JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Dale Case is a baseball fan who started collecting autographs years ago.
A request made over 16 years ago for an autograph arrived in the mail this week, with Case receiving three autographed baseball cards from former Atlanta Braves second baseman Glenn Hubbard.
According to a post on Case’s Facebook page, Case would mail out 10 requests each month to get signatures.
“I’d pick random players that I thought might sign ... some lesser known players and some well known thinking that I might get lucky and have one returned,” Case said. “I’d keep up with when I mailed them and when I received them back and whether they were signed or unsigned. Well, these little beauties were mailed off on July 5, 2002 and I received them today."
Hubbard played for the Braves from 1978-87 and was part of a team that included Bob Horner, Dale Murphy, Rick Mahler and Bruce Benedict.