very nice John!
Very nice Stefaan!
Beautiful piece - always loved the show.
Superb and with those inscriptions!
Cubs 2016 World Series Roster, Coaches, Executives, Broadcasters, etc. Each ball authenticated. Took three years to complete this. I'm very happy it's finally done. I have 4 additional signed balls (Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, John Cusack, Kerri Wood) and more to acquire. For now, left to right: Row 1: Jake Arietta, Aroldis Chapman, Carl Edwards, Jr. Justin Grimm, Kyle Hendricks, John Lackey. Row 2: Jon Lester, Mike Montgomery, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strope, Travis Wood, Trevor Cahill. Row 3: Jason Hammel, Wilson Contreras, Miguel Montero, David Ross, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant. Row 4: Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist, Tommy LaStella, Albert Almora Jr., Chris Coghlan. Row 5: Dexter Fowler, Jason Heyward, Kyle Schwarber, Jorge Soler, Matt Szczur, Joe Maddon (Head Coach). Row 6: Dave Martinez (Bench Coach), Eric Hinske (Hitting Coach), John Mallee (Hitting Coach), Chris Bosio (Pitching Coach), Lester Strode (Bullpen), Brandon Hyde (1st Base Coach). Row 7: Henry Blanco (Quality Assurance), Mike Borzello (Catching Coach), Jason McLeod (Scouting and Player Dev), Crane Kenney (President Business Ops), Tom Ricketts (Chairman), Theo Epstein (President). Row 8: Jed Hoyer (GM), Gary Pressy (Organist), Wayne Messmer (Public Address), Pat Hughes (WGN Broadcaster), Les Kasper (TV Broadcaster), Jim Deshaies (TC Broadcaster).
This is awesome!
Thanks Nick. Much appreciated.
Awesome collection. Also I still don't get it why someone would like to have a baseball signed by Vedder rather than a signed LP.
Thanks Patrick. I certainly understand your observation about Vedder. The ball I acquired was signed in person and being sold on eBay buy a guy very near where I live. It's really nice. I got it for $250 then paid Beckett to write a full letter. I think I did okay here. My motivation for acquiring the ball is that I have 3 different categories of balls I'd like to add to this collection. 1) former players of note, 2) players who contributed to the 2016 team, even if not on the world series roster. In fact, there are 3 or 4 players in the case now that match this description. 3) celebrity fans - so far I have Vedder, Bill Murray and John Cusack. There are others. But I'm only pursuing the world series balls and only authenticated (except for the Vedder, which I was happy to take care of myself). Anyway, this is how I'm approaching the project.