ESPN calls it, “One of the most comprehensive Hall of Fame collections outside of Cooperstown”. There are autographs of all but three MLB Hall of Fame players who debuted since 1900 & many of the stars in the Cooperstown conversation. Jim Smiley, the man who compiled the collection over the last 30-plus years has decided to display it on When asked why he said, “There’s lots of interest in baseball autographs, especially Hall of Famers. After all the feedback from the articles and interviews it seemed like a good time to share the collection with others.”

The site has page for all members Hall of Famer present and more than 600 players in all. With many stunning stories and historical happenings, you’ll want to visit often for updates. Have a comment, suggestion, or player you’d like to see here? Chime in with your thoughts!

We hope you enjoy the collection that’s finally out of the vault and on to the Internet.


Jim Smiley and ESPN’s Michele Steele discuss the autograph collection

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