Here is a shot of the baseballs I was able to snag this past season. I was lucky enough to get over half of them autographed. I realize that autograph collectors say your only supposed to use brand new MLB baseballs, but I prefer to use the ones I snag. To me, they’re more personal.
Instead of coming out of a box, each one of my autographed baseballs has two stories.
How it was snagged, and how it was tagged.
I’m all about a good baseball story.
Here are the names of the players whose autographs are on the baseballs shown above.
Clint Hurdle – 2
Troy Tulowitzki – 2
Ian Stewart – 1
Jeff Francis – 1
Jorge De La Rosa – 2
Taylor Buchholz – 1
Franklin Morales – 1 (My first autograph this year at Spring Training) Rockies Ball
Micah Bowie – 1 (My second autograph at Spring Training this year) Rockies Ball
Ryan Speier – 1 (My third autograph obtained at Spring Training this year) Rockies ball
Joe Koshanski – 2
Aaron Cook – 2
Ubaldo Jimenez – 1
Ryan Spilborghs – 3
Glendon Rusch – 1
Omar Quintanilla – 1
Cedrick Bowers – 1
Greg Reynolds – 1
Chris Ianetta – 4 (he signs before almost every game)
Juan Morillo – 1
Steven Register – 1
Clint Barmes – 1 Rockies ball
The Rockies balls are non MLB baseballs with the Rockies logo on them. I’m not thrilled with those so I won’t use them anymore.
So here are the totals.
31 autographed baseballs all snagged by me except the 4 Rockies balls = 27 baseballs.
17 unsigned baseballs snagged by me. For a grand total of 44 baseballs for the season.
Here’s a shot of everything I’ve accumulated from this past Rockies season. Other than the ticket price to get into Coors Field (which was mostly Rockpile Tickets at $4.00), I didn’t pay a cent for any of these items. (click on the picture to expand)
I figure I’ve got another twenty years of snaggin and bloggin in me, maybe more.
Just like wine or Kimchi, I get better with age (in my mind).
Imagine what this collection will look like in twenty years?