I'm finding out very quickly that I am even worse with time management than I had previously suspected.
This the first time (so far) that I have gone more than a week without a post, not that I would expect anyone to have noticed. Between feeling like a hot mess off and on for almost two weeks now and trying to balance time amongst some of my recent other interests, this blog has been the odd man/thing (not to be confused with Man-Thing) out.
So to help me get back into the blogging groove, this will just be a one item post.
Bob Cousy has been someone that I have wanted an autograph from for a while now, and a couple of months ago I was able to get one in the form of this cancelled check:
And in case anybody cares to see the back:
Even though I'm getting better at being willing to spend a little more for stuff that I really want, I'm still somewhat of a cheapskate. And because of this cheapness, I didn't buy any of the on-card autographs of Mr. Cousy that just a couple of years ago could be had for under $20. Most of those cards now sell for multiple times that, so for the moment this was the most affordable option.
Bob Cousy signed checks are fairly common on eBay, so for someone that is interested, you have a lot to choose from. I chose this particular one because of the year, and because he signed his full name, which is something he wouldn't do on a card. This particular example from "The Houdini of the Hardwood", with free shipping, was under $10.
This one of those times where I'm assuming that everyone knows who Bob Cousy is (hence the lack of any biographical information), although I know that I'm probably wrong in my assumption. For a guy that has accomplished so much during his playing days, and especially after retirement where he has seemingly done multiple lifetime's worth of activities, it seems like anything other than a full bio would be an insult. I would encourage anyone who is unfamiliar with Bob Cousy to at least go read his Wikipedia page, even though it is somewhat lacking, most notably in regards to his involvement in the civil rights movement.
Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.