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Old 08-25-2013, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Autographed HOF Bat....Value??

So I mostly do football but saw this and thought it was nice! No COA but based on what I've seen it looks pretty legit...Its signed by:

Bruce Sutter Cy 79
Gaylord Perry 314 Wins
Orlando Cepeda 1958 ROY
Jack Morris 91 WS MVP


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Old 08-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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W/o a COA, you are rolling the dice...at least get a PSA spec-cert...
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't really care for it because its kind if odd I have pitchers sign a bat.

That said, no one will want it (or pay decent money for it) because there is no authentication.
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It's a cool piece, but a random assortment of players with only the HOF in common. Definitely needs a PSA cert
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So would you guys suggest sending it in to get autinticated?
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So would you guys suggest sending it in to get autinticated?
-Yes. If you plan on selling or trading online, yer gonna need it.

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Does anyone know how much it would cost to send it to PSA or JSA? And would it be worth it?
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Autographed stuff without a coa still sells. Maybe not to anyone here (or to me) but it isn't worthless. It would certainly be worth much more with a COA but getting a hundred bucks for it wouldn't blow my mind without a COA.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I deal heavily in signed memorabilia and honestly for the cost of authentication and shipping it wouldn't be worth it. I don't see this bat breaking $100 with or without authentication. You have 3 low tier HOF'ers and 1 non HOF'er on the bat with no connection at all.
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Autographed stuff without a coa still sells. Maybe not to anyone here (or to me) but it isn't worthless. It would certainly be worth much more with a COA but getting a hundred bucks for it wouldn't blow my mind without a COA.

Okay...Im leaning more towards not getting a COA on it just because I dont think it would be worth it...
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I deal heavily in signed memorabilia and honestly for the cost of authentication and shipping it wouldn't be worth it. I don't see this bat breaking $100 with or without authentication. You have 3 low tier HOF'ers and 1 non HOF'er on the bat with no connection at all.
I got it for $25 on a terrible eBay listing...Worth it?
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It's a cool piece, but a random assortment of players with only the HOF in common. Definitely needs a PSA cert
Jack Morris is not in the Hall of Fame. These are all Pitchers, that's the only commonality...
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No need on the COA, like csmtampa said...it won't add much to the sell value.

There's no shortage of these autographs and all are alive and signing well. That said, there's probably a few buyers in the $75-100 range/shipped as is...but bats aren't for everybody.
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It's a cool piece, but a random assortment of players with only the HOF in common.
Alas, not even that. Jack Morris isn't in the hall.




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Does anyone know how much it would cost to send it to PSA or JSA? And would it be worth it?
You're probably looking at $50-60 before shipping I think.
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Jack Morris is not in the Hall of Fame. These are all Pitchers, that's the only commonality...
Eh Cepeda wasn't a pitcher.

$25 was a solid price!
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Does anyone know the best way to go about selling it?

Thanks!
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For full disclosure, you probably should have said that you bought it for $46, not $25 ($36 + $10 shipping).

That said, while the listing was poor...it wasn't poor enough to not find it in a fairly basic search. So what does that mean? Perhaps you picked it up at a $10-25 discount which isn't bad for a piece to go into your collection, but unless you can move it to a local dealer, it's not a money maker.
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For full disclosure, you probably should have said that you bought it for $46, not $25 ($36 + $10 shipping).

That said, while the listing was poor...it wasn't poor enough to not find it in a fairly basic search. So what does that mean? Perhaps you picked it up at a $10-25 discount which isn't bad for a piece to go into your collection, but unless you can move it to a local dealer, it's not a money maker.
I made a deal with the guy that if I bid on it and won he would give me $15 off...So I got it for $20 and $10 shipping
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Personally, I would not get a coa - not worth it. This has got to be the strangest mix of players I have ever seen sign one item! Here are my thoughts:

1) Research these guys. Maybe they all went to the same school, or have the same birthplace?

2) If there is truly no link to anything at all, scrub everyone off except for Cepeda and sell it like that
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I made a deal with the guy that if I bid on it and won he would give me $15 off...So I got it for $20 and $10 shipping
Huh? Someone had already bid $35 before you bid $36+.

Nothing here adds up.

So let me get this story straight...an item had one bid (that was not yours) from a buyer with a (300+) rating for the base listing price of $35+$10, you then swoop in with a bid of $36+$10 with a (3) rating. Your extra dollar bid somehow generated a discussion to give you a $16 discount (not a $15 discount as you state)?

Does that make any sense?

Perhaps I can send a shovel to dig this hole deeper.
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Huh? Someone had already bid $35 before you bid $36+.

Nothing here adds up.

So let me get this story straight...an item had one bid (that was not yours) from a buyer with a (300+) rating for the base listing price of $35+$10, you then swoop in with a bid of $36+$10 with a (3) rating. Your extra dollar bid somehow generated a discussion to give you a $16 discount (not a $15 discount as you state)?

Does that make any sense?

Perhaps I can send a shovel to dig this hole deeper.
I set a message to the seller a few days before asking if it had any type of certification? I then proceeded to ask him that "If it doesn't sell in the auction would you consider lowering the price for me?" And he replied NO but I will give you a $15 discount if you purchase and win the auction!" He obviously wanted to get rid of it!
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I set a message to the seller a few days before asking if it had any type of certification? I then proceeded to ask him that "If it doesn't sell in the auction would you consider lowering the price for me?" And he replied NO but I will give you a $15 discount if you purchase and win the auction!" He obviously wanted to get rid of it!
Sounds sketchy to me - I'd be a little worried the sigs aren't authentic.

Also, I agree this is a very strange combination. I'm having a hard time trying to find anything in common. Perry and Cepeda were teammates early in their careers, but Morris and Sutter came quite a bit later and never played for SFG. Cepeda was from Puerto Rico, so hometown is out.

I can't tell you value, but I think all four are pretty common autographs.
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Sounds sketchy to me - I'd be a little worried the sigs aren't authentic.

Also, I agree this is a very strange combination. I'm having a hard time trying to find anything in common. Perry and Cepeda were teammates early in their careers, but Morris and Sutter came quite a bit later and never played for SFG. Cepeda was from Puerto Rico, so hometown is out.

I can't tell you value, but I think all four are pretty common autographs.
I'm pretty sure its real! The seller sent me a photo of him and each person that signed the bat. I cant find anything in common with any but hopefully I can make some money off this!
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I'm pretty sure its real! The seller sent me a photo of him and each person that signed the bat. I cant find anything in common with any but hopefully I can make some money off this!
The autographs are real, don't worry about that.

Put it up for $100/OBO and see what happens. The inscriptions are a nice addition to what are all extremely common signatures.

I will say this, the way you'll probably most the most money is removing the 4 pitchers.
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Its not worth getting authenticated. Its also not worth more than 50 bucks or so. I have seen 3 of the 4 signers be free w/ admission guys at card shows.
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Anyone want this?
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