Advertising featuring ballplayers do have a collectors value. The value could range from ten dollars to 1,000's of dollars depending on the player, product, type of advertisement, age, and rarity. Everything has a value, from newspaper, and magazine ads to store counter top signs, window or floor displays, and premiums. Yogi Berra did a lot of promoting for Yoo-Hoo, and there are many advertisements that do well on the collectors market. I need more details on the "advertising flyer from 1970" that you have to help you with a value. You can see Related Links below for information on other Yogi Berra ads featuring a matchbook, cardboard sign, and even a promotional clock.
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It would be awesome to fly on a plane just for an interview so yes it would - they wouldn't fly you in for an interview if they weren't very interested in you. But keep in mind - they may be flying in other candidates for interviews, too. "It ain't over till it's over" - Yogi Berra.
1950 New York Yankees Team Signed BaseballA 1950 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball with the key signatures: Stengel, Rizzuto, DiMaggio, Berra, Mize, Martin, Ford, Bauer, and Woodling is worth about $1,200.-$1,600. 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 signatures are not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less.The signature "Ed Ford" could be a signed that you have a souvenir baseball with stamped signatures. The ball would most likely also have a" Larry Berra" signature. Ford, and Berra typically sign Whitey, and Yogi. If you do have a souvenir baseball it could have a value of about $100. or more depending on condition.
Charlie Gehringer "The Mechanical Man" was very mechanical. I viewed dozens of auction, including signed baseballs, team baseballs, photo albums, Perez-Steel Cards, photos, and so on, and all but three were signed Chas. The three exceptions were signed "C Gehringer" Some ballplayers like Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron signed their names differently early in their career. For example Yogi, signed Larry Berra very early in his career, and at some point signed Yogi exclusively. If you find a Larry Berra signature from the late 1950's on you most likely ran into a facsimile stamped signature. Most of the signatures I viewed were signed after 1929. If you find a signature from a earlier date is possible you might come across a Charles Gehringer signature. He might have also signed "Charles" on legal document or pay checks. (Didn't find any) The one item I found signed Charles Gehringer was a facsimile signature on a 1934 poster. see Related Links below for the picture from Wikipedia. The one baseball bat I found was Stamped Chas. Gehringer.
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First thing you should do is determine if the signature are hand signed or Facsimile stamped signatures as would appear on a promotional or 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.See Related Links below for links to New York Yankees souvenir baseballs from this era with stamped signatures. Compare the signatures and if the signatures are exactly the same you have a replica. Other signs of stamped signatures would be players like Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford. If Yogi Berra is signed Larry Berra, and Whitey Ford is signed Ed Ford, chances are that they are stamped. If the signatures are hand signed find signatures on line that have been properly authenticated, and compare them to yours. If you feel comfortable that they can be authentic then proceed to have them authenticated by a reputable company like PSA/DNA or JSA. Signatures that have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less.
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