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talismon : 11/7/2018 1:32 pm
Hey everyone,

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate post but I have an old NY Giants autographed football by the team - I'm pretty sure it's from 1956.

I'm looking for recommendations on the best place to sell/trade it, I can supply pictures if anyone is curious.

Appreciate the help!

Cheers
Is it a black tie event?  
figgy2989 : 11/7/2018 1:37 pm : link
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Hope you didn't get the ball from our former equipment manager  
kinard : 11/7/2018 1:41 pm : link
Joe Skiba.

"Hey, what's Eli Manning's signature doing on that 1956 football"?
People will ask "Is it real?"  
JohnB : 11/7/2018 1:54 pm : link
I'm not sure how I'd sell it but I'd have that question answered before looking to sell it.

And maybe you already do....
You're going to need some form of provenance..  
BigBlue89 : 11/7/2018 1:57 pm : link
If you're expecting any decent offers. How did you get it? If it was a gift, how did the person get it for you?

Alternatively, you can get as many of the signatures authenticated as possible using a service lika PSA. Here's a list of players they authenticate if you can read the names: https://www.psacard.com/Fees/AutographCategory/football
Try eBay  
Big Blue '56 : 11/7/2018 2:07 pm : link
All the autographed balls I have from the ‘50s and 60s (with trusted COAs) I obtained via eBay through the years. I don’t believe I have the ‘56 signed football, though I have the 1956 team signed photo I obtained from former Giant Walt Yowarsky’s wife.

I’d love to see the pictures. I’m at 1956giants@gmail.com

Another Pic of NYG Football  
talismon : 11/7/2018 4:26 pm : link
Here's another pic
Championship Ball NYG - ( New Window )
NY Giants Championship Ball  
talismon : 11/7/2018 4:28 pm : link
Here's another one, not sure if the first uploaded correctly.
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NYG Football  
talismon : 11/7/2018 4:33 pm : link
I forgot to mention it was passed down from my great Aunt who used to own a race track in NY. I got it about 20 years ago and it has barely been handled.
How would you authenticate something like this?  
kinard : 11/7/2018 5:08 pm : link
... I'm sure any real memorabilia buyer would not pay good money for this without a certificate of authenticity.

I just compared the signatures of Kyle Rote and Dick Modzelewski as they appeared on the football with their signatures on other items that I saw online. Hmmmm...

Let's just say that if were buying the ball I'd want some assurances that they're legit.
God man, you know there really isn't a market for that  
Anakim : 11/7/2018 5:50 pm : link
Best I could do is $30 and I'd probably be taking a loss


Legit?  
talismon : 11/7/2018 5:57 pm : link
Thanks Kinard,

The other link posted earlier wanted $20 per signature. I think that would take a big bite out of what I could get. I did a bit a research too and it's obviously not a exact match (the way they signed cards) - but again it's on a football with a pen from 1956. So... do you think it's even possible to get a COA given all these circumstances?

Thanks for the input.
RE: God man, you know there really isn't a market for that  
talismon : 11/7/2018 6:00 pm : link
In comment 14168300 Anakim said:
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Best I could do is $30 and I'd probably be taking a loss




Hahaha - I actually emailed them and they were interested but the filming dates didn't work with my schedule. I love the show but I'm not going to take a %40 loss (especially with a sentimental item) with Rick.
I would imagine that issues like this have been addressed before  
kinard : 11/7/2018 6:04 pm : link
... the big memorabilia collector in the New York is Steiner Sports. I would give those guys a call and ask them how you can go about getting a certificate of authenticity for an item that was signed a long time ago and given to you as a gift.

Good luck - if everything is on the up-and-up that could be a valuable piece of merchandise you have in your possession.

My Dad once gave me a football signed by the 1968 Jets team that won the Super Bowl. I was 10 years old at the time and ended up using it in a game with my friends and fucked up all of the signatures. Dad was not happy...
Oh Boy  
talismon : 11/7/2018 7:51 pm : link
Thanks for the lead, appreciate it. Too bad about your ball... hope you scored a few TD's :) ... and some good memories.
I remember the day  
Doomster : 11/7/2018 11:24 pm : link
my brother left my Mickey Mantle glove out in the rain for a couple of days.....then the sun hit it.....it shrunk about two sizes....took me a month to break that sucker in....
RE: Another Pic of NYG Football  
short lease : 11/8/2018 1:36 am : link
In comment 14168236 talismon said:
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Here's another pic Championship Ball NYG - ( New Window )


I don't trust it ... everybody signed it upside down.
Another Pic of NYG Football  
talismon : 11/8/2018 7:30 am : link
Yeah my phone and photo editor wasn't cooperating - Upside down, right side up - tell that to players :)
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Sigs  
talismon : 11/8/2018 7:36 am : link
It's got some great players on it...

rosie grier
Dick Modzelewski
sam huff
mel triplett
RE: Sigs  
talismon : 11/8/2018 7:54 am : link
In comment 14168606 talismon said:
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It's got some great players on it...

rosie grier
Dick Modzelewski
sam huff
mel triplett


Total 27 signatures
27 signatures.  
Big Blue '56 : 11/8/2018 8:21 am : link
Remember guys, the rosters were set at 33 during that time, so it’s only 6 short of the entire team, assuming there are no duplicates which I doubt there are
RE: Another Pic of NYG Football  
I Love Clams Casino : 11/8/2018 9:25 am : link
In comment 14168604 talismon said:
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Yeah my phone and photo editor wasn't cooperating - Upside down, right side up - tell that to players :) Link - ( New Window )


Nice balls dude
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