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Old 07-24-2020, 03:36 PM
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Hi everyone.
I realized there a million of these floating around the hobby, but I was pretty excited about recently adding Sammy Sosa to my ball (thanks to Tom Orr at Atomic Sports). I started this ball with Harmon Killebrew in 1989 and completed first 11 members in 1992 with Schmidt. Then school intervened, and I did not pick it back up until 2014, when my son became interested.

Barry Bonds is the only player left. As you can see I had to work around some of the sloppily placed signatures. Although I initially thought the home run totals would be cool, they take up space. I suppose that is what we call "character."

Thanks for the look guys!!
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Old 07-24-2020, 03:37 PM
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Old 07-24-2020, 03:40 PM
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:15 PM
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Nice Ball!

Where will Bonds go? Looks like the only possible spot is above Schmidt. And fortunately, he has a very small sig!
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Nice ball!

Who signed under Jim Thome; Rafael Palmeiro?

I also don't see Manny Ramirez on it.

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Old 07-24-2020, 04:44 PM
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You read my mind - I was thinking of putting Bonds above Schmidt. Good catch.

Steve, if you look under Gary Sheffield there is Willie Mays, and above Willie Mays is a horrible scribble. That's Manny Ramirez!
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:51 PM
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Here is Manny above Willie.
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:54 PM
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Sorry Steve- yes that is Raphie!
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[quote=Joecoco;2002490]You read my mind - I was thinking of putting Bonds above Schmidt. Good catch.


It looks like there might be just a bit more room between Killebrew and Robinson, for Bonds to sign.

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Old 07-24-2020, 05:02 PM
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I thought about putting Bonds there too Steve, but may run into the 573 number? I will reserve that spot for Trout
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Hello could you please elaborate on Atomic sports and how to get Sosa on a Ball. Goldin sports has hinted that Bonds may fo a private signing. But that was before Covid-19..
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:32 PM
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That is incredible about Bonds. Thanks for the heads up. Ken Goldin is fantastic. I got Sosa through Tom Orr at Atomic Sports. He does signings with athletes all over the country. He is really easy to work with and prompt service to boot!
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This an amazing ball...and more amazing is that you got each signature yourself....
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Old 07-25-2020, 09:29 AM
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Thank you so much! As you all know, it is so much fun to grow the collection.
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