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What is the value of a 1956 Cincinnati Reds baseball with the whole team's authentic autographs on it?
April 22, 2008 3:58AM
According to the collector's price guide, "Team Baseballs," your ball is worth between $200-250, with value being greater or lower depending on exact players present - in particular, the inclusion or exclusion of Hall of Famer Frank Robinson - plus the all-important overall condition of the ball and autographs. These were not great years for the Reds, and values reflect that, but it was Robinson's "Rookie of the Year" season, and that's important. Other key factors include type of ball (is it an "Official National League" ball?), whether there are any "clubhouse signatures" (autographs signed for players by ballboys, attendants, etc), and total number of signatures present. These factors, plus the authenticity of all the significant signatures are the main variables in determining value.