Who says the art of letter writing is dead? Not Robert Taylor—or the former players he writes to each week.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma collector has a lot of items but none more special than the hundreds of personal letters he’s received over the years.
Taylor is a prolific letter writer who doesn’t simply ask for autographs. He asks for a memory, a greatest thrill or some other tidbit. More than 50% of the time, the players do respond. Many are unknown except to collectors who have their baseball cards and they’re the ones who often thank Taylor for remembering them.
Most recently, he received a note from Tracy Stallard, who enjoyed a solid big league career but is best known for surrendering Roger Maris’ 61st home run in 1961.
Taylor has been writing to players since the early 1980s.
The Tulsa World stopped by to learn more about his collection and also did a sidebar on some of the notes he’s gotten.