If I add another team, it should obviously be the 2016 Cubs. So I started looking into that.
I quickly looked away.
Prices for autographed balls of the big boys on the team are way way out of my price range. Even a ball signed by the lesser names are too rich for my blood.
I needed another plan.
Turns out that by following my autograph collection rules, I already have a certified autograph of 15 of the 25 players on the World Series Roster. So my new plan is to get a certified autograph of all of the World Series Cubs.
That leaves Chapman, Coghlan, Grimm, Hendricks, Lackey, Montero, Montgomery, Rondon, Ross, and Strop. Getting a certified autograph of these guys means it won't show them as a Cub. That's not a problem for me.
After some shopping around I was able to find and purchase certified signatures of Chapman, Coghlan, Lackey, Montero, Montgomery, and Ross. Once I have them in hand I get them posted.
There is a certified card out there for Justin Grimm (2010 Elite Extra Aspirations), but I haven't been able to buy one yet.
For the other three (Hendricks, Rondon, and Strop) the plan is to buy a plain autographed card. I doubt that there is much of a market for forged signatures of those guys, so I'd be pretty confident that what I get will be authentic.
Stay tuned for updates. Completing this is one of my 2018 goals and I intend to get an A by the end of the year!