Baseball Signed by 11 Members of Original 1939 HOF Induction Class Could Set Record

PSA-authenticated ball could become most valuable one in history There are signed baseballs and then are SIGNED baseballs. The particular multi-signed baseball that’s featured in this entry is certainly one worth screaming about (yes, in all CAPS). Not only does…

The Scrawl That Starts It All

  Baseballs Provide a Perfect Presentation for Autographs One of the best surfaces upon which to obtain an autograph is a baseball. Just buy an official MLB game ball – complete with its machine-stamped, facsimile signature of MLB Commissioner Robert…

When Is the Right Time to Sell?

Dumping One’s Collection Can Be Emotionally Draining I’ve asked myself this question a hundred times over the past 10 years: When is the right time to sell? As a sports memorabilia collector for the past 30 years, I’ve acquired my…

Signature Preservation: Before, During and After

Here are some keys to obtaining autographs and keeping them in good condition Having been around this hobby for the past three decades, I’ve noticed a few things when it comes to signature preservation. The preparation and hunt in getting…

The Evolution of Mickey Mantle’s Signature

  To this day, the name Mickey Mantle conjures up images of baseball’s Golden Age. A switch-hitter that could crush the ball from both sides of the plate, “The Mick” was, and is, a symbol of America’s favorite pastime. And…

eBay Autographs: PSA/DNA Peace of Mind

  Here’s something that will no doubt help collectors out in a big way! It’s regarding an area of the industry that’s difficult to monitor, especially for unsuspecting buyers: autographs. Have you ever been hesitant about purchasing an autographed item…

Learning Curve: Landing My First Autograph

  It may sound trivial, but good manners really do go a long way. Over more than 25 years of collecting players’ autographs, I’ve found that the honest approach remains the best. And by that, I mean, ask for an…

Expensive Pursuit: Chasing Steve Jobs’ Signature

  When it comes to collecting autographs, it’s never easy finding previously signed documents by the dearly departed. Unless, of course, you have some extra dough to pay for these rarities when they come up for public auction. Or, better…