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joed25
06-20-2012, 08:37 PM
I really appreciate the expert advice of the members on this forum especially Jim. Another question if thats ok, I am looking to purchace a few baseballs from someone and I have a tough time with Ted Williams autos and I'v never owned a Billy Martin. Thank you for all your help.
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GrayGhost
06-21-2012, 09:28 AM
Im a novice, but both looks good to me. Esp the Billy, really nice

JimStinson
06-21-2012, 11:21 AM
Its just an opinion but they both look the way they are supposed to look , one thing to think about is that Williams tended to lean toward the left of the sweet spot when signing a ball which he did with his RIGHT hand. Did you know that Ted was a NATURAL right hander ? He did everything right handed except hit. So the greatest left handed hitter of all time was a NATURAL rightie. When they asked Williams why that was so he said he did not have a clue. he said the first time he ever picked up a bat and swung at a ball was from a left handed stance.
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mr2686
06-21-2012, 11:29 AM
Jim, I always assumed he signed with his left hand and even when getting in person autos from him I guess I just didn't pay attention. Of course, it was easy to do when standing before a larger than life individual. Dug up this old photo and sure enough...

jgmp123
06-21-2012, 12:25 PM
:DMike is that you with that righteous beard? Love it man!

mr2686
06-21-2012, 12:27 PM
Yep, that's me. Still got the beard but it's alot more grey!

jgmp123
06-21-2012, 12:29 PM
I love it man. I wish I had the chance to shake Mick and Ted's hands...Must of been a surreal moment.

JimStinson
06-21-2012, 01:09 PM
He threw right handed too and like "Casey" used to say "You can look it up":)
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JimStinson
06-21-2012, 01:11 PM
Am I the only one that noticed this ...but the guy looking over Williams shoulder looks alot like "Son of Sam"

mr2686
06-21-2012, 01:41 PM
That explains the guy bringing a dog to the show:eek:

joed25
06-21-2012, 04:31 PM
Once again, Thank you Jim for sharing your wisdom.