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’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Recently Retired Hall Of Fame Signed Baseballs On My Want List’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Recently Retired Hall Of Fame Signed Baseballs On My Want List’

If you missed my last list, I showed off the ‘Top Ten’ baseballs I would like from players that are in the Hall of Fame.  If you want to re-visit that post, you can do so by clicking here.

For this round, I will show you the ‘Top Ten’ guys in the recently retired list that I would like to go after as well.  And while I plan on waiting to attack until I can get the HOF inscription, I am still eager to go after these guys.

And while some of these players may not get into Cooperstown unless they buy a ticket, they will all (hopefully) make an appearance in my signed baseball collection!!

So, here we go….

Honorable Mentions – Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, Trevor Hoffman, Andy Pettitte, Rafael Palmeiro, Manny Ramirez, and Curt Schilling.

10 – Mike Lowell

9 – Barry Larkin

8 – Roger Clemens

7 – Tom Glavine

6 – Randy Johnson

5 – Craig Biggio

4 – John Smoltz

3 – Frank Thomas

2 – Ken Griffey Jr.

1 – Greg Maddux

Nice list, huh?

I snuck in a few guys like Lowell and Schilling.  And while I don’t belive that either will be highly considered for membership at the Hall of Fame, I do really like them and respect their careers.

Next up – the ‘Top Ten Signed Baseballs I Would Like Of Active Players’.

Stay tuned and thanks for reading!!!

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Hall Of Fame Signed Baseballs On My Want List’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Hall Of Fame Signed Baseballs On My Want List’

I collect signed baseballs.  Currently my collections sits comfortably at 53, and I have a few more in the works that will get me 2-3 more within the next 30-45 days.  I hope that by the end of the year I will have hit or surpassed the 60-mark.

So, I thought it would be fun to do a few posts in my ‘Top Ten’ series that related to the balls that I would like to add.

This is the first post of the series, and I think I can get two more out for your reading pleasure over the next couple of weeks.

So, while I know that I would love to add signed baseballs of some of the most famous Hall of Famers in the history of the sport, I am also a realist.  At the same time, I am also somewhat of a thrifty collector so I don’t have my heart set on adding balls to my collection that would cost me a few Benjamin Franklins.  Instead, I opt to crave the guys that I love.

With all of that being said, you will not find Ty Cobb, or Babe Ruth or Cy Young on this list.  Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Yogi Berra don’t make the cut either.

So, here we go.  These are the Hall of Famers that I want.  And the ones that I can most likely afford….

Honorable mention – Carlton Fisk, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Jim Rice, Al Kaline, Bruce Sutter, and Lou Brock.

10B – Mike Schmidt.

10A- Dennis Eckersley.

9 – Eddie Murray.

8 – Tom Seaver.

7 – Wade Boggs.

6 – Tony Gwynn.

5 – Rod Carew.

4 – Rickey Henderson.

3 – Willie McCovey.

2 – Cal Rikpen Jr.

1 – Nolan Ryan.

There you have it.

10 11 guys that I would love to add to my collection.  And with a little luck and a Andrew Jacksons by my side I am hoping that some of these can become a reality sometime in the near future.