So you have just started collectingautographed baseballsor you have been a serious sports memorabilia collector for a couple years. You are thinking to yourself, I’ve spent all this money on such a cool collection, how do I make sure I protect my autographs for the long term? Here are 4 tips how to do so.
#1 – Always make sure your baseballs are signed in ball point pen. This type of pen tends to not bleed much and the integrity of the signature is higher.
Will Clark Signed 1989 World Series Baseball BATTLE OF THE BAY
#2 – Store your baseballs in a UV protected display case. It can be a simpleUltra Pro UV display caseor aclassy wall mountable one. Either way, make sure it has UV protected glass or acrylic. UV keeps out 97-98% of harmful light that will progress the fading of your baseball rather rapidly.
Ultra Pro UV Baseball Display Case
Wall Mountable Baseball Display Case
#3 – Keep out of direct sunlight. When displaying your autographed baseballs, keep them on the side of the room the light comes in from. That way direct sunlight never shines on them. Sun can fade items within just a year and is extremely harmful to autographs.
Faded Autographed Baseball
#4 – The room they are displayed in should be at room temperature. Not too hot or too cold. Room temperature is the perfect setting for an autograph.
Of course, over a long period of time (20 + years), a baseballs quality and signature quality will fade a little. But if you take these 4 steps you can delay and prevent much of that deterioration and keep the value of your collection high.
Powers Sports Memorabiliawas started by Matt Powers as a way for sports autograph and celebrity memorabilia enthusiasts and collectors to have a high-quality product available at affordable pricing. Having been in the business since 2004, he noticed there wasn’t a website available that included not only signed sports memorabilia and celebrity autographs, but also high quality custom framing and autograph display cases for everything from autographed baseballs to signed guitars, and more.
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