How to make your grand slam collection unique and unique and exclusive

As part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2018 Hall of Famers’ Symposium, I spoke with three of the inductees. 

One was retired Major League pitcher Pete Rose.

The other was former pitcher, pitcher and future Hall of Famer and current Hall of Mamer Steve Carlton. 

Rose’s comments on how he sees the value of his collection are not so different from what Carlton has said before. 

“I really like the fact that I’m not tied to the same era and I’m kind of doing something new, something different,” Rose told me.

“So, I like the idea that I might have a little bit of a legacy, maybe, of being able to look at some of the stuff that I’ve collected that I think is unique.”

Carlton, who retired in 2018 after a 25-year career, is the only other inductee to have never played in the majors. 

I spoke with Carlton last year. 

He’s been a big proponent of the concept of collecting a “Grand Slam” and he explained the value to him of the collections: “What I really like about collecting the stuff is that I can be a little more exclusive.

You can’t be selling a piece that I have and you can’t have a chance to have something that you collect, a piece of memorabilia, and you have to be able to show up in a room and it’s not a piece from the game that you bought.

That’s what I like about it.

You get to see the stuff.

And that’s a very valuable thing for me.”

Carlton told me that he doesn’t think collecting a grand slam is an obligation for players like him, but he does think it’s important.

“I do feel like it’s an obligation to collect, especially for me, but not as a player.

I don’t think that’s necessary for anybody,” Carlton said.

“It’s a great opportunity to see something, and to have a bit of history of a guy that you grew up watching, who has a special piece of stuff, that you know you’re going to love, that really is a great story and I think that is a very important part of it.” 

Rose also said he was excited about collecting, but only after seeing how it would be presented at the Symposium. 

The value of a Grand Slam collection is tied to its uniqueness and exclusivity.

I asked Rose if he was going to use his collection for something special.

“That’s a little tricky because I have a lot of stuff,” he said. 

When it comes to the collection, Rose said he’d prefer to see it in a museum setting.

“Well, I would love to collect them at a museum and be able see them in the same place, but I don.

I would also like to have that opportunity, because you can see them anywhere you want.

But I really, really, don’t like being a tourist, and I don