I'm not sure what age has to do with it but I like to meet players and I do like to display White Sox memorabilia in my bar. Most people enjoy meeting players; look at the huge sports memorabilia industry. I won't wait in long lines like Soxfest to get an autograph but if I have a special opportunity I will take advantage of it.
To each its own.
I think this something new and unexpected that the Sox are doing for their customer base. I will renew either way but I know many STH's who are on the fence and the more you do to appreciate your customers the better your chance of retaining them.
"Call your sons! Call your daughters! Call your friends! Call your neighbors! Mark Buehrle has a perfect game going into the ninth!"