answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer
Signed Baseball Cards vs Un-Signed

A signature does not increase the collectible value of a Baseball card. Once a card is signed the signature (not the card) becomes the collectible, and holds the bulk of the value. The baseball card is used to display the signature, and the value will be effected by how well the signature is displayed.

In general, collectors of baseball cards would rather have a baseball card without the signature. The signature would be considered as a flaw in the condition of the card and will lower the value of the card as a collectible. If the signature has a lower value than the card it will lower the value of the card. The un-signed card will have a higher value.

This is why it is not a good idea to have an expensive card signed. Signatures have a higher value on a baseball than on a card. Signed baseball cards sell at about 10-30 percent the value of a signed baseball. The percentage will vary based on the popularity and rarity of the signature.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the value increase of a signed baseball card vs regualer card?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

What is the value of a Roberto clemente baseball that is NOT a single signed ball?

If the baseball is "multi-signed", and not "single signed" you would have to name the other players that signed the baseball to get an approximate value.


What is the value of a baseball signed by Luke Appling?

You can buy an Appling signed baseball with a COA for 80 dollars.


What is the value of a baseball signed by Cap Anson?

The value of a baseball signed by Cap Anson is between $400 and $600. The value depends with a few factors like the geographical location.


What is the value of a Hanley Ramirez autographed baseball?

depends on what type of baseball he signed, how he signed it and also what type of pen he used and where on the baseball.


How much is a signed 2002 real baseball card?

The value of the 2002 baseball card will rely on who signed the card. Once a collectible baseball card is signed the value of the card dramatically goes down as a collectible. The card then becomes an Item to display the signature. The bulk of the value relies on the value of the signature of the player that signed the card, and how well the card displays the signature. In general a signed baseball card is worth about 30% - 40% the price of a signed baseball or the same price of a signed 8 x 10 photo. A high valued card can add some value.


What is the value for tom glavin's signed baseball card and baseball?

16,000


What is the value of Jacoby Ellsbury signed baseball?

about $200


What is the value of a baseball signed by Anthony Young?

about $5


What is value of baseball signed by Eduardo Alfonso?

100.00


What is the value of a baseball signed by Alvin Dark?

25


What is the value of a 1998 Atlanta Braves signed baseball bat?

It depends on who it's signed by.


Should a pre-signed baseball card be signed authentically?

To have a pre-signed (facsimile signature) baseball card "hand signed" as opposed to a baseball card without a "pre signed" signature "hand signed" is not the question, rather should you have a baseball card signed at all? It is not always a good idea to have a baseball card signed. Collectible items could add value to the price of a signature but not always. As in the case of a baseball card, generally a collector of baseball cards would rather have a baseball card without the signature. The signature would be considered as a flaw in the condition of the card and will lower the value. A collector of signatures will not always pay extra for the "collectible" baseball card. The autograph collectors main concern is displaying the signature. This is why it is not a good idea to have an expensive baseball card signed. You could devalue the price of the card, and get less for it. Even if the baseball card has a low value today, if the price goes up in the future the value will be diminished by the signature. Once a collectible baseball card is signed the value of the card dramatically goes down as a collectible. The card then becomes an Item to display the signature. The bulk of the value relies on the value of the signature of the player that signed the card, and how well the card displays the signature. If you feel that the card will have no future value then you will be doing no harm. Then if the card is "pre signed" or not will effect the value as how well the hand signed signature is displayed, If the "pre-signed" signature does not distract from the hand signed signature. The signature should be bold and standout in contrast to the printing on the baseball card. In general a signed baseball card is worth about 30% - 40% the price of a signed baseball or the same price of a signed 8 x 10 photo. A high valued baseball card might add some value to the signature, but the signature is the collectible not the card.