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isaac2004
10-04-2012, 10:11 AM
I have 2 baseballs signed by Ernie Banks and plan on selling the duplicate to save space. I would like to move the item that would bring a larger return back, because value of an item isn't very important in my collection (I invest in collecting, not collect to invest). I know there are alot of Banks out there with inscriptions due to him on the circuit, so I have a "group" to sell if with so to speak.

I have a group of single signed baseballs I want to move. I have the entire starting lineup for the Opening day 1969 Cubs each on a separate ball, and I want to include one of the Banks in there.

The first ball just has a "512 HR" Inscription, while the second is a 1958 MVP stat ball, I have included photos below.

Based on photos of the balls, and the collection I want to sell it in, which ball makes more sense?

I was going to put them on ebay, but if its smarter to consign it, opinions on that would be great as well. Thanks everyone for the advice.

Wymers Auction
10-04-2012, 10:34 AM
I like the one on the left better because it is darker, but inscriptions are certainly something to consider also.

isaac2004
10-04-2012, 10:44 AM
I like the one on the left better because it is darker, but inscriptions are certainly something to consider also.

I am thinking of keeping the HR ball because it fits my 500 HR club collection better, but I am open to whatever will get me the most back.

jgmp123
10-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Stick with the home run ball....It will fit in nicely with your 500 Club Collection...

kmac32
10-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Keep the home run ball. Did you get the balls signed in person? He is quite a character and has some great stories. Met him at Cubs fantasy camp 5 or 6 years ago. Cocktails and Ernie, hard combo to beat.

scmavl
10-06-2012, 09:24 PM
I like the darker, HR only ball.

Big Ben
10-06-2012, 09:37 PM
Keep the home run ball. Did you get the balls signed in person? He is quite a character and has some great stories. Met him at Cubs fantasy camp 5 or 6 years ago. Cocktails and Ernie, hard combo to beat.

Very much agree! I was able to meet Ernie this past summer at a local event. A true character and a great person!

kmac32
10-07-2012, 08:35 PM
He had me call my wife from the party just so he could talk with her. He wanted to speak to my boss. LOL. Was an awesome moment.