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Value of sports memorabilia

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:45 pm
by tennisplyr
Was wondering if anyone knows of a good site to get a sense of the value of some baseball memorabilia? I have a picture with genuine autographs of 2 deceased baseball legends (I was there when they signed it).

Re: Value of sports memorabilia

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:59 pm
by themesrob
Looking at the sales prices of similar items on ebay is almost always the most accurate metric. Occasionally there will be outliers (and often those items will have been re-listed) but it will give you a ballpark. I would advise you, though, that unfortunately items which don't have a certificate of authenticity from someplace like JSA, and are simply attested to by the seller (and it sounds like that's the case with yours), go for much less than you might expect.

Re: Value of sports memorabilia

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:16 pm
by runner3081
themesrob wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:59 pm Looking at the sales prices of similar items on ebay is almost always the most accurate metric. Occasionally there will be outliers (and often those items will have been re-listed) but it will give you a ballpark. I would advise you, though, that unfortunately items which don't have a certificate of authenticity from someplace like JSA, and are simply attested to by the seller (and it sounds like that's the case with yours), go for much less than you might expect.
+1, great advice. My buddy does sports memorabilia as his career and he would say the same thing.

Re: Value of sports memorabilia

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:21 pm
by mikemagz11
themesrob wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:59 pm Looking at the sales prices of similar items on ebay is almost always the most accurate metric. Occasionally there will be outliers (and often those items will have been re-listed) but it will give you a ballpark. I would advise you, though, that unfortunately items which don't have a certificate of authenticity from someplace like JSA, and are simply attested to by the seller (and it sounds like that's the case with yours), go for much less than you might expect.
Agreed with all of this. eBay is definitely your best bet for finding the value. Without a COA, your item might be worth 1/10th what you think it should be. I would get it authenticated before selling it by a company like PSA, if that's what you plan on doing with it.

Re: Value of sports memorabilia

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:06 pm
by Dontwasteit
I never bothered to check the price but my wife was given a pair of Payton Manning's cleats (Autographed). I would imagine that would go for a decent price.

Re: Value of sports memorabilia

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:54 pm
by aarondearu