Private signings aren’t limited to pro athletes.
An Alabama autograph dealer was used to working with retired athletes, but decided to take a chance that a former college ballplayer who went on to a slightly different occupation might be willing to do a private signing.
That was over 13 years ago. Since then, Patrick Van Tiem has been a guest of former President George H.W. Bush on a few occasions. The former Chief Executive agreed to private signings with Van Tiem’s Legends of History, with his take going to charity.