Long before private signings and autograph shows, there was "George" and his pen–the one that spilled ink all over Babe Ruth.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have eased their policy of not allowing kids into the expensive seats to seek autographs. That bit of news spurred a new story for the L.A. Times.
Columnist Bill Dwyre tracked down a New York man who some 43 years ago received a unique hand-me-down gift from his father–an autograph collection built during the golden age of American sports.
The signatures are real, but there are too many good stories to let them go to the highest bidder.