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What is the value of a late 80's Reds team signed baseball that has 23 signatures including Pete Rose?
May 05, 2007 10:55PM
Pete Rose managed the Reds between 1984-1989. The average price for a Cincinnati Reds team signed baseball for that time period is about $100.-$200. The price will depend on the key signatures acquired on your baseball. Key signatures for that era would be names like Concepcion, Rose, Parker, Perez, Davis, Sabo, and Larkin. Prices are based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the baseball with key signatures the more valuable. You can't add up the prices for what each autograph is worth to come up with a value. It doesn't work like that. Sometimes the price of a single signed baseball by a popular player will be worth more than a team signed ball with the signature of the noted player. I will leave a link for Cincinnati Reds team signed baseballs complete with lists of key signatures, and links to full team rosters. If you can't narrow it down to a particular year, you can at least find one that is similar. If you have more key signatures than that particular year it could be worth more. Keep in mind that a signed baseball without a creditable letter of authenticity could sell for half the market value or less. Condition is as important.