Saturday, February 11, 2017

It's Not a Red Sox Collectible, But...

It's definitely a baseball!

My uncle lives in the Philadelphia area, and came up to visit recently for the first time in a while. He, obviously, knew I was a baseball fan, so he brought me something. A cool Phillies baseball. Now, while it wasn't a Red Sox baseball, I do collect baseballs from other places, whether it's from Disney World or the Statue of Liberty. So, I was thrilled to add a Phillies baseball from Philadelphia to the collection.

As I got closer, though, I realized this baseball had writing on it. Who's signature was that?

It turns out that while the Democratic National Convention was in Philly, my uncle worked as a driver. One of the people he chauffeured around town was Sannie Overly. According to Wikipedia, not only was Ms. Overly a delegate to the convention,  but she's the Democratic Caucus Chair of the Kentucky House of Representatives. In fact, she's the first woman to hold a leadership role in the Kentucky House. Pretty impressive.

The best part is that this isn't the first political baseball in my collection. While my uncle didn't know, I also have autographed balls from two former state governors, and a current state senator. So, adding a caucus chair makes for a pretty well rounded collection, if I do say so myself. It's always fun to add interesting items like this. So a big thanks to my uncle for this incredible addition!

Now, if he could just bump into President Obama, I could have a full set.


  1. That's a neat idea for a collection, and great job by your uncle to get her signature. An Obama auto would be quite an addition - especially on a baseball.


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