I am posting this on several sites trying to get different opinions of the value of what I have.
It is very difficult to get this across. I think this is something that has to be seen but.......
I have a loose leaf book of Baseball players autographs. I think they are from around the 1995 season, some may be earlier some may be later. This book came from a bankrupt screen printing business that was contracted to print for MLB.
This book has many hundreds of signatures. Most of them are approval photo copies meaning the player was given a specific form. he was requested to sign his name several times then one would be chosen for approval. Some are for basebal print approvals. Some were faxes. I mean this is amazing to see because there are hundreds of them. Everyone from
sammy Sosa, McGwire, everybody! This is basically like the who's who of baseball.
There are even just scraps of paper with the original signatures. I mean they must have just shoved these things in front of players said sign it and poof. Some of the scraps have multiple original signatures like they were just sitting in the locker room and past it around. I am not a baseball fan so most of the names are unfamiliar to me but some I recognize and some actually have the name printed next to it so the merchandise company would know who's signature was who's.
All signatures are written in black felt tip marker because that's what's required by us printers for reproduction onto say, shirt, ball etc. Example of papers with original signatures:
These are all separate pieces of scraps of paper. If you see more than one name ot's because there are multiple signatures on the paper. AMAZING!!
----Jose Canseco, Roger Clemens, Mo Vaughn
----Gregg Jefferies, Len Dykstra, Darren Daulton
----Don Mattingly, Wade Boggs, (can't read 3rd name Starts wit J)
----Mike Piazza (with 2 otheres one starts with E, and the others looks like it says Hahn IV)
There are very many like this. Too many to list.
One has 19 signatures on it.
If anyone can give me an idea of what it's worth let me know. I am in the process of taking pictures. I may post them on a web site at some point but right now I would be happy to send pics.
I also have a loose leaf book like this for NHL but with a lot less origianl signatures.
Thanks in advance. I could use any info.