Yankees Autographed Baseball?

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  1. benflick macrumors 68020

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    I just found this baseball in my room, and I'm hoping some of you guys know something about it.
    If I remember correctly, it's a 1976 Yankees ball, but I'm not sure and I'm completely clueless when it comes to baseball memorabilia.
    Here are pictures of the ball and the signatures:
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    If anybody knows something about the 1976 Yankees, or can recognize the signatures, I would appreciate it. Thanks...
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Couldn't you compare the '76 roster to what you can discern from the names?
     
  3. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I tried that, and couldn't really make anything from it. I'm really bad at reading cursive.
     
  4. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Well the 2nd image looks like "Chris W.....". The only Chris from '76 is Chambliss and the only two last names that start with "W" are Terry and Roy. I also checked 75 and 77 and the same things... and I checked for names starting with "Ch"... so you might be off on the year... or I can't read good...

    There was a Chris Welsh from '81-'86 so that might be the signature there thus giving you a better time frame.

    I don't know much about baseball or autographs.

    The first picture might be "Ken(ney) Clay" who played up until '81 and it looks like he signed both Ken and Kenny. I'd shoot for '81 as being the year.
     
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    In the 1st picture I notice Ken Clay(1977) and in the 3rd at the top I see Cliff Johnson(1977).
     
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    Cliff Johnson (a name clearly seen) was Yankee from 1977-1979. Check rosters from those years.

    I also see Catfish Hunter in green.
     
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    Cliff Johnson played until '86 according to the site I looked at. But that is probably the name.
     
  9. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    and then when you are done with it flush it. It is worthless, since Yankees suck ;)
     
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  11. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow thanks guys! Any idea on what it's worth?
     
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    Are the autographs authenticated ? If the signatures are not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less.
     
  13. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't have any documentation with it, so no.
     
  14. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Well I think a WS one of the same era was worth about $650 - $800, and that was with authenticated autographs. So my guess is maybe $100 - $200, but even that may be on the high side.

    The important question you should ask yourself is how much is it worth TO YOU.
     
  15. Gustavo Machado macrumors newbie

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    Yankees have lots of fanatics, I am sure someone would buy that off you. :cool:
     
  16. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well if you don't want it I would gladly pay shipping for it! Just because it is another piece of Yankee history I could add to my personnel collection!

    :D
     
  18. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool ball!

    Sorry to hijack the thread but I found something at my parents house along the same lines as what you have only for hockey. I know nothing about hockey. A friend of mine owed me some money and he repaid me with this pennant.
     

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