A Little Autograph Help Is Needed

For a long time now I have been getting autographs on various baseball bats while attending shows and other events.  This morning I decided to sit down and make a list of every autograph on each bat just to have some kind of a record.  I probably should have done this while getting the autographs but never did.  I came across one autograph that I cannot identify.  Maybe you can help.  Here is a picture:


I went through 35 different signatures and this is the only one I can’t remember.  Anyone have any ideas who the mystery autograph might be?

Here is a list of all the autographs I have on my bats:

  • Tom McCarthy
  • Milt Thompson
  • Dickie Noles
  • Frank Howard x2
  • Bobby Shantz
  • Harry Kalas
  • Dick Allen
  • Gene Garber x2
  • Brooks Robinson
  • Jay Johnstone
  • Clete Boyer
  • Mickey Morandini x2
  • Bob Feller x2
  • Willie Fordham
  • Bill Mazeroski
  • Pat Zachry
  • Mike Hargrove x2
  • Pete Rose
  • Lou Marson
  • Lee May
  • Johnny Bench
  • Todd Pratt
  • Andre Thornton
  • Greg Luzinski
  • George Scott
  • Roger Craig
  • Sal Bando
  • Tom Herr
  • J.A. Happ
  • Kyle Kendrick
  • Ken Griffey Sr
  • Chuck McElroy
  • Stan Bahnsen
  • Marty Bystrom
  • Darren Daulton
  • Chris Coste


Its Chris Coste!!!!!!!!

Getting The Best Autograph


Its 2:00 p.m. and your standing in line at your favorite card show waiting to get an autograph.  Your fingers are tired from ripping wax, and your stomach is full with what you hope was a lukewarm hot dog you ate for lunch.  The last decision that you have to make for the day is what do you want the athlete to sign your item with.  What an athlete signs your item with can really affect the way the signature turns out.  Here is a list of common items that collectors get autographed and what type of writing instrument works best for that item.

  •  Baseball = Ballpoint pen
  • Football = Sharpie Marker
  • Basketball = Sharpie Marker
  • Hockey Puck = Sharpie Marker
  • Golf Ball = Sharpie Marker
  • Photograph = Sharpie Marker
  • Baseball Bat = Sharpie Marker
  • Sports Card = Sharpie Marker
  • Hat = Sharpie Marker
  • Jersey/Pants = Sharpie Marker
  • Helmets = Sharpie Marker
  • Index Cards = Ballpoint pen or Sharpie Marker
  • Pennants = Sharpie Marker
  • Shoes = Sharpie Marker
  • Poster = Sharpie Marker
  • Tickets = Sharpie Marker
  • Bobblehead = Sharpie Marker
  • Glove = Sharpie Marker

I guess you can see why Sharpie has a display at the National Sports Collectors Convention every year.