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Roadhawg
01-01-2012, 01:04 PM
Is there any place in OKC that does appraisals on baseball memorabilia? My brother gave me a baseball that has several autographs on it including Billy Martin and Al Kaline, both are in the Baseball HOF. There are many more on and I need them identified and appraised.

MikeOKC
01-01-2012, 01:11 PM
'The Old Ball Park' on NW 23rd used to do this. I'm not even sure they're still around. What a fun shop, though.

Roadhawg
01-01-2012, 01:18 PM
Thanks... I'll check them out

MikeOKC
01-01-2012, 01:27 PM
Hi Roadhawg...

I was curious after your question and checked out 'The Old Ball Park'....looks like they moved to South Western just north of I-240.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Old-Ball-Park/103451846387417

Good luck and Happy New Year!

Roadhawg
01-01-2012, 01:32 PM
Appreciate the info. I'm really curious who all these other names are. I'm not a big BB fan but I know who Billy Martin was lol

Roadhawg
01-12-2012, 03:19 PM
'The Old Ball Park' on NW 23rd used to do this. I'm not even sure they're still around. What a fun shop, though.

Gave them a call and they said they don't do appraisals on baseball memorabilia and didn't know anybody that did.

MikeOKC
01-12-2012, 03:29 PM
Gave them a call and they said they don't do appraisals on baseball memorabilia and didn't know anybody that did.

That's too bad. I know a collector who's really into the hobby. I'll ask him how he does it. Maybe it's all done on the web now?

Roadhawg
01-12-2012, 04:16 PM
Thanks... let me know what you find out. Weird a sports memorabilia shop doesn't appraise sports memorabilia.....

Jim Kyle
01-12-2012, 08:32 PM
One of my sons managed The Old Ball Park for quite a few years, before moving into property management. They always had problems with people bringing in forgeries and getting upset when told, so they simply stopped entirely.

Roadhawg
01-13-2012, 07:05 AM
One of my sons managed The Old Ball Park for quite a few years, before moving into property management. They always had problems with people bringing in forgeries and getting upset when told, so they simply stopped entirely.

I can understand that. I'll try to find someplace else, may have to make a run down to the big D.

Roadhawg
01-18-2012, 07:24 AM
Well I found out I need to go through this place to get my baseball authentication and with a bunch of signatures it might cost a small fortune :( http://www.psacard.com/

I got some more info from that place. The total cost to have all the names identified and authenticated will be $150 plus shipping. Not bad considering what it might be worth if the signatures are real.

RangersYear
01-20-2012, 09:27 PM
Might be a 1972-ish Detroit Tigers baseball. You should be able to find those early 70's Tigers rosters on the web. From that, you should be able to identify the other signatures. I'd guess the value to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $200.

soonergeezer
08-07-2014, 09:57 PM
One of my sons managed The Old Ball Park for quite a few years, before moving into property management. They always had problems with people bringing in forgeries and getting upset when told, so they simply stopped entirely.

I owned a sports memoriabilia shop from the late 80s until about 2002. During that time Les Springs was the manager of the Old Ball Park, sadly Les Passed away a few years ago and not long after that they sold the O B P to a married couple and they moved it south. To get a legitimate evaluation of a signature you would probably have to send it to one of the big name companies like PSA.