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    If you had the money, which one would you buy?

    Yes, folks. Decision time. Over the past few years or so, I've altered my collection habits drastically. First, I need to provide conext. I used to open wax like crazy and collect autographs at random. Then in 2008, I moved onto strictly in-person/TTM autographs and signed baseballs. I've been doing that ever since and it's been more enjoyable. You may remember from last year when I purchased a 1960 Topps Sandy Koufax PSA auto. Well, I've been selling some doubles off lately and I've almost acquired the funds to go after a nice item. The dilemma is that I'm stuck on what to go after. I've narrowed it down to three and wanted some feedback! Mind you, these are in no particular order:

    1. 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. PSA signed rookie

    I remember pulling this card out of a pack back in the day (I still have it) and the nostalgia speaks for itself. If you're going to target an authenticated signed card from Junior, this is it.

    2. Satchel Paige signed business card PSA

    I've always wanted to add a Paige autograph and there's a few signed business cards floating around from his Springfield days. He's arguably the greatest negro league pitcher of all-time and the lore that comes with Satch is legendary.

    3. 2001 Topps Ichiro PSA signed rookie OR 2001 Upper Deck signed PSA rookie

    Yes, Ichiro will become the first Japanese-born Hall of Famer. I've always wanted to add an Ichiro and like Griffey, you go for the gusto. Rookie card, or bust.

    So FCB faithful, what say you????

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    Ichiro for sure

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    Jr

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    If anyone has suggestions regarding an amazing item for me to ponder, let's hear it!

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    I'd go with the Paige, not nearly as many of his auto's out there as there are for Jr or Ichiro....

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    For me personally, it'd be Ichiro, loved his game.

    But if asked for my advice for another person, I'd say the Satchel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone17 View Post
    If anyone has suggestions regarding an amazing item for me to ponder, let's hear it!
    If looking to start a Phil bickford collection let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    If looking to start a Phil bickford collection let me know

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    Funny you should say that! I met Bickford for the first time this past summer when he was with the Mudcats. Cool dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt2590 View Post
    For me personally, it'd be Ichiro, loved his game.

    But if asked for my advice for another person, I'd say the Satchel...
    That's exactly it! You can't go wrong with either guy which makes this even more difficult when you add Griffey to the discussion lol

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    I'd go with the Satchel Paige signed business card. Griffey Jr. and Ichiro will have a long life time to sign a lot more autographs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone17 View Post
    Funny you should say that! I met Bickford for the first time this past summer when he was with the Mudcats. Cool dude
    Very cool dude! That's awesome. U get anything signed? I saw him sign like 12 cards for one guy once in Stockton. Thought it was asking too much personally

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    Very cool dude! That's awesome. U get anything signed? I saw him sign like 12 cards for one guy once in Stockton. Thought it was asking too much personally

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    Believe it or not, I had him sign 9. He was in so many damn products and he never came near my area. So yep...lol. When I showed him the full page of cards he said "Dude...I'm used to it. No worries." Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone17 View Post
    Believe it or not, I had him sign 9. He was in so many damn products and he never came near my area. So yep...lol. When I showed him the full page of cards he said "Dude...I'm used to it. No worries." Haha
    Man, such an easy dude to root for, if only he was good

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    I would target Paige, hes no longer here and his stuff is not as easily accessible as KGJ or Ichiros
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Satchel-Pai...d=232945085940

    Well, friends. It's mine Got it for 290 bones. Needless to say, I think it's a damn good price. I went with Satchel for several reasons.

    1.) Best negro league pitcher for all-time
    2.) I've been picking up HOF guys here and there and this fulfills a tough get
    3.) His autos are pretty scarce
    4.) Given baseball's lack of African American talent, a Paige graph can only go up from here
    5.) The FCB faithful said so like Stone Cold Steve Austin. You bet your bum I had to list this as a reason

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