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Reply Aubrey Neal
9:28 AM on April 13, 2012 
Ed Neal was my grandfather, and even though i never got to meet him i know he was a great man. It was so wonderful to put his name on google and see my grandmas picture come up and his football card and all these facts and articles and pictures on him. Its hard to see that everyone seemed to know and love him but i never got to meet him, but i am still so glad i found this website i found out that Don Doll said he was one of the roughest, hardest-hitting players who he played against.. Now i know where i get it from..(:
And sadly Don Doll has already passed in 2010 i would have loved to meet him and ask him was my grandfather was like, it would have been nice to get hear things from one of his friend or someone who knew him really well. My dad tells me stories about him and i love them and thats what made me look up more research about him. Once again i want to say im glad i found this website, it was very helpful..
Reply Holly Zimmerman-Kight
2:18 AM on March 23, 2012 
Leroy Zimmerman was my Grandfather. So exciting to see the memorabilia folks put on the web for his family to see! We loved him and I can always remember asking a million questions about all the stuff on his "wall"!! Thank you so wonderful to see old photos of him where he looks just like my brother:):)
Thank you,
Holly Zimmerman-Kight
Reply J9e Biscaha
6:18 PM on February 1, 2012 
$5, are you kidding? Since I'm not yet gone do I get 10% on any sales on my autographs?
This is a great idea, I hope that its helping you thru the economic downturn.

Joe Biscaha, ('59 Giants $5 + Boston Patriots $2.50 )
Reply morevintagefootballautographs2
10:11 PM on November 30, 2011 
Stephen Black says...
We have started a nonprofit "Friends of NAS Ottumwa" to restore the former Navy Base Headquarters and create a museum. Bob Steuber played ball there at one point. I'm looking for images and other useful items for the creation of displays. Can you help?


I may have some things. I'll take a look and get back with you.
Reply Stephen Black
5:56 PM on November 30, 2011 
We have started a nonprofit "Friends of NAS Ottumwa" to restore the former Navy Base Headquarters and create a museum. Bob Steuber played ball there at one point. I'm looking for images and other useful items for the creation of displays. Can you help?
Reply morevintagefootballautographs2
3:13 PM on August 29, 2009 
Having stumbled upon your site while checking my Dad's [Bones Weatherly] web listings today, I was wondering if you would like some more to add to his bio and photos? I am not all that schooled in computer work, but thank you so-o-o-ooooooo much for adding Dad to your site, he would have been tickled (embarrassed, he was shy, but still tickled!). I live in Scotland now; Dad lived with us in Dallas, Texas until he died. A note: he actually played for the Bears in 1955 as well, he returned then when he broke his leg, he offered to Halas to let him out of his contract as he knew he would not make another game that season (and indeed, ever). He was apparently fearsomely punishing on the field and a real gentle soul in Real Life! He died two days after his 76th birthday from cerebellar degeneration as a result of all the hard hits he took as a middle linebacker...oh those leather helmets. He was from a long line of Texas natives, he was 5th generation and I am 6th, the nephews are 7th...and we have a wonderful family cemetery at Cold Springs, by Nacogdoches. Dad is buried next to his parents in Cuero, where he was raised and where his career began.
Tons more if you wish,
Very Best,
Cheryl Weatherly Binnie
Reply morevintagefootballautographs2
11:00 AM on February 22, 2009 
Hi Mel,

Just returned from exhibiting in San Francisco this past weekend to find
your nice note.

Thanks much for the link -- very nice of you. I was intrigued to learn
that Richard Laade had been your mentor. I never met him. His family
offered his collection to a Chicago area dealer, who wouldn't have known
what to do with it -- so he in turn referred the family to us. I always
wished that RL had sent the vast number of people he wrote to something
more interesting to sign -- his collection could have been worth many,
many times its worth -- but it was what it was, and we were pleased to
acquire such a vast array of names. Many, as you know, are rather
obscure (no matter what field: sports, film, music, etc.), but that just
made it more appealing to us. We quickly came to terms with his family,
and have been slowly cataloguing and selling them ever since. We've sold
thousands, but still have many thousands awaiting cataloguing.

Did you know RL well? Ever meet him in person?

Best,

Bill Butts

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts
206 N. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
(815)777-3749
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Reply morevintagefootballautographs2
10:57 AM on February 22, 2009 
Mr. Bashore:

Thank you for the link. You have a very unique and resourceful site.
If you ever need a scan of an autograph please let me know. I usually
do not send out a ton of them as I've had some problems with forgers
copying them in the past. The one great thing about collecting
vintage autographs is that there are very few forgeries out there
compared to baseball.

Best wishes,

Richard Albersheim


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