|Killebrew and Cuddyer (Photo: Michael Cuddyer)|
The first things that came to Cuddyer's mind was how Killebrew impacted his signature on memorabilia for fans. Cuddy answered back to me by saying, "He is the sole reason you can read my autograph." He went on to explain the story by saying he did a signing with Harmon and Killebrew made him clean up his signature or he was going to stop signing.
Compare the two signatures below to see how much Cuddyer's signature has changed from earlier in his career.
|Rookie Year Signature for Cuddyer|
|Cuddyer's Signature after being influenced by Killebrew.|
The first time I received an autograph from Mr. Killebrew he told me a story about the pen he brought for the event. He held a special pen that he claimed was perfect for signing autographs. He took his time signing that ball and it will always be special to me.
Here's a look at the smooth signature of Harmon Killebrew.
Peace be with you and your family, Mr. Killebrew. It has been a blessing to be a fan of yours during my lifetime.