Rare Autographed Baseball Collections Being Sold

Three of the most extensive and carefully curated collections of rare autographed baseballs in the hobby are going on the auction block this spring.

Heritage Auctions will sell the balls in individual lots.

The company calls the roster of Hall of Fame signers “the widest assortment of such signatures on baseballs ever offered in a single auction”. It does read like a who’s who of Cooperstown rarities: G.C. Alexander, Hack Wilson, Mel Ott, Chick Hafey, Chuck Klein, Heinie Manush, Ernie Lombardi, Clark Griffith, George Weiss and Sam Rice, among the many.

Some signed baseballs being offered are comparatively more common but provide something extra, as is the case with Roberto Clemente, who has written “Last Game at Forbes Field.” Napoleon “Larry” Lajoie remarks “Greatest Thrill Home run with bases full.”

Signed Sam Rice ballAutographed Babe Ruth baseballs, autographed Jimmie Foxx baseballs and autographed Ty Cobb baseballs are also in the auction, all of which are high grade and expected to fetch five figures or more.

“This is an auction that no autograph collector will be able ignore,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Collectibles at Heritage. “The rarity and condition throughout is astonishing. I think it’s safe to say you’ll never see another offering like it.”

While the auction will likely draw well-heeled bidders, many bargain priced autographed baseballs from some of the above can be found on eBay. Just make sure you’re buying ball that have been properly authenticated.

1963 Topps PETE ROSE #537 AUTO PSA 5 EX PSA/DNA CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH Rookie RC
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Rare Yogi Berra Signed Yankee Commemorative Baseball! PSA Graded 9.5! GEM MINT+!
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SF GIANTS BRANDON CROWFORD AUTOGRAPHED 2012 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL PSA/DNA COA
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SF GIANTS PITCHER MATT CAIN AUTOGRAPHED 2010 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL PSA/DNA COA
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SERGIO ROMO S.F. GIANTS AUTOGRAPHED 2012 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL PSA/DNA With/COA
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SERGIO ROMO S.F. GIANTS AUTOGRAPH 2010 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL PSA/DNA- COA
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GENE TENACE SAN DIEGO PADRES 1981 DONRUSS AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL CARD PSA/DNA
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Tommy Lasorda Signed Pasta Sauce Jar 'Its Lasorda Good' *Baseball *Dodgers PSA
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Comments

  1. JERRY says

    I HAVE A SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL FROM “ERNIE LOMBARDI”
    WHAT MIGHT IT BE WORTH. I GOT IT FROM A STORAGE UNIT AUCTION

  2. James Christensen says

    We have two official Pacific Coast League baseballs from the 1920s ~ both in beautiful condition. One is signed by the team & manager of the LA Angels in 1926. I’m searching the internet trying to get some sort of an idea of value ~ and can’t find squat. Any ideas?

  3. Paul Gallant says

    I have a Ty Cobb,Babe Ruth,Heinie Manush and Harry Heilman and about ten other signatures from a 1925 Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees game. The Babe Ruth signature is faded. It has a PSA/DNA certificate K78883. I was wondering what the value might be roughly?

  4. admin says

    If the signatures are indeed authentic and the ball is in good shape with all signatures readable, I’d estimate between $10 and $15,000, but if exceptional, that may be very low. I would be glad to put you in touch with some auction houses if you like.

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