Signed Baseball #100 Of My Collection Is My GREATEST ONE YET!!! You’ve Got To See This!!!
My signed baseball collection is one of my great joys. I have put a lot of time and effort into crafting a collection of balls that mirrors my collection of baseball cards. For the most part, that means going after signed baseballs of players that either helped shape my love of the sport as a kid or are responsible for the great history of the game.
The 100th signed ball in my collection has been signed by the great, Hank Aaron.
I have been on a quest to add an Aaron ball to my collection for more than half of a year. As a matter of fact, I had Ebay gift cards from both Father’s Day and Christmas that helped pay for the ball.
And here it is:
Signed perfectly in Blue, and right on the sweet spot, I was very picky as to the one that I wanted to purchase.
If you know anything about Hank Aaron’s autograph, there are quite a few variations out there. In the early part of his career through the 1980′s, Aaron offered a smaller and more artsy signature. Since then, his autograph has gotten larger, loopier, and more spread out.
The ball that I picked up is kind of in between the two – not as neat and clean as the early stuff and not nearly as large and spaced out as the very recent ones.
My ball came with a COA from Steiner Sports - and for me, that was a must. There was no way that I was going to make this kind of investment and not have a certificate of authenticity from the company that Aaron is associated with.
For me, this is the best baseball in my collection. It will go on the top row of my display, and will be featured in spot #1.