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Vintage autographed baseball
« Topic Start: December 08, 2012, 03:59:39 PM »
I have had a ball, that remains in as-new condition, for 40-ish years.  It bears only the signatures of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Nellie Fox.

A family friend and White Sox player and coach, Tony Cuccinello, obtained these for me when I was a teenager.

I have another ball that Maris and Mantle signed for for me, and regret that it is not anywhere near as pristine as this one.

Been thinking of who if any past/present living major leaguer would compliment these signatures.  The only lock that I have come up with is Derek Jeter.  Perhaps Sandy Koufax or Bob Gibson?

Any other thoughts...not like it would be a given that I could or would add to these 3.

TIA

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Re: Vintage autographed baseball
« Reply #1: December 08, 2012, 04:50:02 PM »
Mays or Frank Robinson among the living.  As for recent years, Maddux among the clean.  As for a current player, I like Mo more than Jeter.  To me, Mo is the best ever at his position.  I'm not sure Jeter was the best of his era.  Ozzie would be.

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Re: Vintage autographed baseball
« Reply #2: December 08, 2012, 04:55:21 PM »

Thanks...all good suggestions...

I forgot all about Mays...not sure how anyone could do that...  :shock:

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« Reply #3: December 08, 2012, 07:16:11 PM »
I agree with JCA: Mays. Robinson. Koufax. Mariano Rivera. Cal Ripken. Yogi Berra's still alive.

Consider how highly you esteem Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez, Nolan Ryan.

Hopefully one day Bryce Harper and Mike Trout.

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Re: Vintage autographed baseball
« Reply #4: December 08, 2012, 07:32:23 PM »
Hopefully one day Bryce Harper and Mike Trout.

Harper/Trout and Harper/Strasburg would be great. 

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Re: Vintage autographed baseball
« Reply #5: December 08, 2012, 07:55:56 PM »
Complement? As in have that player sign the ball? I wouldn't touch that ball.


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« Reply #6: December 08, 2012, 08:36:26 PM »
Me either!

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« Reply #7: December 08, 2012, 08:45:04 PM »
Me either!

Agreed.  Imagine slandering such a ball with something like a Cal Ripken autograph.  Awful to even think about.

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Re: Vintage autographed baseball
« Reply #8: December 09, 2012, 07:52:16 AM »
Complement? As in have that player sign the ball? I wouldn't touch that ball.

Thanks for this...it really is the right answer, even more so with it having been a gift...

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Re: Vintage autographed baseball
« Reply #9: December 09, 2012, 11:31:44 AM »
Agreed.  Imagine slandering such a ball with something like a Cal Ripken autograph.  Awful to even think about.

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That's because Cal is in a class by him self and deserves his own ball!  :)

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« Reply #10: December 09, 2012, 11:36:26 AM »
Actually a 'theme' ball would be ok.  Ie. 500 HR club.  3000 hit club. 

For Tom Terp:  Players who have played in 2632 consecutive games club!  ;)

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Re: Vintage autographed baseball
« Reply #11: December 09, 2012, 11:51:02 AM »
Agreed.  Imagine slandering such a ball with something like a Cal Ripken autograph.  Awful to even think about.

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Same. Get another ball to fill in with those signatures, but that one is damn near priceless.