It was the modern era hobby heyday. Every kid collected baseball cards--or so it seemed. A lot of them sent them away for autographs. Some came back...some didn't.
Jeremy Telford was one of those kids, growing up with a fellow card freak in Ruston, La.
In 1991, a stamp was 29 cents.
We know that because the young Jeremy's TTM (through the mail) autograph request was just returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope his young fingers included with an Upper Deck Kevin Reimer card...20 years ago.
Thanks to a woman who tracked him down, he's got another card for his collection. Better late than never--and worth reading about here.