Your Turn: Who’s the one active autograph to own?

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Who the one active-athlete autograph to own in each sport?

It’s a simple question but one that doesn’t always have an easy answer. Some might say that the legends nearing the end of their careers are the one. Others might say the young phenom is the way to go.

My choices will end up in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly — the latest version of The Autograph Issue — but it wasn’t easy. For baseball, for me, it came down to one of the two autographs above. Perhaps your choice would be different.

Simply put, we want to know what you think. Tell us in the comments below which active athlete would you say is the one to land first from the following:

Auto racing
Mixed martial arts
Other/non-sports (male)
Other/non-sports (female)

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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  1. Luke Santavicca 20 August, 2015 at 11:09

    Baseball- Miguel Cabrera
    Football- Andrew Luck
    Basketball- Kobe Bryant
    MMA- Ronda Rousey
    I dont follow the other sports….

  2. Paul 20 August, 2015 at 11:12

    I think you’re spot on for baseball, got to be Harper or Trout. Just saying Trout and baseball is analogous to superstar best player in baseball.
    For basketball, Michael Jordan or Lebron James.
    Football: I’m biased, Joe Montana or Jerry Rice :-)
    Female: Alex Morgan, soccer player/star, or Ronda Rousey

    From Olds: Active players only, please.

  3. Mark 20 August, 2015 at 11:57

    Baseball-Mike Trout
    Football-Andrew Luck
    Basketball-LeBron James
    Hockey-Sidney Crosby
    Auto racing-Jeff Gordon
    Mixed martial arts-blech
    Wrestling-Is Dwayne Johnson active?
    Golf-Jordan Spieth
    Other/non-sports (male)-Harrison Ford
    Other/non-sports (female)-Carrie Fisher

  4. phillies_joe 20 August, 2015 at 12:09

    Baseball – Trout
    Football – T Brady
    Basketball – L James
    Hockey – Bobby Orr (he plays in an old-timers league….LOL)
    Other/non-sports (male) – Joey Ramone
    Other/non-sports (female) – Penny from BBT – I want it signed Penny


  5. David 20 August, 2015 at 12:31

    Baseball – Mike Trout
    Football – Aaron Rodgers
    Basketball – LeBron James
    Hockey – Sidney Crosby
    Auto racing – Jimmie Johnson
    Mixed martial arts – Ronda Rousey
    Wrestling – Brock Lesner
    Golf – Jordan Spieth

  6. bart 20 August, 2015 at 17:06

    Baseball – Munenori Kawasaki (HE IS FUN! HE IS EXCITING!)

    Football – Peyton Manning

    Basketball – Kyrie Irving

    Hockey – Patrick Roy (He’s a current coach IT COUNTS.)

    Auto racing – Danica Patrick

    Mixed martial arts – Ronda Rousey

    Wrestling – Stephanie McMahon Levesque

    Golf -PGA- Rory McIlroy
    LPGA-Michelle Wie

    Other/non-sports (male) – Stan Lee

  7. Jason 20 August, 2015 at 17:29

    Baseball – Pujols

    He’s a certain HOFer, former Cardinal, and more affordable considering what people are paying for the Trouts and Harpers of the game.

    And since I only collect baseball (and honestly couldn’t tell you more than two current players from any of the other sports listed), I’ll stop there.

  8. steve emerick 20 August, 2015 at 17:30

    Baseball Trout
    Football ben Roethlisberger
    Basketball Stephen cURRY
    Hockey Vladimir Tarasenko
    Auto racing immy Johnson
    Mixed martial arts Ronda Rousey
    Wrestling John Cena
    Golf Jordan Spieth
    Other/non-sports (male) Harrison Ford
    Other/non-sports (female) Taylor Swift

  9. Paul 20 August, 2015 at 18:31

    Albert Pujols (will be in HOF)
    Tom Brady (will be in HOF)
    Lebron James (will be in HOF)
    Sidney Crosby (Superstar)
    Jeff Gordon ( Superstar)
    Ronda Rousey (Superstar)
    Ric Flair (Superstar)
    Arnold Palmer (Top 5 all time)
    George Washington (Hard signature to find)
    Lady Gaga (Tough autograph to get)
    That’s my list…

  10. Scott McAllister 20 August, 2015 at 18:31

    Baseball – Kris Bryant
    Football – Jamison Winston
    Basketball – LeBron James
    Hockey – Sidney Crosby
    Auto racing – Danica Patrick
    Mixed martial arts – Rhonda Rousey
    Wrestling – The Undertaker
    Golf – Phil Mickelson
    Other/non-sports (male) – Mark Hamill
    Other/non-sports (female) – Daisey Riley

  11. Robert 20 August, 2015 at 23:28

    I’m going young:

    Baseball – Mike Trout
    Football – Andrew Luck
    Basketball – Kevin Durant
    Hockey – Connor Mcdavid
    Mixed Martial Arts – Ronda Rousey
    Golf – Jordan Spieth

  12. Mike Pereira 20 August, 2015 at 23:41

    Baseball—Mike Trout is the second coming of Mickey Mantle

    Football– Andrew Luck is the second coming of Peyton Manning

    Basketball–LeBron James period!!

    Mixed martial arts–George St. Pierre is an Icon

    Wrestling–John Cena is really one of the only few wrestlers that stand up to the greats

    Other/non-sports (male) –Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time

    Other/non-sports (female)–Ronda Rousey made women fighting watchable

  13. Chris Wardner 21 August, 2015 at 00:34

    Baseball: Puig!
    Football: Luck
    Basketball: Steph
    Hockey: McDavid
    Auto racing: Tie…Jr/Danica
    Mixed martial arts: Rousey
    Golf: Woods
    Other/non-sports (male) Chris Olds
    Other/non-sports (female)Kate Upton

  14. Paul 21 August, 2015 at 01:11

    Baseball: Bryce Harper
    Football: I don’t know
    Basketball: Lebron James
    Hockey: I don’t know
    Auto racing: Lewis Hamilton
    Mixed martial arts: No idea
    Wrestling: John Cena
    Golf: Tiger Woor
    Other/non-sports (male): Barack Obama
    Other/non-sports (female): Madonna

  15. Zeprock 23 August, 2015 at 14:06

    Baseball – Mike Trout
    Football – Tom Brady
    Basketball – LeBron James
    Hockey – Sidney Crosby
    Auto racing – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Mixed martial arts – Who cares?
    Wrestling – Who cares?
    Golf – Tiger Woods
    Other/non-sports (male) – Michael Phelps
    Other/non-sports (female) – Maria Sharapova

  16. Adam 23 August, 2015 at 19:44

    Basebal l– Mike Trout
    Football– Tom Brady
    Basketball– Lebron James
    Hockey– Connor McDavid
    Wrestling– Sting
    Golf– Arnold Palmer
    Non Sport Male– Harrison Ford
    Non Sport Female– Kaley Cuoco

  17. Richard Deien 24 August, 2015 at 01:26

    Baseball: Bryce Harper
    Football: Adrian Peterson
    Basketball: Lebron James
    Hockey: Sidney Crosby
    Auto racing: Dale Earnhardt Jr
    Mixed martial arts: Rousey
    Wrestling: The Rock
    Golf: Tiger Woods
    Other/non-sports (male): Donald Trump
    Other/non-sports (female): My Daughter (Abi)

  18. John Brown 25 August, 2015 at 20:09

    Baseball: Johnny Bench and Mike Trout
    Football: Drew Brees and Joe Montana
    Basketball: Michael Jordan and Blake Griffin
    Racing: Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty
    Hockey: Bobby Orr and Mark Messier
    Mixed Martial Arts: Ronda Rousey and Royce Gracie
    Wrestling: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Brock Lesnar
    Women in Sports: Danica Patrick and Ronda Rousey
    Golf: Tom Watson and Gary Player

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