In Baseball Memorabilia
What is the value of an autographed 1955 All-Star game baseball with Joe Nuxhall Ed Mathews Stan Lopata Willie Mays Roy Campanella Gil Hodges Stan Musial Red Schoendienst and Leo D's signatures?
Answer . The value of your baseball would be determined by a number of factors -- in particular, condition and specific players who have signed the ball. Many of the player…s you've mentioned are members of the Baseball Hall of Fame --- signatures from such players, and in particular, those now deceased, may increase the value significantly. The 1955 National League All-Star squad featured many of the greatest and most beloved players in major league history, and as such, this ball would have greater interest to collectors than a ball from more recent years. Other important factors would be the actual number signatures included, type of ball (is it an Official National League ball?), and the all-important condition. Provenance may also be a consideration... in other words, where did you get it? A ball such as this, in reasonably well-preserved condition, would likely fetch a minimum of $500 from vintage collectors, and perhaps more, depending on the aforementioned variables. (MORE)