Celebrating the Fan Experience Part 2, Collecting Autographs
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Guest: Tom Tomae
At some point all of us have tried to get an autograph from a player. Self professed “autograph enthusiast” Tom Tomae takes us inside the sub-cultures within the autograph collecting world, the time Bernie Williams called security, trying to get David Wright’s signature, and a few tips for people who are hunting for autographs.
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- The connection to childhood and why Tom continues to collect autographs 0:42 – 2:00
- The three subgroups in the autograph collecting universe 2:05 – 4:58
- When Tom’s favorite player Bernie Williams called security on him 4:59 – 8:29
- Tom paying to get Bernie’s autograph and the boom box playing Bernie’s music 8:30 – 9:55
- The World Baseball Classic and even though David Wright dissed him he still likes him 10:17 – 11:50
- Tom’s advice for would be autograph seekers 11:50 – 14:24
- Fans helping each other out – The End 14:39 – The End
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