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The Press Box

Expensive and bargain autographs

The price of meeting athletes and other celebrities has risen significantly, though bargains can be found. You can also still get autographs for close to free.

A 1968 photo of this writer with longtime NFL coach and former player Dan Reeves survived being taped to a bedroom wall for years and stuffed in a box. Most encounters with athletes, including events at a business like this one, back then were free. [Shay photo]

When I was a kid, it was a thrill to meet professional athletes. I’ve kept a few reminders of those meetings, from a photo with longtime NFL coach Dan Reeves to signatures on index cards and paper scraps of Hall of Fame boxer Curtis Cokes, Hall of…

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