS

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