The next steps were writing my ad for Craigslist and then booking my flight to Tahiti!
Here is my advertisement as posted on Craigslist in 39 major markets:
TRIS SPEAKER - HALL OF FAMER!!! - GEM MINT AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL MUST SELL. ONLY $999!!! OBO
GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like everyone in these troubled economic times, I have bills that need to be paid. Unfortunately, I must part with my most treasured piece of memorabilia. This ultra rare autograph from a true hall of famer was a gift to me from my grandfather. On his deathbed he said to me, "I got this ball from Mr. Speaker himself. It is worth over $3,000! Don't sell it... Unless there is another Great Depression and you have to pay bills."
Help me fulfill my grandfathers final wish. Hurry, because this kind of a deal won't last. (Quantity discounts are available.) Photos below.
I am gonna be sooooooooooooo RICH!!! So screw all of you that aren't as smart as me!!!