Several former Major League Baseball stars will be visiting the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter this summer and even if you can’t get there in person you still have a chance to get items autographed. Museum general manager Scott Havick says baseball buffs can mail in items to be autographed. Havick says the prices will vary depending upon the player.
Former New York Met Ed Kranepool will visit this Saturday and will sign items for 20 dollars each while a Paul Molitor autograph will cost 40 dollars. He says they don’t have all guests sign mail in items as they don’t have the time.
Molitor will visit the museum on July eighth. Havick says it takes a lot of work to make sure the items get signed and then returned to their owner. He says they have tables where they set out the items and he says its an art to get them all signed and sent out.
The type of items you can mail in depends upon who is visiting. He says some of the more famous athletes won’t sign bats or jerseys because they have contracts with companies that restrict what they can sign. Former San Francisco Giant Juan Marachial will visit the museum on August first.