. . . is a baseball autographed by Ted Williams, which he received when the two met and exchanged war stories -- literally -- back in 1997. According to the article, Democratic hopeful Bill Richardson said the same thing -- a ball Williams signed for him when he was a kid. Seeing as though a ball signed by Williams would qualify as almost anyone's most prized possession, I'll give them both the benefit of the doubt.
Still, I can't help but wonder if Red Sox schwag would be the answer to that question if one of the first, most important primaries of the presidential race were held in, say, California instead of New England.