Very nice, Richard.
Nice... I need a Satch for my collection!
Congratulations, very nice!
I used to have a Satchel Paige autograph on a team-signed baseball. Get this. I bought it for $30 at an antique store in 2009. When I bought it, I didn’t even know it had Satchel Paige on it. It was a 1960s Kansas City A’s team-signed baseball. The antiques dealer didn’t know much about baseball, and only put a $30 price tag on it. Well, for $30, I thought I couldn’t lose, and I didn’t look the ball over very closely until I got home with it.
Then I noticed the Paige autograph among the 25 or so other autographs. Then I was psyched! So I did some research and determined it was a 1965 KC A’s ball. In 1965, Charles Finley, the owner, signed Paige to a one-day contract so that Paige could pitch in one game at the age of 59 to become the oldest MLB player to ever play in a game.
So in that one game in 1965 at age 59, Paige pitched 3 scoreless innings! Afterwards, he signed a number of baseballs along with other team members. So the ball was pretty historic.
I so wish I still has that ball. I ended up selling it to a local dealer for $485. The Great Recession was in full swing, and I kind of needed the money at the time. But that was a ball to treasure for sure.
Too bad you don't possess that ball now, James.
That’s for sure.
Funny thing is, is that I got this auto in a trade. The card was thrown in to sweeten the deal. I only got $40 into the PSA fee and that's it! :)
Oh, man, how nice is that!!