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Thread: Baseball Autographs

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    Hey SCF,

    Back with a question that could raise some debates, which is alright as all feedback is needed, welcomed and even encouraged!

    Question 1: I'll be attending Spring Training 2019 here in AZ, as my Red Sox are making a trip to Mesa for two days to play the Cubs. While there I'd like to obtain autographs from some players and was wondering if there is a certain type of baseball that you graphers like to use? Many people have told me to get Rawlings Official Major League balls stamped with "Manfred", others have just said Rawlings either OMLB or the cheap official league ones. Do you have any preferences?

    Question 2: What type of pen? The most commonly named item I've gotten was Bic or some type of blue ballpoint pen, is this the best choice? I've also heard black or blue sharpies, uni-ball gel pens. Any other idea or recommendations for what you guys use?

    Question 3: Just a friendly little question, as mentioned earlier I am going for Red Sox players so I'd like to hear from other MLB fans and Red Sox fan voices. Which Red Sox should I most likely try to get?



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    Rawlings Official Major League ball and a blue bic.

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    Rawlings Official Major League ball and a blue bic.
    This. The cheap baseballs will fade within a couple months no matter what pen you use. Sharpie is a no-go on any baseball...will fade also.

    As far as what type of pen, doesn't really matter as long as it's blue ball point. Gel pens and black also fade out over time.

    If it's Red Sox vs. Cubs, it's gonna be an absolute zoo, so be happy with whoever you can get.

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    I prefer the official MLB baseballs, and blue pen. I have a few with black Sharpie, and I think that looks good, but not quite as nice as the ink. Also bring any and all children you can, most ball players will only sign for kids. There are exceptions of course, and being Spring Training some may sign longer than during a regular season game. Personally I'd try to get a Rizzo, Bryant, Betts, Benitendi, and Sale. Good luck, have fun and always be ready.

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    Collecting Topps Brewers, and PCs of Jonathan Lucroy, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, and Ken Griffey Jr. Have a want list that's titled "My want Topps".

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