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Thread: 1956 Yankees Team Autographed Baseball

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    Question 1956 Yankees Team Autographed Baseball

    I am trying to find out an approximate amount that a 1956 Yankees Team Autographed Baseball should be worth or how much I should as for it. My Grandfather played with the Boston Red Sox in the 1950's (Willard Nixon), where the ball originated. Does anyone have an idea of the worth or what I should ask for it or a website I could find the worth?

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    You would have to think the value is at least a Grand. Mantle, Berra, Larson,
    Martin, Rizzuto, Ford etc. Thats an impressive list of players. Your Granfather gave that ball too you? I would not sell that ball for any amount of money.
    I bet your grandfather had a lot of great storys to tell before he past.
    He played with Ted Williams amongest other greats. But, you probably already knew that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDubb25 View Post
    I am trying to find out an approximate amount that a 1956 Yankees Team Autographed Baseball should be worth or how much I should as for it. My Grandfather played with the Boston Red Sox in the 1950's (Willard Nixon), where the ball originated. Does anyone have an idea of the worth or what I should ask for it or a website I could find the worth?
    I hope that this helps you out.
    According to The Collectors Priceguide:
    "Team Baseballs," Yankees signed balls from this era are worth between $400-1250, with value being greater or lower depending on exact year and players present - in particular, the inclusion or exclusion of Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Casey Stengel - plus the all-important overall condition of the ball and autographs. Other key factors include type of ball (is it an "Official American League" ball?), whether there are any "clubhouse signatures" (autographs signed by ballboys, attendants, etc), and number of signatures present.

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    I have a commercial poster with Babe Ruth and Ted Williams together that is autographed by both, but I can not find an appraiser that I 100% trust in giving me the correct price. I have talk to one that tried to buy it as soon as he told me the price he suggests. That seemed a little odd to me. We basically want to know the worth of several of these types of items to decide on insuring them or would be pay more on insurance than the items or worth. Thanks for the replies.
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    The baseball is the actual games ball that he got after he finished the game. It was the same year that he beat the Yankees 6 times and only giving up 5 runs. It has murderous row signatures on it.
    Last edited by CDubb25; 12-26-2007 at 05:29 PM.
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    But we're talking on the LOW end of $1,000 - $5,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDubb25 View Post
    I have a commercial poster with Babe Ruth and Ted Williams together that is autographed by both, but I can not find an appraiser that I 100% trust in giving me the correct price. I have talk to one that tried to buy it as soon as he told me the price he suggests. That seemed a little odd to me. We basically want to know the worth of several of these types of items to decide on insuring them or would be pay more on insurance than the items or worth. Thanks for the replies.
    If you have an authentic Ruth signature, you're talking thousands of dollars there. Do you have a scan of it?

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    I don’t have a scan of it. We of course have it locked away, but I would like to see what it would be worth so I will have to take a picture and uploaded for a visual. Can anyone explain what really makes a autographed ball less or more valuable. What about holding the ball say another 10 or 15 years would that increase the value that much more. As you can tell I am a novice with this kind of stuff, because I have never considered the prices until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDubb25 View Post
    The baseball is the actual games ball that he got after he finished the game. It was the same year that he beat the Yankees 6 times and only giving up 5 runs. It has murderous row signatures on it.
    FYI: Murderers’ Row (originally, “a murderous row”), was the nickname given to the New York Yankees baseball team of the late 1920s, in particular the first six hitters in the 1927 team lineup. It has nothing to do with the 1956 Yankees.

    According to retrosheet.org, Nixon never beat the Yankees 6 times in a season.
    1958 - 0 wins vs NY
    1957 - 1 win vs NY
    1956 - 3 wins vs NY
    1955 - 4 wins vs NY
    1954 - 4 wins vs NY
    1953 - 0 wins vs NY
    1952 - 0 wins vs NY
    1951 - 0 wins vs NY
    1950 - 0 wins vs NY
    Last edited by Utter Chaos; 12-27-2007 at 07:04 AM.

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    Ok, so since everyone is baffled on what year this signed ball is from.

    CDubb25: We need to either A.) see a scanned pic of this signed ball, or
    B.) you need to list us the names on the ball .

    If you can't provide either one of those then sadly we can not help you.

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