Waiting for a Sign (Volume One)


Waiting for a Sign (Volume One)

Waiting for a Sign (Volume One)
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For anyone who has ever collected an autograph, this book is a must-read. Author Kevin Keating has spent a lifetime collecting autographs from some of the biggest names in baseball. A native of Chicago, he spent much of his youth acquiring thousands of signatures from major leaguers visiting the Windy City to play against his hometown Cubs or White Sox. By the time he graduated from high school, he had amassed more than 10,000 scrawls.

One of Keating’s favorite venues to acquire signatures was at The Executive House hotel (now the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront) where the visiting teams stayed. He also wrote to retired players through the mail, always remembering to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Waiting for a Sign chronicles Keating’s personal journey through decades of encounters and correspondence with some of the sport’s most important and colorful personalities. In Volume One, Keating describes memorable meetings, near misses, and relationships with legends like Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Rod Carew, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and many more.

In every chapter, Keating takes the reader with him to meet his heroes as they reveal their character and personalities to this superfan through autograph encounters. In so doing, he also reveals the magical appeal of autograph collecting as a personal connection between the collector and the collected. Whether you are a serious autograph collector or just a sports fan hoping to get a behind-the-scenes look, this book delivers at every turn.

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