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William G. Gleason (Will)
Position: ShortstopBats: Right, Throws: RightHeight: 5' 8", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: November 12,***** Louis, MO (All Transactions)Debut: May 2, 1882 (Age 23.171, 517th in MLB history)Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1882 season [*]Teams (by GP): Browns/Athletics/BrownStockings/Colonels 1882-1889
Last Game: June 18, 1889 (Age 30.218)Died: July 21,***** Louis, MO (Aged 73.252)Buried: Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MORelatives: Brother of Jack Gleason"
If your baseball is uncertified, it would have an estimated retail value of $200-240 assuming good condition and depending one sale geographic location.
Collectors generally require a certification from an independent authority. Once certified the retail/insurance value of your baseball would be $550-750.
Certifications of signatures must be done in person.
You will need to send your baseball to a service similar to the following:
Certification of Baseballs -
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.
If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:
The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.Accept PayPal only.
Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.Artfire.comBonanza.com
Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.
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