A Major League Baseball (MLB) slot value is the MLB recommended bonus for each specific pick in the first five rounds of the draft. Each year, bonus values in the first five rounds fluctuate, with some players receiving bonuses over slot and others receiving bonuses under slot. A team has the potential to be fined if they exceed the slot value assigned by the Commissioner's office.
Major League Baseball more DesiredThe value of a Signature on a Major League ball could have a higher value than a signature on a "regular baseball" but the value will ultimately fall upon the quality of the signature, and the type of authenticity that accompanies it. A Major League baseball would be more desired for the signature resulting in a higher value. The condition of the ball would be a larger factor on value overall. Because the Major league baseball is more desired it doesn't always translate into a higher value. The signature, and how well it displays dictates the value.
An Official National League Warren Giles baseball in excellent condition is worth about $200. An Official American League William Harridge baseball in excellent condition could sell as high as $500. Without a letter of provenance proving that the baseball was used in a Major League game it will sell at the price of a used baseball, not a "Game Used" baseball. Value will vary based on the condition of the baseball. For more information on Major League basebaalls see Related Links below.
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.
The most preferred baseball to have a player sign that will lead to a higher value, would be an Official Major League baseball from the League the player played in, that was used during the ballplayer's playing days.Spalding along with the Reach label was producing Major league baseball for about 100 years until Rawlings took over around 1970, and the Rawlings company have been making major league baseballs ever since.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, made by Spalding. If The signature was acquired on a modern day Major League baseball made by Rawlings then it will have a lower value, but the bulk of the value will still rely on the signature. A signature of a modern day ballplayer would be most preferred on a Rawlings baseball.The same would be for team signed baseballs. A team signed baseball will have a higher value if signed on an Official Major League baseball from that era, and league. For more information on Major League baseballs see Related Links below.
If you have a signed team baseball it would have a high value as signed baseballs before 1920 are very rare. The team or players would be needed to give you a value. If you have an Official Major League Baseball from 1912 it could be worth about $750. -$1,200. or more depending on condition and if it's a National league or American League baseball.
The type, and age would be needed to put a value on the baseball. If it is an official Major League baseball it could be dated by the signature of the League President stamped on the ball. American League baseballs with the Reach Trademark had Red & Blue stitching, up until about 1934/35 when both leagues started to use red stitching only. Spalding along with the Reach label was producing Major league baseball for about 100 years until Rawlings took over around 1970, and Rawlings have been making major league baseballs ever since. See Related Links below for a price guide on Vintage Major League baseballs.
To come up with a value for the National League baseball you will have to find out what year the baseball was made. By identifying the league president that is stamped on the baseball you can determine when the baseball was made.Some time around 1876, Albert G. Spalding and his brother, J. Walter Spalding, obtained the right to produce the official National League baseball, which they would continue to produce for the next 100 years.the National League Spalding Trademark baseballs had Black & Red stitching up until about 1934/35 when both league started using red stitching only. National League Spaldingbaseballs along with the American League Reach label was producing Major league baseball for about 100 years until Rawlings took over around 1970, and Rawlings have been making major league baseballs ever since.See Related Links below for an Official major League baseball dating & price guide complete with pictures and a list of league presidents.
An official major league ball signed by Frank howard would be worth about $35-$40.
An official major league baseball should be worth around $100, depending on condition. RIP, Bird.
Bo Diaz is a Major League Baseball player. He was a catcher for the Boston Red Sox. As of 2014, a signed Bo Diaz baseball is valued at $250.
The book 'Who's Who in Major League Baseball' by Harold Johnson was actually published in 1935. An original copy of this book could be worth as much as $600-$700.
The value of team signed baseballs rely on the Key Signatures or in this case a player(s) that have made it to the Major Leagues. The bulk of the value will be based on this. If there are no Major League player on this baseball, the baseball could have a higher value if sold locally in the Newark area as being desired by a local fan.