The most preferred Baseball to have a player sign would be an Official Major League Baseball from the League the player played in, that was used during the ball players playing days. The older baseballs could be dated by the signature of the League President stamped on the ball. For example: Willie Mays played from 1951-1973. If you were planning to acquire a Willie Mays signature you would try to find a 1951-1969 Warren Giles Official national League Baseball. The baseball alone would cost you about $200. but it would also add value to your signature. You can also opt to go with a 1970-1986 Charles Feeny Official National League Baseball which was used at the end of Mays' career. This ball would cost you about $60. Your next choice should be an Official Major League baseball made after his playing days. This would be acceptable as well. The same would be for team signed baseballs. A team from the 1980s, a 1980s baseball. (same League) You could find these baseballs on eBay. Just make sure that the ball you purchase is clean, and like new. I would not use a plain baseball or team logo baseball. It would be cheaper but then so would the value of your autograph. I will leave a link to an Official Baseball Dating & price Guide. This will help you identify the baseball you are looking for and estimated value.
The best baseballs are Rawlings leather baseballs. These baseballs are found at Dicks Sporting Goods. Rawlings leather baseballs are the baseballs the pro's use.
I'm sure they sold souvenir baseballs with stamped signatures. I don't know if they sold authentic hand signed baseballs towards the later days that the Stadium was open. If the baseball was bought before the 1990's chances are greater that it is a souvenir stamped baseball. Ballparks have only recently started to sell authentic hand signed baseballs in souvenirs shops. With a stamped signature baseball the ink would be too consistent. When you sign your name, you use different angles, and pressure as you sign. This is more evident when signing with sharpie. Some parts of the signature will be darker, or lighter depending on the pressure you put on the pen, or sharpie. With a stamped signature it is usually all the same density, and thickness. When you cross a "T", or at the end of your signature you might tail off as you come off the page. A stamped signature might start, and end with no variation at all.
No, it is a fake copy of his actual signature. The commissoner's name is Allan "Bud" Selig.
The best brand of baseballs are made by Spalding. These are very high quality and they perform almost like Major League Baseballs.
Souvenir baseballs with stamped signature will vary in price based on the team, players, and era it is from. Newer souvenir baseballs from the 1980's and up sell for $10-$15 more if they are from a championship team or have key players on the ball. Pre 80's baseballs sell in the $20 - $35 price range and Pre 70s as high as $100. depending on the team and the noted players. Stamped signature baseballs that are part of a advertising premium can sell for more again depending on the player(s) that appear on the ball, era, and the company that issued the premium. Balls accompanied with the original ads will sell for more.
You will find plenty of signed baseballs on eBay. Be careful not to buy any signatures that have not been properly authenticated. For a little more money you can buy off a reputable dealer like steiner sports as they stand behind the signature and can be easily contacted if you have a problem.
Souvenir baseballs with stamped facsimile signature will vary in value based on the team, players, and era it is from. Newer souvenir baseballs from the 1980's and up sell for $10-$15 more if they are from a championship team or have key players on the ball. Pre 80's baseballs sell in the $20 - $35 price range and Pre 70s as high as $100. depending on the team and the noted players. Facsimile printed signature baseballs that are part of a advertising premium can sell for more again depending on the player(s) that appear on the ball, era, and the company that issued the premium. These balls accopanied with the original ads will sell for more.
Assuming the signature is authentic, the value and interest to collectors becomes a function of: 1) the clarity, legibility and overall condition of the signature, 2) the size and placement of the signature, and possibly 3) the provenance - meaning the who, what, when and where of its history. Items genuinely signed by Babe Ruth are always in demand, particularly baseballs, but demand has increased for "cut" signatures recently, as they offer collectors many more options for display than baseballs and photos. Depending upon the aforementioned variables, a genuine Babe Ruth signature may be worth several hundred dollars to approximately $1000. In terms of assessing and appraising such a signature, a photo is extremely helpful and worth the proverbial thousand words.
Baseballs such as the ones used in the early days of baseball like the "lemon Peal" style can be worth 1,000's of dollars.Official Major League baseballs can have a high value depending on the era the baseball was made and the condition. You need to identify the type of baseball and the age to find a value. Official Major League baseballs can be dated by identifying the League president's signature that is printed on the ball.
1964 New York Yankees Stamped Signature BaseballSouvenir team baseballs with Stamped signatures have been made and sold at ballparks, for at least as far back as 1950. The baseball you have can be a stamped signature baseball. A Stamped signature will usually have the same density, and thickness throughout, and the signature will start, and end with no variation at all.See Related Links below for samples of souvenir stamped signature baseballs including one from 1965. Check the signatures on your ball to the signatures on the 1965 ball as they will use the same stamp for multiple years. If they are exactly the same you know for sure that you have a souvenir baseball.
With a stamped signature baseball the ink would be too consistent. When you sign your name, you use different angles, and pressure as you sign. This is more evident when signing with sharpie. Some parts of the signature will be darker, or lighter depending on the pressure you put on the pen. With a stamped signature it is usually all the same density, and thickness. When you cross a "T", or at the end of your signature you might tail off as you come off the page. A stamped signature might start, and end with no variation at all.The best thing to do is find other baseballs with stamped signatures, that have the same players. If the signatureas are exactly the same then you will know for sure.
A signature role is a role that an actor is best known for. For instance, Humphrey Bogart's Signature role is Rick in Casablanca.
Stamped or Facsimile Signature BaseballsSouvenir Baseballs, with stamped Autographs were Sold at ballparks across the country. These souvenir baseballs have been a fan favorite for decades, and is one of the first souvenirs kids get when they go to their first Major league baseball game. Most of them have been used to submission, or the signatures faded over the years. But the few that make it through the years are desirable. The value of stamped signature souvenir baseballs will vary based on the team and year issued. In General newer souvenir baseballs in excellent - Near Mint condition from the 1980's through the present sell for $10-$15. Souvenir baseballs from 1970 -1979 about $20.00 - $35.00 and Pre 1970's as high as $100. Vintage souvenir baseballs featuring players like Aaron, Clemente, Mantle & Maris could sell for more.Other facsimile (stamped) baseballs could be premiums that were given away with baseball gloves, or made available through special offers. These baseball will be worth more especially if it is accompanied with the original offer or advertising.See Related Links below for examples of souvenir baseballs dating from the 1950's - 1990's
You can buy photos at any sports memorabilia store and baseballs at any store that sells sporting goods. I get baseballs at Wal Mart and have players sign them at Red Sox Spring Training.
Sharpie is not recommended for use to sign baseballs. The porous properties of the cover will absorb the ink, and the signature will tend to bleed. But Yes I have seen signatures on baseballs that did not bleed into the cover, or at least not too bad. The signature will come out thick, as opposed to a "clean" sharp signature, as if it were signed with a ballpoint pen. When you get a baseball signed with a Sharpie you are taking the chance that the signature will come out sloppy. If the player signing the baseball signs slowly the more the ink will bleed or thicken the signature. A quick written signature will be more sharp, and clean but then you are relying on the artistic talent of the player signing. This will be evident if you take a marker or Sharpie, and quickly put a dot onto a paper towel. then take the marker and put a dot on the paper towel, but leave the marker in contact with the paper towel longer. You will be left with a blot, and not a dot. On the baseball the Sharpie signed signature could also continue to bleed well after it was signed. until the ink is completely dry. This bleeding (thinning out) could also lead to the signature fading quicker over time. Blue ballpoint pen has proven to hold up better against fading than other colored inks. Part of the value of a signature is how well the signature displays, and how sharp it is. A sloppy Sharpie signature is not as sharp as a Ballpoint pen. If you find top companies online that do large volume player signings you will notice that the baseballs are all signed with blue ballpoint pen. Follow the experts, and stay away from signing the baseball with Sharpie. Keep the signature away from sun light. Even reflected sun light will take it's toll over time. The Ideal conditions for display would be indirect lighting, at a room temperature of 65 - 70 degrees, and 50% humidity. Always check your signatures periodically for signs of fading or deterioration, and avoid excessive handling.
You may find prices on single signed baseballs, as well as team signed baseballs on my website KeyMan Collectibles. See Related Links below for the link. The team signed baseball price guide includes a list of key signatures as well as links to full team rosters year by year. Prices are based on average prices of recently sold, and closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signatures. Signatures hat have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. There are many factors to conceder before putting a value on an autographed baseball by simply looking up the value in a price guide. The strength of the authenticity that accompanies the signature will effect the price. Condition of both the baseball, and the signature could be the most important factor of all providing that the signature is authentic. The signature should be strong, and bold, as opposed to faded and hard to see. In the case of a baseball Blue ball point pen would be most preferred over sharpie which tends to bleed making for a sloppy signature. Sharpie would be most preferred on a bat, or Photo. You might also find the answers to your questions right here at WikiAnswers. There are many questions relating to signed baseballs already answered including; single signed, dual signed, multi signed, and team signed baseballs.
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If the umpire really ran out of baseballs, the game would have to be stopped until a baseball could be found. If he runs out of new baseballs, he would have to use the best ones that could be found. He should inform the managers of the situation and get them to agree to use older balls until new ones could be obtained.
A picture of you with the signer. Otherwise one needs a letter of authenticity.
All baseballs used in Major League games have the Official Major League Seal on them, and a replica signature of the current commissioner.
Rawlings baseballs are the official baseballs used in the major leagues. BPL
The Selmer 'Signature' is the best.
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. Books are often autographed at book signings when the player releases a book. The majority of books are signed on the inside, but it would be more valuable if signed on the cover for display purposes. A signed book cover will sell at about 40.-60 percent the price of a signed baseball, and about 30.-40 percent if signed on the inside of the book. The percentage of the price could also vary based on the popularity of the player, and how sought after the signature is.
The value of a single baseball player's signature is based on the demand for the individual's signature. Value is determined by the 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.The value of multi signed baseballs (more than one players signature) cannot be priced by the value of each signature added up. Multi signed baseballs are valued as a group of signatures, and how desired that group is as a whole. This does not necessarily mean that two signatures will sell for less than one, but in most cases it does, or at least not the full value of the two signatures added up.Team signed baseballs will vary in value based on the team, the year the team played and the number of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the baseball with key signatures the more valuable. Key Signatures are the most important signature or signatures on a team signed Item or baseball. The signatures of the key players that define the team for that year. The team stars or most desired autographs.The item signed and how well the item displays the signature will also effect the value of a baseball players 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.
7 baseballs fit across the front of home plate making it 7 baseballs wide.