Friday, November 9, 2007

Somewhere there WAS a line

This summer I met Art Donovan at an autograph session in a Canton area mall. For $30 (or whatever it was), he signed a 1952 Dallas Texans helmet. He was awesome. He told stories about that team, playing their game in Akron, and was really engaging.

Last week he canceled his appearance at a CSA Show in Chantilly, VA due to health concerns. This week CSA's website (www.csashows.com) is explaining to people how they've gone to Art's hospital room so he can sign memorabilia!

What? The man, who has given so much to football, has to be bothered by a memorabilia hound on his bedside with a poster, photo, mini helmet and a black sharpie? Imagine walking through the hospital with a box of mini-helmets and a sharpie as you pass families praying their loved ones aren't leaving this Earth.

Hopefully Art is doing fine and he's just in the hospital for a few days. Maybe CSA could spend more time praying for Art and his family, and less time trying to squeeze every autograph they can out this great man. I think they crossed a line.

4 comments:

Troy said...

Pathetic!
I wish I had a long rant to post this time but I can't think of person in sports that I would bother in the hospital for an autograph! This is sickening to me!

Thud the Clown said...

Guys, I totally agree!! What do you call a society that consist of individuals that can't see past their own WANTS? Let the man rest. I know a collector that actually went to Jagr's house (sorry for the hockey reference, but...) to get some of his sod...
wtf?

Troy said...

I bet if they put some of his sod on a baseball card it would sell!

JRJ said...

There it is! The new Topps $50 pack of cards... they'll call it the "Personal Relics" collection. Just think, baseball cards could have:
- piece of Babe Ruth's house
- part of Ty Cobb's tombstone

And entertainment cards could have:
- piece of Michael Moore's soul
- piece of Michael Jackson's nose