On the Ball: A Collection of Head of State Signatures – June 24 – December 14, 2014

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On the Ball is an exhibit of 116 baseballs, from the collection of Randy Kaplan that have been signed by various heads of state, including two Kings, an Emir, a Prince, thirteen female heads of state, as well as Prime Ministers and Presidents from around the globe. Kaplan’s extraordinary baseball collection contains 1,000 baseballs autographed by 150 heads of state and high ranking political leaders from various countries.

The exhibit will be on display through December 14, 2014.

Signed Baseballs from World Leaders and Heads of State

  1. Hamid Karzai President (2004- ) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  2. *Cristina Fernández de Kirchner President (2007 – ) Argentine Republic
  3. Kevin Rudd Prime Minister (2007-2010) Commonwealth of Australia
  4. *Julia Gillard Prime Minister (2010-2013) Commonwealth of Australia
  5. Dr. Heinz Fischer President (2004- ) Republic of Austria
  6. Mathieu Kérékou President (1996-2006) Republic of Benin
  7. Nebojša Radmanović President (2012- 2013) Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  8. Željko Komšić President (2013- )Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  9. Fernando Cardosa President (2013- ) Federative Republic of Brazil
  10. Petar Stoyanov President (1997 – 2002) Republic of Bulgaria
  11. Pierre Trudeau Prime Minister (1968-1979) Canada
  12. Brian Mulroney Prime Minister (1984-1993) Canada
  13. Stephen Harper Prime Minister (2006 – ) Canada
  14. Pedro Pires President (2001-2011) Republic of Cabo (Cape) Verde
  15. Sebastián Piñera President (2010-2014) Republic of Chile
  16. *Michelle Bachelet President (2014- ) Republic of Chile
  17. Álvaro Uribe Velez President (2002-2010) Republic of Colombia
  18. Juan Manuel Santos President (2010- ) Republic of Colombia
  19. Óscar Arias President (2006-2010) Republic of Costa Rica
  20. *Laura Chinchilla President (2014- ) Republic of Costa Rica
  21. Václav Havel President (1993-2003) Czech Republic
  22. Václav Klaus President (2008-2013) Czech Republic
  23. Anders Fogh Rasmussen Prime Minister (2001-1009) Kingdom of Denmark
  24. Leonel Fernández President (2004- ) Dominican Republic
  25. Alfredo Palacio President (2005-2007) Republic of Ecuador
  26. Toomas Hendrik Ilves President (2006- ), Republic of Estonia
  27. Meles Zenawi Prime Minister (1995-2012) Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  28. Hailemariam Desalegn Prime Minister (2012- ) Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  29. Martti Ahtisaari President (1994-2000), Republic of Finland
  30. Jacques Chirac President (1995-2007) French Republic
  31. François Hollande President (2012- ) French Republic
  32. Eduard Shevardnadze President (1995-2003) Georgia
  33. Irakli Garibashvili Prime Minister (2013- ) Georgia
  34. Helmut Schmidt Chancellor (1974-1982) Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
  35. Helmut Kohl Chancellor (1982-1990) Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
  36. Chancellor (1990-1998) Federal Republic of Germany (Unified Germany)
  37. Gerhard Schroeder Chancellor (1998-2005) Federal Republic of Germany
  38. *Angela Merkel Chancellor (2005- ) Federal Republic of Germany
  39. Jerry John Rawlings President (1993-2001) Republic of Ghana
  40. Tillman Thomas Prime Minister (2008-2013) Grenada
  41. Antonis Samaras Prime Minister (2012- ) Hellenic Republic (Greece)
  42. *Mary Robinson President (1990-1997) Republic of Ireland
  43. Brian T. Cowen Taoiseach (2008-2011) Republic of Ireland
  44. Enda Kenny Taoiseach (2011- ) Republic of Ireland
  45. Shimon Peres President (2007- ) State of Israel
  46. Yitzhak Shamir  Prime Minister (1986-1992) State of Israel
  47. Yitzhak Rabin Prime Minister (1992-1995) State of Israel
  48. Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister (2009- ) State of Israel
  49. Mario Monti Prime Minister (2011-2013) Italian Republic
  50. Enrico Letta Prime Minister (2013-2014) Italian Republic
  51. Shinzo Abe Prime Minister (2012- ) State of Japan
  52. His Majesty Hussein bin Talal King (1952-1999) Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  53. His Majesty Abdullah II bin
  54. al-Hussein King (1999- ) Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  55. Raila Odinga Prime Minister (2008-2013) Republic of Kenya
  56. *Atifete Jahjaga President (2011- ) Republic of Kosovo
  57. Cassam Uteem President (1992-2002) Republic of Mauritius
  58. Ernesto Zedillo President (1994-2000) United Mexican States
  59. Vicente Fox President (2000-2006) United Mexican States
  60. Felipe Calderón President (2006-2012) United Mexican States
  61. His Excellency Joseph J.
  62. Urusema President (2003-2007) Federated States of Micronesia
  63. His Excellency Emanuel “Manny” Mori President (2007- ) Federated States of Micronesia
  64. His Serene Highness Albert II Prince (2005- ) Principality of Monaco
  65. Willem “Wim” Kok Jr. Prime Minister (1994-2002) Netherlands
  66. *Helen Clark Prime Minister (1999-2008) New Zealand
  67. Ọlúségun Ọbásanjọ́ President (1999-2007) Federal Republic of Nigeria
  68. *Gro Harlem Brundtland Prime Minister (1990-1996) Kingdom of Norway
  69. *Benazir Bhutto Prime Minister (1995-1996) Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  70. Pervez Musharraf President (2001-2008) Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  71. Alan Garcia Pérez President (2006-2010) Republic of Peru
  72. *Corazón Aquino President (1986-1992) Republic of the Philippines
  73. * Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo President (2001-2010) Republic of the Philippines
  74. Lech Wałęsa President (1990-1995) Republic of Poland
  75. Aleksander Kwaśniewski President (1995-2005) Republic of Poland
  76. Jorge Sampaio President (1996-2006) Portuguese Republic
  77. Anibal Cavaco Silva President (2006- ) Portuguese Republic
  78. His Highness Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Emir (2013–present) State of Qatar
  79. Ralph Gonsalves Prime Minister (2001- ) St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  80. Macky Sall President (2011- ) Republic of Senegal
  81. Borut Pahor President (2012- ) Republic of Sloveni
  82. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President (2012- ) Federal Republic of Somalia
  83. F.W. de Klerk State President (1984-1994) Republic of South Africa
  84. Nelson Mandela President (1994-1999) Republic of South Africa
  85. Jacob Zuma President (2009- ) Republic of South Africa
  86. Kim Dae-jung President (1998-2003) Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  87. Lee Myung-bak President (2008-2013) Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  88. José Maria Aznar Prime Minister (1996-2004) Kingdom of Spain
  89. Chen Shui-Bian President (2000-2008) Republic of China (Taiwan)
  90. Benjamin Mkapa President (1995-2006) United Republic of Tanzania
  91. His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso Dalia Lama (1950- ) Central Tibetan Administration (Govt in Exile)
  92. Mehdi Jomaa Prime Minister (2014- ) Tunisian Republic
  93. Abdullah Gül President (2007- ) Republic of Turkey
  94. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Prime Minister (2003- ) Republic of Turkey
  95. *Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister (1979-90) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  96. John Major Prime Minister (1990-1997) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  97. Tony Blair Prime Minister (1997-2007) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  98. David Cameron Prime Minister (2010- ) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  99. Mikhail Gorbachev   President (1990-1991) United Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia)
  100. Richard M. Nixon President (1969-1974) United States of America
  101. Gerald R. Ford President (1974-1976) United States of America
  102. Betty Ford     First Lady (1974-1976)
  103. Jimmy Carter President (1976-1981) United States of America
  104. Rosalynn Carter First Lady (1976-1981)
  105. Walter Mondale Vice President (1976-1981)
  106. Ronald Reagan President (1981-1989) United States of America
  107. Nancy Reagan First Lady (1981-1989)
  108. George H.W. Bush President (1989-1993) United States of America
  109. Barbara Bush First Lady (1989-1993)
  110. Dan Quayle Vice President (1989-1993)
  111. Bill Clinton President (1993-2001) United States of America
  112. Kaplan Collection – Page 5
  113. Hillary R. Clinton First Lady (1993-2001)
  114. Al Gore Vice President (1993-2001)
  115. George W. Bush President (2001-2009) United States of America
  116. Laura Bush First Lady (2001-2009)
  117. Dick Cheney Vice President (2001-2009)
  118. Barack Obama President (2009- ) United States of America
  119. Michelle Obama First Lady (2009- )
  120. Joe Biden Vice President (2009- )

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