The concern over the spread of COVID19 now has gained an unfortunate, but legitimate foothold in the sports collecting realm.

An article on the 12up website has reported that the New York Yankees players, coaches, and manager had a discussion regarding fan contact during the COVID19 scare. As a result, the Yankees recommended that players, at least for now, stop signing autographs for fans at the ballpark due to concerns about transmitting and/or contracting the disease. Apparently, many people on the Yankees plan to take that advice and stop avoiding autograph signing in person, although others will keep signing for fans at games, with Luke Voit so far being the most vocal in declaring that he's still on board with signing for fans in-person.

Dave Miedema