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Sports Memorabilia

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    Sports Memorabilia


    Helping my folks clean out their basement, come across a baseball in its original box. I ask what it is. "Oh, your father's uncle gave it to him when he was 5 or 6". I take it out of the box...."Mom, did you know this is signed by Babe Ruth?" "Do you think if we sell it we can pay to have the house painted?"

    The patent stamp on it places it from 1930, and the signature sure looks like the real thing. Needless to say I am taking it to be authenticated asap (if real, I am pretty sure it will pay to have the house painted!!).

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

    Not that I know anything about it but I did a quick google search out of curiosity... depending on condition it looks like you could buy a whole new house.

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

    No kidding!

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

    Careful who you show that too. People are A-holes

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco61 View Post
    Careful who you show that too. People are A-holes
    Good advice.

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco61 View Post
    Careful who you show that too. People are A-holes
    Yup. And if/when you get it appraised/authenticated, do NOT let it out of your site...

    On the other hand, it COULD be merely a mass produced, stamped "collectible"...

    Either way, protect it until you know exactly what you're sitting on!

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    Just call the Baseball hall of fame and speak with a curator. I did this after finding a Pre-Louisville slugger soft ball bat from the early 1930ish......She was a wealth of knowledge and was very aware of its origin. No cost.....but it was a softball bat and really had no value sadly. But does look like a museum piece. That’s what I would do....as they are an unbiased form of appraisal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    Just call the Baseball hall of fame and speak with a curator. I did this after finding a Pre-Louisville slugger soft ball bat from the early 1930ish......She was a wealth of knowledge and was very aware of its origin. No cost.....but it was a softball bat and really had no value sadly. But does look like a museum piece. That’s what I would do....as they are an unbiased form of appraisal.
    GREAT idea!

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    Make sure you have a fast kid on stand-by to pickle The Beast, just in case...

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

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    Here is a picture of the ball. It wasn't a game ball because it is in it's original box (which is in incredible condition). It's been in my father's basement for 70 years! I have a friend on Long Island who collects Yankee autographs (mostly on photos) and he says this matches his authenticated autograph perfectly. We have an appointment to have it authenticated on September 9th, but calling the Hall of Fame is a great idea.

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

    how cool! looking forward to the follow up

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    Gonna a be a long 30 days! Called the HoF but they weren't much help.

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonk! View Post
    Gonna a be a long 30 days! Called the HoF but they weren't much help.
    They probably get SO many calls about bogus product...

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    Re: Sports Memorabilia

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonk! View Post
    Gonna a be a long 30 days! Called the HoF but they weren't much help.
    Dammm.....

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