Sunday, May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019 Final Chapter......My Friend Ray Peters Passes

My good friend Ray Peters passed away on May 4th from an illness. As anyone who has sent him a TTM request would agree, he was a gracious signer and was great to collectors. That was how I came to know him, through a TTM request in 2008. We corresponded through the years as I made him many custom cards, the last of which came back signed the week he passed. Over the last few years, I was involved with Ray and Keith Olbermann as Ray was tracking down former teammates and opponents. Ray would find them, we'd make the cards for them.

I think Keith summed everything up......

I will miss his e mails at midnight.........


  1. I am in the same position as you, Bob. I will miss his lengthy emails diving into the minutiae of an event from 1970 and where everyone is these days and how they are doing. I will miss his laughter coming through every word, as was often the case when I spoke to him on the phone the couple of times I did that. And, I will miss his stories about his former teammates that he shared liberally but always in a way that was respectful to everyone.

    He will definitely be missed.

  2. Hi Tony,

    Is that your blog offhiatusbaseball? I just read the tribute to Ray....beautiful, just beautiful.