Mickey Mantle was "a member of the Rawlings Advisory Staff" which basically means he endorsed a lot of Baseball gloves for Rawlings. The exact number of baseball glove models Mantle endorsed for Rawlings might be difficult to find. Mantle endorsed Fielders gloves, first base, and catchers mitts, but I'm not sure if the later was a Rawlings glove endorsement. Below I will keep a running list of Mickey Mantle endorsed baseball gloves, including MM1 adult model to MM9 youth models. See Related Links below for more information, and pictures of Mickey Mantle Rawlings gloves, and advertising.
Mickey Mantle endorsed signature model baseball Gloves: * Autograph Model MM1 * Autograph Model MM2 * Autograph Model MM3 * Autograph Model MM4 * Professional Model MM2 * Professional Model MM5 * Professional Model MM6 "The Comet" * Professional Model MM8 * Triple Crown Winner MM9 * 60-4241 * Personal Model MM * MMP "Heart of the Hide" * XPG6 "Heart of the Hide" * XPG 20 Autograph Model * XPG 26 Autograph Model * BSMM * Big Leaguer (Youth Glove) * XPG3 Fastback * GJ89 Fastback * XFG1 Fastback * Trap-eze TJ35 * GJ 99 (Youth Glove) * XFB 19 First Basemans Mitt * AMC 42 * LB10
A signed baseball is autographed, or hand signedby a noted personality. A stamped baseball is a facsimile signature, stamped or printed on the baseball. It is a copy of the actual signature of the noted personality. It is called a stamped signature, because a stamp is made of the signature to be used in the printing process.Facsimile or Stamped signatures are printed signatures usually used on Souvenir baseballs, promotional photos, Postcards, Bats, Gloves, advertising's etc. A preprint, or Facsimile is simply a photographic copy of an original signed photograph, or in the case of a baseball a stamp is used to mass produce the signature.See Related Links for more information on Facsimile stamped signatures.
On the Rawlings website, you can buy a "Rawlings ROLB Official League Baseball." Thus ROLB = Rawlings Official League Baseball
Mickey Mantle Stamped Signature BaseballIf the baseball has a single Mickey Mantle signature, it might be linked to a advertising promotion, and identifying the promotion could dictate the value. In the 1950's Rawlings had an offer for a Mickey Mantle Baseball with a Facsimile Signature for $1.45. This baseball today sells between $250.00 $400.00 in its original package. Campbell's Soup also had a similar offer and has a similar value. Salesman samples given to Sporting goods stores as a gift, as to showcase their product featuring Mickey Mantle's stamped signature sell in the $30.00 - $50.00 price range but most of these baseballs feature other players.
Mickey Mantle Stamped signature baseballs could sell between $50. -$200. depending on the origin of the baseball. a 1950's salesman sample Rawlings baseball, with stamped autographs of other players could sell in the $25 - $50. A promotional baseball with a stamped Mickey Mantle signature such as one offered by Rawlings in the 1950's for $1.45 with a purchase of a Glove could sell as high as $200. with original packing.
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The most preferred baseball to have a player sign that will lead to a higher value, would be an Official Major League baseball from the League the player played in, that was used during the ballplayer's playing days.Spalding along with the Reach label was producing Major league baseball for about 100 years until Rawlings took over around 1970, and the Rawlings company have been making major league baseballs ever since.For example: Willie Mays played from 1951-1973. If you were planning to acquire a Willie Mays signature you would try to find a 1951-1969 Warren Giles Official National League Baseball, made by Spalding. If The signature was acquired on a modern day Major League baseball made by Rawlings then it will have a lower value, but the bulk of the value will still rely on the signature. A signature of a modern day ballplayer would be most preferred on a Rawlings baseball.The same would be for team signed baseballs. A team signed baseball will have a higher value if signed on an Official Major League baseball from that era, and league. For more information on Major League baseballs see Related Links below.
The baseball you seem to be describing is a fotoball or photo ball. The ball features a facsimile (stamped) signature of Mickey Mantle. The baseball is more of a novelty, than a collectible, and is worth about $10.
There were many different baseballs made with the stamped signature of Babe Ruth. More information would be needed to the specific baseball you are asking about. The Babe Ruth 100 Anniversary commemorative baseball issued in 1995 is worth about $5.-$10. in near/mint condition in it's original box. The Official sized baseball features a Babe Ruth facsimile (stamped ) signature, and a short bio.
either rawlings or wilson probably rawlings though
A 1998 New York Yankees Commemorative Joe Dimaggio Day Rawlings Official American League Gene A Budig Baseball is worth about $10. -$15. with the box. These baseballs were used in the game honoring Joe DiMaggio on Sept. 27, 1998 Joe DiMaggio Day at Yankee Stadium. He was presented with replicas of nine World Series rings that were stolen. The baseball features a "NY" Yankees logo with an image of Joe DiMaggio, and facsimile signature.
First determine if the signature is hand written or a facsimile or stamped signature. A preprint, or facsimile is simply a photographic copy of an original signed photograph. A preprint signature often appears to be below the surface gloss of the photo, and the signature is often very "flat." Hold the photo up at an angle to a light source. A real signature is written on the surface of the photo, and should have a different level of reflectivity than the rest of the surface. A preprint will blend right in with the surface because it's underneath the surface gloss. With a stamped signature baseball the ink would be too consistent. When you sign your name, you use different angles, and pressure as you sign. This is more evident when signing with sharpie. Some parts of the signature will be darker, or lighter depending on the pressure you put on the pen, or sharpie. With a stamped signature it is usually all the same density, and thickness. When you cross a "T", or at the end of your signature you might tail off as you come off the page. A stamped signature might start, and end with no variation at all. Once you have determined that the signature is hand signed and not a facsimile, compare the signature on line with other signatures that have been properly authenticated. This will also help you determine if the signature is hand signed or a facsimile. If you find signatures that are exactly the same with no variation then chances are it is a copy. If you feel comfortable that the signature could be authentic then have the signature authenticated by a professional company. An autograph that is not authenticated by a creditable company could sell at half the price or less than one that is. Two of the top, and most trusted authenticators are PSA/DNA, and James Spence Authentic (JSA). Collectors will pay more for signatures authenticated by either one. Check the respective websites Show Schedule to see if they will be in the area that you live. They also do business through the mail. But before spending money on having the autograph authenticated do your homework.
Rawlings sport equipment has their own website which would be the easiest way for one to purchase Rawlings baseball gloves. They can also be found at stores such as Target and Dicks.
Major League Baseball more DesiredThe value of a Signature on a Major League ball could have a higher value than a signature on a "regular baseball" but the value will ultimately fall upon the quality of the signature, and the type of authenticity that accompanies it. A Major League baseball would be more desired for the signature resulting in a higher value. The condition of the ball would be a larger factor on value overall. Because the Major league baseball is more desired it doesn't always translate into a higher value. The signature, and how well it displays dictates the value.
Rawlings. Best gloves on market are the following: Mizuno, Akadema, Wilson, Rawlings.
Babe Ruth Stamped Signature BaseballThe Babe Ruth 100 Anniversary commemorative baseball 1895 - 1995 is worth about $5.-$10. in near/mint condition in it's original box. The Official sized baseball features a Babe Ruth facsimile (stamped ) signature, and a short bio. Most modern day Babe Ruth stamped signature baseball would be compatible in value. The baseball could have more value if it were an older baseball used as a promotional item. If it is a vintage baseball more information would be needed to give a value.
1964 New York Yankees Stamped Signature BaseballSouvenir team baseballs with Stamped signatures have been made and sold at ballparks, for at least as far back as 1950. The baseball you have can be a stamped signature baseball. A Stamped signature will usually have the same density, and thickness throughout, and the signature will start, and end with no variation at all.See Related Links below for samples of souvenir stamped signature baseballs including one from 1965. Check the signatures on your ball to the signatures on the 1965 ball as they will use the same stamp for multiple years. If they are exactly the same you know for sure that you have a souvenir baseball.
Johnny Rawlings was born August 17, 1892, in Bloomfield, IA, USA.
Johnny Rawlings died October 16, 1972, in Inglewood, CA, USA.
The Babe Ruth 100 Anniversary commemorative baseball 1895 - 1995 is worth about $5.-$10. in near/mint condition in it's original box. The Official sized baseball features a Babe Ruth facsimile (stamped ) signature, and a short bio. The baseball could have more value if it were an older baseball used as a promotional item. More information would be needed to give a value.
The Mickey Mantle official American League Rawlings commemorative baseball was used in an official game played on August 25, 1996. A monument in honor of Mickey Mantle who died a year earlier was unveiled in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park that day. This Major League approved, Official American League Gene Budig baseball featured black stitching, a New York 7 with a Mickey Mantle Facsimile stamped signature in black ink.In August of 1996 the baseballs were made available to the public, and sold for $10.- $12. Today the Baseballs are commonly found on eBay, and sealed in the box sell for about $15.-$20. For more information, and picture of this baseball see Related Links below.
If you Google (images) Babe Ruth signed baseball you should come up with plenty of examples. Be sure that the signature is authenticated by a company like PSA/DNA or JSA. There are a lot of fakes on the market. There are also a lot of facsimile (stamped) signures that appear on promotional, and souvenir items. See related links below for an example of a Babe Ruth signature. This signed baseball has a great story behind it, and also features a Lou Gehrig signature.