Halper got it, and Vuckovich signed. "But wouldn't you know," says Halper with a laugh that makes his shoulders rattle, "he signed his first name Peter just to yank my chain a little."
Some people just don't get Halper. Sandy Koufax told him, "Barry, I have to ask you one question: Why?"
"Why what?" Halper said.
"Why would you want all this junk in your house? I lived the game, and I'm not interested in collecting memorabilia."
"I haven't lived it," said Halper. "Maybe that's the reason."