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    Hypothetical HOF autograph project...only room for 18 more players...who do you cut?

    Imagine that you have acquired a ball/flat with room to accomodate 18 HOF signatures. Who would you cut from this list?

    Assume that time/cost isn't a factor and that all of these guys will eventually make the Hall if they aren't in already.

    1 Andre Dawson
    2 Barry Bonds
    3 Barry Larkin
    4 Bert Blyleven
    5 Cal Ripken Jr.
    6 Craig Biggio
    7 Curt Schilling
    8 Eddie Murray
    9 Frank Thomas
    10 Gary Sheffield
    11 Greg Maddux
    12 Jim Rice
    13 John Smoltz
    14 Ken Griffey Jr.
    15 Ozzie Smith
    16 Paul Molitor
    17 Rafael Palmeiro
    18 Randy Johnson
    19 Rich Gossage
    20 Rickey Henderson
    21 Roberto Alomar
    22 Roger Clemens
    23 Ryne Sandberg
    24 Sammy Sosa
    25 Tom Glavine
    26 Tony Gwynn
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    i get rid of sosa, gossage, palmeiro, sheffield, schilling, rice, larkin. Not that some of these wouldn't be great additions to the collection, but I wouldn't feel like I was missing out if the auto's weren't included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjedmonton View Post
    Imagine that you have acquired a ball/flat with room to accomodate 18 HOF signatures. Who would you cut from this list?

    Assume that time/cost isn't a factor and that all of these guys will eventually make the Hall if they aren't in already.
    If you're saying to disregard HOF, then why mention it at all here?

    Sounds like you're trying to connect some dots that aren't connected... or stir the pot

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    2 Barry Bonds
    3 Barry Larkin
    4 Bert Blyleven
    5 Cal Ripken Jr.
    6 Craig Biggio
    7 Curt Schilling
    8 Eddie Murray
    9 Frank Thomas
    11 Greg Maddux
    13 Ken Griffey Jr.
    14 Ozzie Smith
    15 Paul Molitor
    17 Randy Johnson
    19 Rickey Henderson
    20 Roberto Alomar
    21 Roger Clemens
    24 Tom Glavine
    25 Tony Gwynn

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    [QUOTE=cjedmonton;1855057]Imagine that you have acquired a ball/flat with room to accomodate 18 HOF signatures. Who would you cut from this list?

    Assume that time/cost isn't a factor and that all of these guys will eventually make the Hall if they aren't in already.

    Barry Bonds
    Cal Ripken Jr.
    Craig Biggio
    Curt Schilling
    Eddie Murray
    Frank Thomas
    Greg Maddux
    Jim Rice
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Ozzie Smith
    Paul Molitor
    Randy Johnson
    Rich Gossage
    Rickey Henderson
    Roger Clemens
    Ryne Sandberg
    Tom Glavine
    Tony Gwynn
    Need the following 99 Fleer Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game Autographs to complete my set:
    Baseball - Reggie Jackson (HOF Inscription & Mr. October Inscription)
    Football - Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Joe Namath, Bart Starr
    Basketball - Always looking for Isiah Thomas Auto's (in an Indiana University uniform ONLY)

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    These would be my personal 18:

    1 Andre Dawson
    3 Barry Larkin
    4 Bert Blyleven
    5 Cal Ripken Jr.
    6 Craig Biggio
    8 Eddie Murray
    9 Frank Thomas
    11 Greg Maddux
    12 Jim Rice
    13 Ken Griffey Jr.
    14 Ozzie Smith
    15 Paul Molitor
    17 Randy Johnson
    19 Rickey Henderson
    20 Roberto Alomar
    22 Ryne Sandberg
    24 Tom Glavine
    25 Tony Gwynn

    I had a list of 19 that I really liked, but had to eliminate Gossage due to the 18 max. Eliminated the PED guys like Bonds Sosa Clemens etc

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    I forgot to add Smoltz earlier, but the original list is now complete and limited to only those 26 candidates. Again, there would only be room to add 18 of them.

    The only common theme is that they all debuted before 1991.

    I think I'd go with this list:

    1 Andre Dawson
    2 Barry Bonds
    3 Barry Larkin
    4 Bert Blyleven
    5 Cal Ripken Jr.
    6 Craig Biggio
    7 Curt Schilling
    8 Eddie Murray
    9 Frank Thomas
    10 Gary Sheffield
    11 Greg Maddux
    12 Jim Rice
    13 John Smoltz
    14 Ken Griffey Jr.
    15 Ozzie Smith
    16 Paul Molitor
    17 Rafael Palmeiro
    18 Randy Johnson
    19 Rich Gossage
    20 Rickey Henderson
    21 Roberto Alomar
    22 Roger Clemens
    23 Ryne Sandberg
    24 Sammy Sosa
    25 Tom Glavine
    26 Tony Gwynn

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    Hypothetical HOF autograph project...only room for 18 of these guys...who do you cut?

    2 Barry Bonds
    4 Bert Blyleven
    5 Cal Ripken Jr.
    8 Eddie Murray
    9 Frank Thomas
    10 Gary Sheffield
    11 Greg Maddux
    13 John Smoltz
    14 Ken Griffey Jr.
    15 Ozzie Smith
    16 Paul Molitor
    17 Rafael Palmeiro
    18 Randy Johnson
    20 Rickey Henderson
    21 Roberto Alomar
    22 Roger Clemens
    23 Ryne Sandberg
    26 Tony Gwynn

    These would be my 18. Tons of guys I grew up enjoying watching, a few I saw little of and a few I never saw.

    Most of the other 8 didn't really belong in the same group as some of these guys.

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    Here's who I'd take-

    2 Barry Bonds
    5 Cal Ripken Jr.
    6 Craig Biggio
    8 Eddie Murray
    9 Frank Thomas
    11 Greg Maddux
    13 John Smoltz
    14 Ken Griffey Jr.
    15 Ozzie Smith
    17 Rafael Palmeiro
    18 Randy Johnson
    20 Rickey Henderson
    21 Roberto Alomar
    22 Roger Clemens
    23 Ryne Sandberg
    24 Sammy Sosa
    25 Tom Glavine
    26 Tony Gwynn


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    This would be my 18:

    1 Andre Dawson
    2 Barry Bonds
    3 Cal Ripken Jr.
    4 Eddie Murray
    5 Frank Thomas
    6 Greg Maddux
    7 John Smoltz
    8 Ken Griffey Jr.
    9 Ozzie Smith
    10 Paul Molitor
    11 Randy Johnson
    12 Rickey Henderson
    13 Roger Clemens
    14 Ryne Sandberg
    15 Tom Glavine
    16 Tony Gwynn
    17 Roberto Alomar
    18 Gary Sheffield

    I cut
    Larkin
    Blyleven
    Biggio
    Schilling
    Rice
    Palmeiro
    Gossage
    Sosa

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    I would cut whoever you would be least interested in having. For me, in the order you have them listed, I would cut:

    Blyleven
    Biggio
    Schilling
    Sheffield
    Rice
    Johnson
    Gossage
    Alomar

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsulevine View Post
    I would cut whoever you would be least interested in having. For me, in the order you have them listed, I would cut:

    Blyleven
    Biggio
    Schilling
    Sheffield
    Rice
    Johnson
    Gossage
    Alomar
    Interesting that you would cut Randy Johnson; by most accounts, a first ballot HOFer.

    It's not so much as that I'm less interested in having one player than another. It's just a matter of space, that's all.

    I'll move this example to the real world in a few days...depending on my success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjedmonton View Post
    Interesting that you would cut Randy Johnson; by most accounts, a first ballot HOFer.

    It's not so much as that I'm less interested in having one player than another. It's just a matter of space, that's all.

    I'll move this example to the real world in a few days...depending on my success.
    I am a Cubs fan, so no way would I cut Dawson, Sandberg, Maddux, or Palmeiro from that list. It came down to Johnson, Glavine, and Clemens for me on the final one to cut and I guess I just enjoyed watching Glavine and Clemens (despite the steroids) pitch more than Randy Johnson over the years.

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    Okay, I've got a real world example to share. The march to 100 begins! The only criteria is that they are HOFers and that they were in the majors prior to this reunion. That eliminates Frank Thomas, Ivan Rodriguez, Chipper, Bagwell, Pedro, Piazza, and a number of other early 90's stars.



    Key

    1 Bruce Sutter
    2 Luke Appling
    3 Al Barlick
    4 Monte Irvin
    5 Joe Morgan
    6 Al Kaline
    7 Sandy Koufax
    8 Charlie Gehringer
    9 Stan Musial
    10 Ralph Kiner
    11 Frank Robinson
    12 Eddie Mathews
    13 Willie McCovey
    14 Bob Lemon
    15 Jim Palmer
    16 Whitey Ford
    17 Bob Gibson
    18 Hal Newhouser
    19 Robin Roberts
    20 Juan Marichal
    21 Bob Feller
    22 Jim Bunning
    23 Phil Niekro
    24 Orlando Cepeda
    25 Nolan Ryan
    26 Billy Williams
    27 George Brett
    28 Dave Winfield
    29 Pee Wee Reese
    30 Al Lopez
    31 Carlton Fisk
    32 Bill Mazeroski
    33 Billy Herman
    34 Sparky Anderson
    35 Gaylord Perry
    36 Don Sutton
    37 Wade Boggs
    38 Robin Yount
    39 Reggie Jackson
    40 Earl Weaver
    41 Johnny Bench
    42 Phil Rizzuto
    43 Steve Carlton
    44 Rollie Fingers
    45 Rick Farrell
    46 Tom Seaver
    47 Luis Aparicio
    48 Hank Aaron
    49 Lou Boudreau
    50 Ray Dandridge
    51 Tony Perez
    52 Catfish Hunter
    53 Fergie Jenkins
    54 Buck Leonard
    55 Gary Carter
    56 Rod Carew
    57 Kirby Puckett
    58 George Kell
    59 Hoyt Wilhelm
    60 Early Wynn
    61 Red Schoendienst
    62 Bobby Doerr
    63 Warren Spahn
    64 Willie Mays
    65 Larry Doby
    66 Johnny Mize
    67 Duke Snider
    68 Mickey Mantle
    69 Ted Williams
    70 Ernie Banks
    71 Joe DiMaggio
    72 Lou Brock
    73 Carl Yastrzemski
    74 Mike Schmidt
    75 Yogi Berra
    76 Don Drysdale
    77 Willie Stargell
    78 Roy Campanella
    79 Brooks Robinson
    80 Enos Slaughter
    81 Dennis Eckersley
    82 Harmon Killebrew
    83 Barry Bonds?
    84 Bert Blyleven?
    85 Cal Ripken Jr.?
    86 Craig Biggio?
    87 Eddie Murray?
    88 Edgar Martinez?
    89 Greg Maddux?
    90 John Smoltz?
    91 Ken Griffey Jr.?
    92 Ozzie Smith?
    93 Paul Molitor?
    94 Randy Johnson?
    95 Rickey Henderson?
    96 Roberto Alomar?
    97 Roger Clemens?
    98 Ryne Sandberg?
    99 Tom Glavine?
    100 Tony Gwynn?
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