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thenavarro 11-23-2017 04:00 PM

My dad signed baseball
 
Got a piece that means more to me than my Babe Ruths, Thomas Jeffersons, Cobbs, etc

On June 26, my dad suffered a heart attack. It's been an incredibly rough road for him since then. He has coded twice, has kidney failure as well, but he continues to fight. He is still hospitalized and has bad days and some days that are better than others. I go up to his room and watch football games with him. Sometimes he knows what is going on and sometimes he doesn't. During one of his lucid days a few weeks back, I had him sign a baseball for me. I had asked Steve Grad before I had it done if he'd encapsulate it for me to match the rest of my signed ball collection. Steve hooked me up, comped it out, and I picked it up yesterday from Beckett. (I work about a mile from them, and before the TPA bashers start in about how can they authenticate that, I took photos while at the hospital)

Jessie Navarro, Gem Mint Dad


http://i63.tinypic.com/33c6u75.jpg

LuckyLuke 11-23-2017 04:18 PM

When you put everything in perspective and ask the question, "who are our heroes and role models in our lives", i think that the answer should be obvious to most of us! The obvious however is not always easy to see!!

You have inspired me to have my mom sign a baseball for me, she is also in ill health and her days are numbered!! Will also have my dad sign one! They can sit right beside my Ruth, Gehrig, Cobb, Wagner, etc..

Thank you for the life lesson, it is very much appreciated!!

Lucky.

LuckyLuke 11-23-2017 04:24 PM

Follow up question to my last post, just because i don't seek autographs from today's ball players. The best writing utensil to use would be a Sharpie FINE pen? Doesn't the marker bleed over time?

Thank you.

thenavarro 11-23-2017 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuckyLuke (Post 1723262)
Follow up question to my last post, just because i don't seek autographs from today's ball players. The best writing utensil to use would be a Sharpie FINE pen? Doesn't the marker bleed over time?

Thank you.

Implement of choice would be a cheap bic blue ballpoint. However, my dad can't put the necessary pressure on a ballpoint to make a sig. Therefore, i had him use a brand new sharpie.

LuckyLuke 11-23-2017 04:31 PM

Thank you!!

Bpm0014 11-23-2017 06:09 PM

Awesome!

yanksfan09 11-23-2017 06:49 PM

Nice

Klrdds 11-23-2017 07:14 PM

Mike I had my dad do the same thing for me about 10 years ago and I have it mounted in a plastic ball cube on a stand with a baseball card of him we got at a fan fest together . It means the world to me especially since he passed away last year .
I hope your dad continues to fight and gets better soon !
PS I have had my younger son sign and inscribe his home run baseballs ( only the ones that go out over the fence ) for me also .

thetruthisoutthere 11-23-2017 07:19 PM

Kudos to BAS for the accommodation.

Bestdj777 11-23-2017 07:59 PM

That's phenomenal. Congrats on the awesome father and the great addition to your collection. One of my treasures pieces is a card my grandfather found, carried around in his wallet, and then gifted me. The rest of my stuff is replaceable but those memories are pricessless.

Love the encapsulation too.


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