Tracking the Values of Single-Signed Ty Cobb Baseballs

Many pundits and historians argue about the greatest player of all time, but when it came down to the inaugural vote for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, one player stood out above the rest: Ty Cobb.  According to the Hall of Fame voting, Ty Cobb received an astonishing 98.2 p[ercent of the vote, which remains an all-time record!

Unsurprisingly, autographs for the legend who has been gone for exactly 50 years continue to hold collectors’ interest.  In the past six years, a single-signed ball by Ty Cobb (authenticated by PSA/DNA) has skyrocketed in value! (see accompanying chart).  According to SigPrices.com, in 2005, a single-signed Cobb ball sold at a Hunt Auction for $1,500.  Since then, the price of the ball fluctuated back and forth to a recent high of $5,000 in an eBay auction on Sept, 28, 2010.  That represents an increase of 333 percent.


Date

Auction

Value

Auction Title

09/28/2010

Ebay

$5,000.00

TY COBB SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL BALL PSA/DNA

04/17/2010

Memory Lane Auction

$1,719.03

ty cobb signed baseball psa/dna loa

04/04/2009

Memory Lane Auction

$2,843.50

ty cobb single signed baseball psa/dna

03/06/2009

Hunt Auctions

$2,900.00

ty cobb single signed baseball. clean unused d&m "official league" ball is signed on a side panel, "to tim geiger from his friend ty cobb 1/30/61" in blue fountain pen.

05/17/2008

Memory Lane Auction

$3,127.85

ty cobb single signed baseball psa/dna

11/10/2007

Hunt Auctions

$2,600.00

ty cobb single signed baseball. off white d&m "official league" ball signed on the side panel in blue fountain pen, "to tim geiger from his friend ty cobb 1/30/61."

02/25/2005

Hunt Auctions

$3,600.00

ty cobb single signed baseball. lightly toned wilson model baseball signed on a side panel, "to tom baird from ty cobb 4/28/49" in black ink.

02/25/2005

Hunt Auctions

$1,500.00

ty cobb auto. fdc. clean 1939 baseball centennial fdc features an inset sepia tone photo of cobb and is signed, "ty cobb 10/14/47" in blue ink.

 

The following information is courtesy of SigPrices.com, providing up-to-date sales data that you can use immediately.

 

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