This is a No No. Do not try to remove a signature or "ink" from a baseball. You will most likely do more harm to it. Restoration to any collectible should be left to the expert that has experience with that type of work, and to this day I have never heard of anyone that restores baseballs or signatures. If you try to remove ink from a signed baseball the ink might lighten, but will spread to a larger area of the ball. It will bleed into the baseball. What ever you use to remove the stain will have no problem removing the signatures as well. If any liquid comes in contact with the signatures, your baseball will look like a wet piece of mail. If you are trying to remove an unwanted signature from a baseball you will not be able to do so cleanly. you will cause some damage to the baseball, and the "Ghost" of the old signature will be apparent. If you have the baseball re signed by another player this will lower the value of the new signature. You will be better off buying a new baseball.
The collectable value of a baseball card is reduced by the signature. The signatures is viewed by card collectors as a flaw in the condition of the card. After it is signed the value will rely on the value of the signature. This is why it is not a good idea to have an expensive card signed. Autographed baseball cards sell at about the price of a signed 8x10 photo or less or about 40 percent the value of a signed baseball (or less) A thin (fine) point Sharpie would be most preferred for the signature. A signature signed with Sharpie would stand out better. If the signature is too thick, on the smaller card, it might make for a sloppy signature, and ruin the display, lowing the price. The color that should be used would be a color that stands out in contrast to the baseball card. in most cases blue would be preferred. Using a ballpoint pen on a baseball card could work, and make for a better "clean signature" but, it could also leave an indent in the card.
In some cases a single signed baseball of a noted player is worth more than a multi signed baseball with the same player of note. In this case the Mickey Mantle signature would be the most valuable, and the key signature with the other Hall of Fame players on this baseball. I would categorize this baseball as a "Mickey Mantle Multi signed Hall of Fame baseball" And this would be part of the explanation of why a Mickey Mantle single signed baseball would be more valuable than a Multi signed HOF baseball. Value is based on the price collectors pay for an Item. There are more collectors of Mickey Mantle memorabilia, and his signature is more sought after than the other HOF'ers on this baseball. You have to treat this as two separate items. A Mickey Mantle single signed baseball, and a Multi signed baseball. There are less collectors of Hall of Fame multi signed signatures, than collectors of a Mickey Mantle signature. Therefor a Mickey Mantle Signed baseball will sell at a higher price. A collector of a Mickey Mantle signed baseball might prefer the signature by itself, may not desire the other signatures, and will not pay extra for the others or just pay less for the less desired baseball. This is why you cannot add up the value of each signature to come up with a value. A single signed Mickey Mantle Baseball is worth about $400..-$800. I checked an auction house for Mickey Mantle Multi signed baseballs and found 5 baseballs that sold between $131. - $896 averaging around $350. Of cause the signatures that appear on each baseball are different, and will effect the value, as well as the type of authenticity that accompanies the signatures, and condition. Which signature that appears on the "sweet spot" will also effect the value. The baseball that sold for $896. was in great condition, strong signatures, PSA/DNA authenticated, and had the following signatures: Mantle, Herman, Spahn, Koufax, Sewell, Musial, Killebrew, Palmer, Berra, Banks, Marichal, Mays, Lemon, Aparicio, Ford, Aaron and Frank Robinson. With three signatures in common with your baseball with some similar signatures, but more. Two Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider Multi-Signed Baseballs. (NY center Fielders) very desired Willie Mickey and the Duke baseball sold for $334. and $448. This baseball with only three signature might be more desired than the baseball you have. A Mickey Mantle, Wally Post, Ted Kluszewski, and Gus Bell, very sloppy condition sold for sold for $167 Your baseball should do much better that this, and based on the information from these auction I would say that your baseball if properly authenticated in excellent+ condition should be worth at least $350.-$500. signatures that are not authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. If the signatures are not authenticated, and if you do not no the origin of the baseball, be sure that the signatures are hand signed, and not facsimile (stamped) signatures. For more info on facsimile signatures, and autographed baseballs read my newsletter "How Much is my autographed baseball" I will leave a couple of links below.
The size, the quality of the paper, and how well it displays the signatures will effect the value. The signed "Paper"might be based in value somewhere between a cut signature to an 8 x 10 Photo. The better the "Paper" displays the signatures the closer it will be of value to a signed photo. Signatures will vary in price based on condition, the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature, the item signed, and how well the item displays the signature. Baseballs are the most common, and preferred by collectors because of it's connection to the game, low cost, availability and it displays the signature well. The signed baseball represents the average price for a signature, and by deducting or adding from this price for the Item signed accordingly will give you a good idea on value.The lowest priced signed item would be for a "cut Signature." A cut signature is a signature on a piece of paper, or "cut" from a larger piece. Index cards are the next step up, and both sell at a fraction (about 10%-20%) the price of an autographed baseball. Autograph photos typically sell at about 40-60 percent the price of a baseball with bats, uniform Jersey's and equipment selling at a higher price due to the higher cost of the item, rarity and display.In general if an autographed baseball is worth $100. the same autograph on a 8 x 10 photo $50. a cut signature $20. on a bat $150. The percentage of the price could also vary based on the popularity of the player, and how sought after the signature is.A 1969 Atlanta Braves Team Signed Baseball with the key signatures: Aaron, Niekro, Cepeda, Evans, and Wilhelm is worth about $200.-$300. For a signed sheet of paper the value might be between 10-30 percent the price of the baseball. the value might be less If the paper is browning due to age. How well the signatures stand out in contrast to the color of the paper (if any) will effect the price as well. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signatures. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the item with key signatures the more valuable. Signatures that are not properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less.
A Pete Rose signed baseball glove is worth about $50.-$100. Prices will vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. Signatures that are not properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. The placement of the signature on the glove and it's display will effect the value. The better the display the more valuable. Pete Rose signs autographs for a living, and is often found in Las Vegas doing so. There are plenty of Pete Rose signatures on the market to go around.
i think the signature is better because it is all black and it comes with better colours
A Tony La Russa signed baseball Glove is worth about $60.-$75. Price will vary based on the model, quality, and condition of the glove, and the placement of the signature on the glove. The better the signature displays on the glove the more valuable. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Signatures that have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less.
The 1941 World Series Champs were the New York Yankees, and the value of the baseball would be determined by the condition of the "several signatures" that appear on the baseball, and the number of key signatures. A 1941 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball with the key signatures: McCarthy, Rizzuto, Dickey, DiMaggio, Ruffing, and Gomez is worth about $900.-$1,500. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the baseball with key signatures the more valuable.If the baseball is inscribed "1941 World Series Champs"and it interferes with the display of the key signatures it could lower the value. The better the key signatures display on the baseball (sweet spot) the more desired it will be. If the signatures are not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less. For more information on team signed baseballs, links to full team rosters, key signatures, and price guide visit the link below (Related Links)
i think a signature would be better
Normal Webkinz is better
A 2002 Anaheim Angels Team Signed Baseball with the key signatures: Salmon, Anderson, Erstad, Glaus, and Percival is worth about $800.-$1,100.. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the baseball with key signatures the more valuable. It cannot be proven that the baseball was used in a World Series game, and will not sell as such. If the baseball is a game used baseball it could bring the value down. A white, clean near mint condition baseball wil bring top dollar, as it will display the signatures better. The value of the baseball is based on the signatures not the baseball. A dirty ball will not be desired. If the signatures are not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less. For more information on team signed baseballs, links to full team rosters, key signatures, and price guide visit the following page from the link I left below.
A Derek Jeter signed bat is worth about $400.-$500. The most preferred bat for a signature is a bat closest to the size, and model the player used. The better the quality of the bat the higher collectors value it will have. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. Signatures that have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. Signatures authenicated by Steiner Sports will bring top dollar In a recent auction a Derek Jeter signed baseball bat sold for $480.00