Baseball Autographed Still a Hit A new website is focused on autographed baseballs, allowing fans and collectors to search for signed baseballs by team on eBay and offering tips for building and preserving a meaningful collection
News-Antique.com - Jul 04,2009 - Signed baseballs are among the most popular realms of the sports memorabilia hobby. A practice that dates back to the early 20th century continues today, with a signed ball still creating that special connection between fan and player or fan and team.
Baseballs are among the most popular items players are asked to sign at the ballpark or promotional appearance. A hand-signed baseball is easy to display and usually tells a story. Fans collect single-signed balls from individual players such as Hall of Fame inductees or they might collect signed balls relating to a specific team or event.
Now, a new website, Signature Baseballs (http://www.signaturebaseballs.com), has launched with a goal of providing valuable information to fans and collectors and making it easy to purchase autographed baseballs. First, Signature Baseballs places all of the relevant eBay listings in one central location. Collectors can utilize the unique "shop by team" feature or browse through hundreds of signed baseballs available at any one time with bidding available directly to eBay from links on the site. There are also links to baseballs and other autographed baseball collectables available through two other giants in the online shopping industry, Amazon.com and Upper Deck Authenticated.
Whether you're looking for a baseball autographed by Mickey Mantle or a ball signed by this year's big star or a favorite team from years gone by, chances are you'll be able to find it.
Signature Baseballs also offers tips for novice collectors such as how to determine if your autographed baseball is real, how to preserve and display your signed ball, ways to build a meaningful collection and why Babe Ruth is still king among autographed baseball collectors. A list of the top ten most valuable signed baseballs is also presented as well as a list of authenticators, links to sports collecting information websites and other sports autograph sites.