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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Mick

As I mentioned earlier in my blog, one of the baseball related items I collect is autographed baseballs. The main focus of my signed baseballs has been members of the Hall of Fame, but I also have some non-Hall of Fame items in my collection. Here is one of my favorite.
I obtained this autograph in the late 1980s at an autograph show at one of the casinos in Atlantic City (I was about 13 years old when I got this and cannot remember which casino, but I believe it was one of the Trump ones). The great Mickey Mantle was there, along with Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, and a cast of other legends of the diamond. I remember waiting in line a long time to get Mickey's and Whitey's autograph.
I kept this ball in an acrylic cube for the longest time. Recently, with the blessing of my wife, I have upgraded to nice cherry wood finished wooden cabinets with UV glass. This ball rests with the other legends in one of these cabinets.

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