With appropriate identification, a 1927 New York Yankees autographed baseball in pristine condition (white ball) and an Official American League Baseball can fetch up to $125,000 or more at auction. We can get you up to $125,000 or more for your autographed 1927 New York Yankees baseball. Call us at 1-877-766-6422 if you have any questions about our program or processes.
Auction prices for rare baseballs have increased dramatically over the past decade - one sold for $905,000 in 2010 - and there are many more balls out there waiting to be discovered. With so many great years played across America by so many different teams, it is not hard to see why these games continue to be such popular attractions. The 1927 Yankees are considered by many to be the greatest team ever assembled before or since, and with good reason: they won 111 games including 17 straight from July 4 through September 13, 1927. That's one victory every two games they played during that remarkable season. They also led the league in home runs, earned run average, batting average, defense, and few other categories as well. In fact, no other team has even come close to matching their records since then; the Yankees remain the only team to win three consecutive World Series titles.
These days, very few people have any idea what it takes to build a team that can compete on a year-in and year-out basis.
The ball fetched $632,369, a record for an autographed, non-game used ball. It nearly doubles the previous record, which was set by a Babe Ruth autographed ball that sold for $388,375 in 2014.
Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig "Official League" Signed Baseballs—-Signed on the Sweet Spot by Ruth—-With PSA/DNA COA Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, both Hall of Famers, autographed a classic baseball on a Phoenix "Official League" ball, apparently after a game at Yankees Stadium.
A single-signed Hank Aaron baseball is worth between $100 and $175, with an average of $60. The 1st signer's number (45) is the most popular choice among collectors.
Signed balls are valued according to their level of authenticity. A signature that appears on most or all of the balls in a collection increases its value. A signature that only appears on some of the balls in a collection is still valuable, but it reduces the chance that it is a forgery. A signature that only appears on one ball is worth less than a similar ball without a signature. A signature that does not appear to be genuine is also worth less than a similar ball without a signature.
Hank Aaron was the greatest hitter in baseball history. In his career, he hit.297 with 447 home runs and 1120 walks. He is the sole reason why his number has been retired by every major league team. A signed ball with Aaron as the player comes with a price tag of $20,000 to $40,000 depending on the quality of the collection.
On December 26, the documents were signed, and money had already changed hands. The purchase was publicized on Jan. 6 by the New York Times under the headline "Ruth Bought by New York Americans for $125,000/Highest Price in Baseball Annals."
The transaction made Ruth a Yankee for only half of the season, but it turned out to be his last with any other team. When the Yankees returned from their spring training trip on March 20, they found that Ruth had agreed to become one of Major League Baseball's first paid players. He would receive $10,000 over three years, plus 10 percent of the Yankees' gross revenue during that time.
This agreement made him a virtual prisoner of baseball's biggest market, as he could not negotiate with other teams and could be traded at any time without his consent. However interesting other offers may have been, there was no way for Ruth to know this until after he signed with the Yankees. In fact, when asked if he would prefer to play for another American League team, Ruth replied, "I wouldn't want to play for anybody else."
A single autographed Derek Jeter baseball is valued between $200 and $250. A autographed portrait of Derek Jeter is worth about $100. All of these prices are relative to each other, so if you come across a signed Derek Jeter photo in the future it should help you estimate the value of your own copy.
An unautographed ball from his collection is worth less than one signed by him because it doesn't have any value as collectible material. However, it still has sentimental value for many Yankees fans who enjoyed playing catch with Mr. Jeter in the batting cage before games during his career.
In conclusion, an autographed Derek Jeter baseball is worth between $200 and $250. A signed portrait is worth about $100. An unautographed ball from his collection is worth less than one signed by him because it doesn't have any value as collectible material but it still has sentimental value for many Yankees fans who enjoyed playing catch with Mr. Jeter in the batting cage before games during his career.