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Friday, November 4, 2011

Thoughts on 2011 Historic Autographs Ball of Fame

When I saw the ad for Historic Autographs' Ball of Fame, I immediately thought "Wow, that's kind of cool...", then when I saw the price, I thought, "WOW that's REALLY cool!"

Initially, they were looking for something like $100.  The premise was simple:  Buy a box and inside is a signed baseball, authenticated by PSA/DNA of a Hall of Famer. 

The checklist was pretty amazing.  Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, heck, even Babe Ruth if you are lucky enough.  They also have variations of the signatures as well.  They have basic signatures, nickname inscriptions (like Cal Ripken would be inscribed 'Iron Man'), HOF inscriptions of course, and the most rare variation, the 'full name variations' (Cal Ripken would be:  Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr.), so I could get a pretty cool ball, in my mind...

I have been keeping my eye on them hoping I could get some money saved up so I could give it a shot.  I figured, worst case scenario, I get a PSA/DNA baseball of a Hall of Famer that I already own.  If that happens, I can sell it or just hold on to it, no big deal.


So, here is the video of me opening the box:



I'll post a blog on the actual ball itself hopefully tomorrow.  I want to have you be able to see it come out of the box the first time before I spill it on who is on the ball...

I will tell you that I got my 51st different Hall of Famer and it was the rarer full name variation...

3 comments:

Drew said...

Nice break dude! I definitely am considering picking one of these up myself sometime, especially if my dad opens it! Boggs isn't a bad pull, especially with the full name inscription. I bet thats pretty rare.

Michael Lees said...

That's awesome congrats.

Greg Zakwin said...

Congrats on the pickup!