Some player’s autographs can be worth thousands of dollars. The most valuable autographs are ones from players long gone, the ones who’s name grace the Baseball Hall of Fame, the ones that broke records, and the ones that are part of baseball history: players like Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams… the greats of the game are worth the most. Some players only signed a handful of items and their signatures are extremely valuable. For example, Shoeless Joe Jackson was thought to be illiterate and signed his name to very few things… his signatures go for $20,000 to $100,000 depending on the item.
Modern baseball player’s autographs are usually worth less than players from long ago. Some players that are alive today sign very few things which make their signatures worth more. In recent times baseball card companies started releasing limited numbers of authenticated cards that can be highly sought after by collectors.
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- Enter the person’s name.
- Enter the word autograph.
- Enter the type of item. For example ball, bat, glove, card, etc.
If you get too many results…
Try narrowing it down by adding details to your search, or use the checkboxes to pick a few items that are exactly like yours. Click on the pictures to find the results that match your item, then use the checkboxes to select those matches. This gives you the average value based on the comparables you picked.
If you don’t get enough results…
Simplify your search by just searching for the person’s name and the word “autograph” or “signature”. For example “Babe Ruth Autograph” or “Babe Ruth Signature” instead of “Babe Ruth 1928 Yankees World Series Program Signature”. Sometimes you get different results when you search with the word “signature” or “autograph”.
What to do next
If your signatures are worth a lot of money you can hang onto them or sell them. If you decide to sell them, consider getting them authenticated (if they’re not already). Use a well known authentication company like PSA.