When you’re getting an autograph on a ball, DO NOT USE A SHARPIE!!! Over time, the ink will bleed and end up looking like this:
(This is a practice ball that the Mets marked several years ago.)
Sharpies are great for cards and tickets and photos and programs and hats and bats and jerseys and gloves and hot dog wrappers–but when it comes to balls, make sure to use a ball-point pen.
(10 days ’til Cincinnati.)