Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
I decided to save the best for last when it comes to the autograph baseballs in my collection. Although the 1985 autographed baseball holds a special place in my heart because of Pete Rose passing Ty Cobb's mark of 4,191 hits on September 11, 1985, this baseball features many prominent members of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine. While the 74 Reds didn't make it to the Fall Classic, the fact that this ball is autographed during the Big Red Machine era puts it as the pinnacle of my autographed baseball collection. There are a total of 23 autographs on this baseball and the signatures I can discern are: Sparky Anderson, George Scherger, Johnny Bench, Fred Norman, Cesar Geronimo, Bill Plummer, Darrel Chaney, Phil Gagliano, Alex Grammas, Don Gullett, Denis Menke, Joe Morgan, Ross Grimsley, Ted Kluszewski, Pedro Borbon, Pete Rose, Andy Kosco, Tony Perez
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
I spent a good portion of last year piecing together the 2008 eTopps set. (You can check it out here). As 2017 begins I've started acquiring a few additional 2005 eTopps cards to add to my collection. While I'm not chasing all 112 cards that make up the set, there are a dozen cards that I would like to acquire. Here's what I recently picked up:
These six along with my 2005 eTopps Griffey leave just five more to go.