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What is the value of a Mickey Mantle autographed baseball from 1961?

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April 20, 2008 10:02PM

A Mickey Mantle single signed baseball is worth about $400.-$600. Price will vary based on condition, and type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. Rare examples of a pristine signature or inscriptions like "The Mick" "HOF 1974" or 536 HR's" could raise the price to the $1,000. price range. Personal inscription like "Good luck Mike" could sell below $400. A rarely signed full name signature "Mickey Charles Mantle" will break the $2,000 price mark as it did in a May 5th 2007 live eBay auction selling for $2,390.

After condition the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature will dictate the price. Mickey Mantle was under contract with the Upper-Deck company before he passed away. Baseballs that have the Upper deck hologram could sell in the $1,000.-$1,500. price range. signatures that have not been authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. The baseball being signed in 1961 will have little effect on the value unless it could be proven, or if the baseball that the signature is on is from that era. The most preferred baseball to have a player sign would be an Official Major League baseball from the League the player played in, that was used during the ballplayers playing days. If it is an Official Amaerican League Joe Cronin baseball it would be more desirable, and could sell for more. For more information on Mickey Mantle memorabilia visit the link below.