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phillycardguy
10-15-2017, 09:44 AM
I had asked my uncle, a former MLB player and scout, to get this signed by Hank Aaron back in the 1987/1988 winter meetings. He was able to get it signed and sent it back to me and has been in my possession ever since.

The question is it worth to get it Authenticated through PSA? It is a very worn card and the signature has faded. Also any idea what the range this card would be worth in this condition?

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phillycardguy
10-15-2017, 10:04 AM
A closer look:
https://imgur.com/a/JVMZH

shelly
10-15-2017, 12:05 PM
If your not going to sell it why waste your money.

Lordstan
10-15-2017, 12:42 PM
If you know it's authentic, getting cert editing and slabbed is a waste of money unless you are planning on selling it in the short term. IMO, authentication is mostly good to boost sales prices.

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chaddurbin
10-15-2017, 12:53 PM
not sure of the cost, probably $15-$25 to get it in a red flip holder. i would get it graded...you're eventually gonna get it graded anyway so might as well do it now. if you wait down the line the authentication fee will only go up with the rising value of the card. that crappy card has doubled the value in the last 2-3 years because people are buying them up and getting them signed.

edit: when i first saw the faded sig my first thought was to get it signed again at $275 then have it slabbed...not sure if psa will charge you 2 fees :)

dgo71
10-15-2017, 06:37 PM
If you don't mind me asking, who is your uncle?

icollectDCsports
10-15-2017, 06:50 PM
If you know it's authentic, getting cert editing and slabbed is a waste of money unless you are planning on selling it in the short term. IMO, authentication is mostly good to boost sales prices.

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Strongly agree.

phillycardguy
10-16-2017, 01:15 PM
If you don't mind me asking, who is your uncle?

https://images.psacard.com/s3/cu-psa/cardfacts/1951-bowman-182-tom-ferrick-25439.jpg?h=400

He is my great Uncle. Died in 1996. 40-40 lifetime pitcher. Highlight won the 3rd game of the 1950 world series against the Phillies. Scouted with KC. Great all around guy and had the best stories about baseball.

dgo71
10-16-2017, 03:12 PM
https://images.psacard.com/s3/cu-psa/cardfacts/1951-bowman-182-tom-ferrick-25439.jpg?h=400

He is my great Uncle. Died in 1996. 40-40 lifetime pitcher. Highlight won the 3rd game of the 1950 world series against the Phillies. Scouted with KC. Great all around guy and had the best stories about baseball.

Very cool! I'm sure he could tell stories for hours. Guys that spent a lifetime in the game are always a pleasure to talk to. Thanks for sharing!

Sophiedog
10-17-2017, 02:26 PM
I would get it graded for protection and because your uncle got it for you.

pclpads
10-17-2017, 02:35 PM
I would get it graded for protection and because your uncle got it for you.

+1 The card is a beater at best, but it is a HA RC. Their is sentimental attachment / connection with your uncle, so to protect the card - if it were mine - I'd definitely get it slabbed. That's quite a keepsake and story.

homerunhitter
10-17-2017, 10:19 PM
does sharpie fade overtime?

I would say get it slabbed and sell it on ebay for whatever you can get for it because in 10-15 years that signature will be completely faded and not sure an even more faded card would be worth much. just my opinion. i could be wrong but it looks badly faded already I can imagine in a few years what it will fade too since it appears sharpie fades overtime.