We can learn a lot from each other.
That's why I've always sought the stories of other collectors.
It's not always been easy!
Some hobbyists fear having the size of their collections revealed. Nope. I don't want to play ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. Or "Price is Right." I'd rather have an idea of the emotional value of your autographs -- not your net worth.
Nor will I ask, "How much have you spent collecting?" It's not my job to make your family faint.
I want to find collectors with unique specialties. I want to know how they set goals. Have they ever corresponded with retired players? What's the best question they get answered by mail?
Nominate a hobby hero. I'll seek them out and try to convince them to share their story.
Reach me at baseballbytheletters [at] gmail dot com. Thanks!