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February 12, 2009 1:21 PM

Beware 500 HR Club memorabilia

Dear Babe: What would an authentic Bobby Brown baseball with a COA and hologram from STAT Authentic be worth? It is signed by the following 500 HR Club members: Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt, Mickey Mantle, William McCovey, Ted Williams, Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews. -- T.J., Chicago

January 28, 2009 1:18 PM

Horner HR ball could be worth $1,500

Dear Babe: One of my favorite cards in my collection is Fleer No. 632 from 1987. It shows Bob Horner holding four balls after he had hit four home runs in a single game. With that card is one of the baseballs. It is one of the balls that he actually hit out. He signed it with his name and "4 hrs / 1 game 7/16/ 86." -- Craig Williamson, Braselton, Ga.

December 8, 2008 3:47 PM

Conley versatile, not valuable

Dear Babe: I met and talked with Gene Conley. I have a book, baseball and basketball signed by him. -- Joe Keesling, Clermont, Fla.

December 3, 2008 3:23 PM

Nicklaus putter has value -- and history

Dear Babe: I have a Jack Nicklaus MacGregor N275 White Fang putter that has never been used. It has a white ceramic putting head and is signed by Nicklaus in the ceramic. In addition, I asked Nicklaus to sign the putter while he was a contestant at the Sarazen World Open Championship in Atlanta in 1996 or 1997. -- Ken Leach, Atlanta

November 17, 2008 1:00 PM

Facsimile signatures basically worthless

Dear Babe: I know nothing about baseball, but I picked up a signed baseball at a yard sale for free! There is no team logo. The ball, with red stitching is merely stamped with the word "Korea." It has 26 signatures on it, including Joe Sambito, Bill Buckner, John McNamara, Wade Boggs and Dave Stapleton. The signatures are diverse, but they appear to be stamped on with the same black ink. Should I quit my job and make plans to bask in my newfound wealth? -- Christine Carrizales, Duluth, Ga.

November 13, 2008 3:30 PM

Personalized Traynor signature still valuable

Dear Babe: I own an 8x10 signed photograph of Pie Traynor. He is in uniform in a batting stance. I would have to guess on the date, but I think it was signed sometime in the late 1930s. It is personalized, "To my friend O'Bie From Pie Traynor." -- Ann
O'Brien, Lawrenceville. Ga.

November 11, 2008 1:52 PM

Wood-signed book a nice prize

Dear Babe: We were recently given a Tiger Woods-autographed 1997 hardback Masters program, which will be raffled off at a charity golf tournament. We need to provide the donor with documentation as to the value of the book for tax purposes. -- Paul Wachter, Marietta, Ga.

November 6, 2008 2:51 PM

Southworth raises program's value

Dear Babe: A friend from church gave me a program from a spring training game between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Athletics. There is no date on it, but some of the Braves players listed are Johnny Sain, Hugh Poland, Thomas Holmes and Max West. The manager is Billy Southworth, and it is signed by him. There is also the admission ticket to the bleachers that cost 65 cents. -- Mary Lou Brooks, Dunwoody, Ga.

November 4, 2008 3:23 PM

Early Pirates 'yearbook' worth $1,000

Dear Babe: I have a booklet Line Drives at the Pittsburgh Pirates, copyright 1910 by the Pittsburgh Press. It's about 8x10. It has pages with pictures and brief descriptions of players (usually four to a page) and pages with facts and figures on the team. Honus Wagner has his own page. -- Tom Barefoot, Redding, Calif.

October 15, 2008 5:13 PM

Fake signatures hurt real ones

Dear Babe: I have a baseball with 25 signatures from the 1956 Dodgers. PSA authenticated the ball and stated autographs from Walt Alston, Don Drysdale and Roy Campanella were authentic. All of the remaining signatures, i.e., Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, etc., were probably signed by "attendants or ball boys," according to PSA's letter of authenticity. -- Marshall Sanders, Atlanta

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