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Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MJ Emigh 9 hours ago. 7 Replies

What are your thoughts on grading autographs/baseballs?I am torn on the subject. I see the major auction houses put their perceived grade when describing the autographed baseballs, such as…Continue

Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Jan 8. 6 Replies

Wondering your thoughts on this early signature of Joe D. It is on a Spaulding Joe D model baseball. Seller believes it is from 1936–1940 range.I couldn't find any info on this model ball from the…Continue

Tags: DiMaggio, Joe

Babe Ruth and G.C. Alexander duel-signed baseball

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Jan 3. 5 Replies

Looking to purchase this ball online from reputable auction house. 1920's Babe Ruth & Grover Cleveland Alexander Dual-Signed Baseball. Perhaps saw action at Sportsman's Park in either the 1926 or…Continue

Tags: Ruth, Babe

Number of UDA Mickey Mantle No. 7 balls

Started May 15, 2017 0 Replies

Does anybody know the date range and number of baseballs Mickey Mantle signed for UDA?Continue

 

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MJ Emigh replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
""If you want something done right, do it yourself." At least if you make and sign them yourself, you'll know they're authentic."
9 hours ago
terrier8HOF replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"agree!"
13 hours ago
Eric K Longo replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"Perhaps if "I" were making/selling them...;)"
13 hours ago
terrier8HOF replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"I agree with Steve, I see no value in grading a signed baseball.  None."
13 hours ago
Eric K Longo replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"Re-posted for spelling. Well, I was gonna write something about this because it is something I think about (sig and item signed are ultimately inextricable - an extreme example would be Sharpie on Velvet) but I will take a shorter route as I am…"
15 hours ago
Steve Zarelli replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"Grading has been discussed here many times. Generally, it is not seen favorably and more of a marketing gimmick for "registry type" collectors. Two points: The grading standards seem inconsistent to nonsensical. We've seen signatures…"
16 hours ago
John DeAngelis posted a discussion

Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?

What are your thoughts on grading autographs/baseballs?I am torn on the subject. I see the major auction houses put their perceived grade when describing the autographed baseballs, such as “...pairing a 10/10 blue ballpoint signature and a pearly white OAL (Brown) ball..." I know that's their opinion and more likely than not, a bit of an oversell to make the ball a bit more desirable.I understand the grading process for sports cards, but baseballs? The cards are encapsulated in a tamper-proof…See More
21 hours ago
Woody2Shoes replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"It's more common than you think. I've seen some single signed Ruth baseballs go for tremendous amounts that were the color of freshly fallen snow. Like powder. They weren't produced in that color and yet 70 to 90 years later, here…"
Jan 8
John DeAngelis replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"Ya know, I was thinking that as well. But I have no idea on how baseballs are cleaned or how to tell. I always wonder when I see a ball from the 1920s and 30s and it is snow white, yet the stamping is fading. Personally, I like an old ball to…"
Jan 7
Eric K Longo replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"+1"
Jan 7
Woody2Shoes replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"The ball looks cleaned. Chemically. Causing the manufacturer stamp and signature to fade."
Jan 7
John DeAngelis replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"Thanks, I think I'm going to pass. I don't know enough about Joe D's signatures to make that kind of investment. I remember reading abut someone in this group wrote a book about vintage autograph exemplars, but can't remember…"
Jan 7
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John DeAngelis replied to David R Upchurch's discussion Mickey Mantle baseball signature authentic???
"David, post your sale in the Buy/Sell/Trade blog on this site. You might have a better chance of selling it there. Or you could sell it through Ebay. Keep in mind that someone will need to pay to get it certified and/or graded to realize maximum…"
Jan 7
terrier8HOF replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"that is not a 30's Dimaggio style, its too flamboyant.  Also be careful, make sure that really is hand signed."
Jan 7
John DeAngelis posted a discussion

Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball

Wondering your thoughts on this early signature of Joe D. It is on a Spaulding Joe D model baseball. Seller believes it is from 1936–1940 range.I couldn't find any info on this model ball from the 1930s.It is singed with a steel point fountain pen in black period ink.My questions, other than your general thoughts on this ball, are how rare are early Joe D signatures, could it be confirmed that this is from the 1930s, and what is the long-term investment potential on something like…See More
Jan 7

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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I was selling an autographed baseball on eBay when perch712 informed me that it was a forgery. He posted the link to this forum. (I have since taken down the item)
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
perch712
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I collect autographed baseballs and vintage baseball cards (no autos)Most of my ball collection is made up of Mantles and 2004 World Series single-signed balls. Most received in person. (the Red Sox, not Mantle)
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Mickey Mantle No. 7 ball. COA from JSA. I traded a Williams/Mantle/DiMaggio ball for it.
Why do you collect?
always been a fan of autographed balls, now I have the means
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Abe Lincoln

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