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Old 11-23-2017, 08:40 PM
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Nice going Mike.
Good luck to your dad.
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:05 PM
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Thank you Mike for sharing that story on Thanksgiving! Very cool. Football games have a great therapeutic effect. Prayers are with your dad. Take care.

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Old 11-23-2017, 10:06 PM
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What a great story!!!!!! Good luck to your dad!!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:31 PM
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A very cool thing to do! Thanks for sharing.
I in fact did something similar in 2008. I ran across a couple of negatives that were for sale on Ebay of factory baseball in the city where I live. One looked eerily similar to my father---the other was a team photo. I took a chance and bought them both. To my surprise and happiness, it was in fact him and he was also in the team photo as well...the negatives turned out to be from 1947....a few years before I was ever thought of.

In 2009 at age 87, I had him signed the 8X10 photo of himself and shortly thereafter, he passed away. I treasure this picture and it proudly hangs on the wall in my memorabilia room right next to other baseball items I have displayed.

I also remember the story he told me growing up and how he was so proud that he once got a single off of Eddie Feigner (King and his Court). On the very next pitch he told me how "The King" went behind his back to first base and promptly picked off my father who had just taken a lead off the bag. LOL

Someday my daughter will get it and I hope she will cherish it as well. Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:56 PM
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a very nice way to honor your father with something that obviously means a lot to you. I have a coin collection of the birthdates of my grandfathers going back to the 1700s. Most of them are low condition but similar to yours, its worth everything to me.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:58 AM
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Nice job Mike! About 25-30 years ago a dealer friend of mine told me he had his father sign a ball & suggested I do the same. Unfortunately, I never took his advice & regret it to this day (my father passed away in 1996).....
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:25 AM
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This is another reason that I'm hobby is so great! What a way to honor someone special in your life. And Steve grad and Beckett deserve a lot of praise too. I think this is phenomenal and I only wish I had one of my dad who had a very unique signature too. God bless!
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:20 PM
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Thanks y'all. One day he will walk out of that hospital.

Slcollector, really cool photo.

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Old 11-24-2017, 04:26 PM
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God bless I have a bat signed by my dad dates too . With a ton ..of family members never will part with it..
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:27 PM
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That is a great story. Best wishes for your dad to get well.
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