I really don't know why, but I've always wanted an autograph of Hall of Famer, James "Cool Papa" Bell. I mean I very half-assedly collect signed HOF postcards, but I think that it stems back to my first visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when I was a kid. I'm guessing that the nickname Cool Papa, on top of some of the stories about his legendary speed, probably were the reason. My favorite story was always the one about how he could turn off a light and be across the room in bed before it got dark.
Even though he passed away in 1991, autographs of Bell are widely available, for a price of course. Knowing that there were so many signatures of his out there, I decided to bide my time and try to find the one for the right price. And here it is!