Baseball Memorabilia: What do you collect?
I will admit it. I am a memorabilia junkie. I collect all sorts of memorabilia related to the Washington Senators. T206 cards, World Series ticket stubs and programs, old banners, stadium seats, bobbleheads, etc.. “Why the Senators?” you ask. It’s simple. I grew up in the DC area and that was the team with which I came to love baseball.
Couldn’t shake my “Senator-itis” it even if I wanted to.
I recently picked up this ball signed by a number of Hall of Fame members including 3 that played for the Senators — Joe Cronin, Sam Rice and Heinie Manush although only Rice was enshrined as a Senator. The ball was only in fair condition as indicated by the description below…
Signers include Lefty Grove, Max Carey, Zack Wheat, Pie Traynor, Bill Dickey, Luke Appling, Red Ruffing, Casey Stengel, Bill Terry, Sam Rice, Joe DiMaggio, Lefty Gomez, Joe Cronin, Edd Roush, Heinie Manush, Ken Smith, and John McHale. Signatures rate 7 out of 10 on average with a few lesser or better. Ball is moderately toned and has light clear coat. The surface exhibits some cracking and areas of loss:
From a signature standpoint, I now have Rice, Manush, Cronin, Goslin, Bucky Harris, and Ossie Bluege. Still searching for “The Signature”–the Big Train Walter Johnson…but I will probably have to wait and pine away admiring my Johnson portrait PSA-1 T206 card.
What type of memorabilia do you collect?
What’s your favorite item?