This week we will be going over baseball memorabilia, starting a two-part series.
First, autographed baseballs. The prices I give you will be for balls with certification. These are just Phillies players, if you would like prices of anyone else, contact me and I will gladly give you a price.
You may have noticed that all of these former Phillies are Hall of Famers. Some are much more rare than others and keep in mind that if they are deceased, the price keeps going up.
Now, let's check out some of the retired Phillies who aren't yet in the Hall of Fame:
One name that needs to be mentioned is Shoeless Joe Jackson. There is no price on an autograph of his because they are so rare.
Next up are World Series Balls. A 1950 Phillies with autographs of Ashburn, Ennis, Granny Hamner, Jim Konstanty, Roberts and Curt Simmons all on the ball will bring a price of at least $400 and maybe more. Another team ball from the 1980 World Series with Bob Boone, Bowa, Carlton, Luzinski, Rose, Schmidt, and Manny Trillo brings a minimum of about $600. And the 1993 World Series ball with Daulton, Dykstra, Dallas Green, Dave Hollins, Kruk, Curt Shilling and Williams brings $250.
Then, there are the basic autographed team balls: The 1945 Philadelphia team ball with Jimmy Wasdell and Jimmie Foxx is valued at $900 or more. The 1953 team ball with Ashburn and Roberts brings $275 and a team ball from 1960 featuring Callison and Roberts is priced at $150. That infamous 1964 team with autographs from Allen and Jim Bunning starts at $135. A 1970 team ball with Bowa, Tim McCarver, Bunning, and Luzinski is worth about $150. A basic 1980 team ball that has signatures from Rose, Bowa, Schmidt, Luzinski, Boone, Carlton, & Sparky Lyle would bring about $350. A ball from 1990 with Dykstra and Dale Murphy is worth $60, while a 2001 team ball with the autographs of Scott Rolen and Travis Lee brings $30.
Next week, I'll go over autographed bats. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.