In 1981 the landscape for the baseball card hobby was changed forever with the release of the 1981 Topps Traded Baseball card set.
For a select few, professional careers have been between the lines and at the line. Here’s who have done it and their success rates, including a couple of others who deserve mention among the normally discussed dozen who have done the deed.
In response from a TJ Schwartz column on getting some of his first autographs, readers have shared their own stories, which range from Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle to Danny Ainge and even Ronald McDonald. Feel free to share some of your own.