How do I authenticate and sell baseball memorabilia?
December 9, 2013 3:57 PM Subscribe
A couple of years ago I met Joe Torre, totally outside of a baseball context. He graciously gave me two signed baseballs, with no fanfare, just reached into his pockets and came out with two balls wrapped in tissue paper saying, "Want some balls?" Well, yes, of course I wanted them, and I took them home and socked them away thinking that someday—maybe when he was inducted to the baseball hall of fame—I would sell them. Well, Joe's been voted in, and I'd like to explore the best way to put my memorabilia on the market. I'm curious how to go about that.
posted by saguaro to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
The balls aren't authenticated; there's no certificate or trophy case or anything to go with them. I think he just grabbed some he had laying around his house before giving them to me. Do I need to get them authenticated or anything before I try to sell them? And where should I look to sell them? What other things do I need to watch out for or be knowledgeable about when it comes to this? I've never sold any memorabilia before. Thanks!