Frank Carollo of Reno, Nevada was just a kid in 1943. He loved sports, especially Notre Dame football so it was natural that he send off to one of the school’s legendary former players for an autograph. That correspondence with Harry Stuhldreher, who returned more than just a signature, got Carollo started on a lifelong love affair with sports memorabilia.
He has a lot of things–Yankees memorabilia, including autographed baseballs, modern and vintage collectibles of all kinds related to teams and players of the past and present but he’s one of those guys who can easily get lost in a stack of vintage football programs.
He owns more than 3,000 of them, and the home he shares with his wife of nearly 60 years, is overflowing.
“He has enough to open a museum,” said Melba Carollo.
Read about his passion in the Reno Gazette-Journal.