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Baseball Fever Policy

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This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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Who charges $ ttm?

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  • Who charges $ ttm?

    Ok what I would like to do is to start a list of what current and or former players charge fees for signing cards/photos ttm. Whether it be for their personal gain or for a charity. I only know of a few.

    Ernie Banks - $25
    Yogi Berra - $50
    Kurt Bevacqua:Cards $7 / 8x10's $10
    Vida Blue - $10 per autograph
    Bert Blyleven - Cards $10, 8by10 $20, Baseball $25, Bats $75, Jerseys $100, Others $20
    Jim Bouton: $5 per card
    Lou Brock ~$85
    Bill Buckner - $10 per card
    Steve Carlton - Sm. Flats $20, Lg. Flats $25, Baseball $24, Bats and Jerseys $45
    Gary Carter: $25 per card
    Orlando Cepeda - Cheapest is $40
    Roger Craig: $5 per card
    Del Crandall: $3 a card $5 for 8x10
    Andre Dawson - $3 +
    Bob Del Greco: $10 per card
    Dom Dimaggio: $20 per flat
    Bob Feller : $10 a card
    Rollie Fingers: $10 a card
    Whitey Ford: $35 a card
    Goose Gossage: $25 per card
    Jerry Grote - $10 a card
    Todd Helton - $25 a card
    Dave Henderson - $3
    Monte Irvin: $10 a card
    Ron Jarvis: Requests donation to the Jimmy Fund
    Fergie Jenkins - $15 a card
    Jim Kaat - $5
    George Kell - $5 +
    Harmon Killebrew - $50
    Jerry Koosman - $10
    Don Larsen: $5 a card (can someone confirm?)/ $20 per ball
    Vern Law- $10 per card
    Sixto Lezcano - $5 per card
    Whitey Lockman - $20 per card $25 per ball $25 per bat
    Bill Madlock - $5 a card
    Elliot Maddux -$5 per autograph
    Lindy McDaniel: $3 per card
    Sam McDowell - $5
    Andrew Miller : $10 per card. $20 per 8x10
    Minnie Minoso: $5 a card
    Wally Moon: $5 a card +
    Dave Parker: Refer to post #27 of this thread.
    Marty Perez: $5 donation
    Tony Perez : $3 a card
    Gaylord Perry - $15/$25
    Rico Petrocelli - $5 a card +
    Ron Santo: $8 per card $10 per ball
    Carl Sheib: $5 a card
    George "Shotgun" Shuba - $30 per card
    Sonny Siebert- $7 per auto.
    Lou Sleater: $25 per card
    Duke Snider- $5 *
    Terry Steinback $2 per card
    Bob Stinson- $5 a card for charity
    Ron Swoboda: $5 a card
    Frank J. Thomas- $5
    Frank Torre - $5
    Mike Torrez - $5 per card
    Earl Weaver-Cards-$8. Photo-$12. Balls-$15.
    Dick Williams $10 for all flats for charity

    PLEASE post who charges fees thru the mail.
    I feel that this can help us all out.
    I DO NOT want to know who doesn't sign or who does sign. I only want names and their respective fees. Thanks.
    Last edited by hudsonharden; 01-28-2009, 03:49 PM. Reason: removed Preacher Roe
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  • #2
    Andre Dawson charges $12 per baseball card.
    8 by 10 photo $20.00.

    Baseball $45.00

    Inscriptions $10.00

    However with the baseball card I have heard some people have gotten it for free. I sent 5 bucks to dawson in cash and he signed it. You can get most likely for free and almost certain if you send a few dollars. Besides it's for charity.

    P.S. Nice Sig by Dawson
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    • #3
      How much does Feller charge for autograph's on a baseball.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by psbaseballfan27 View Post
        How much does Feller charge for autograph's on a baseball.
        No clue. I sent him $15 to sign my 8x10. And he sent it back signed.
        Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection


        • #5
          I know Fingers charges $10 per baseball autograph.
          Do you know what other players charge on baseballs.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by psbaseballfan27 View Post
            Do you know what other players charge on baseballs.
            There used to be a link around here somewhere that had a ton of prices for baseballs.... but I can't find it for the life of me.
            Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection


            • #7
              santo is 10 per ball.
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              • #8
                List updated.
                Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection


                • #9
                  If you pick up Harvey Meiselman's address list, there's a page that lists who charges what, in the back of the book.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by the pyromaniac View Post
                    If you pick up Harvey Meiselman's address list, there's a page that lists who charges what, in the back of the book.
                    I have his latest book, and I do not see such a page. What year book do you have? I have his latest and greatest... the 2007 address list.
                    Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection


                    • #11
                      I know that Andrew Miller and Jeremy Bonderman required a donation to a Detroit-based foundation. I paid a $10 fee to each player for a signed card, it may have been $20 for an 8x10. The first time I sent each one a letter and was returned with my cards back, unsigned, with a letter from the charity including directions to make a donation. I'm not sure if that was exclusive to the 2007 season, but I learned on the Tigers website that Miller and Bonderman were the only participating players.


                      • #12
                        Bob Del Greco - $10 (however, he did sign the letter he sent back asking for the donation )


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AutographCollector View Post
                          I have his latest book, and I do not see such a page. What year book do you have? I have his latest and greatest... the 2007 address list.
                          I think 2008 is going to have the price list...


                          • #14
                            Gary Carter now requests a $25 donation to his foundation per card. (scan)
                            Visit my card site at Mike D's Baseball Card Page.


                            • #15
                              Lou Brock charges $85.

                              He's got some nerve, eh?

                              Any of that go to charity........about $75 of it?
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