Thursday, November 1, 2007
YEAR BOOKS - Could Mean Cash If Signed. Presidents - Movie Stars - Sports Figures
How often have you seen old school yearbooks at a sale and never even picked them up to see who had signed them. This could have been a huge mistake.
On occasion, I will take my year books down off the shelf and read the wonderful things my friends have written in them about me from high school and college. Sure they did, you bet.
This can be fun, and there are a lot of these books out there with the names of some pretty famous people in them. Presidents and Congressmen and women did go to school, even if I do sometimes wonder about a few of them.
How about a yearbook with Babe Ruth's signature in it or Michael Jordon's. Could they have value? You bet. You may not pass those books by so quickly in the future, and if they wrote a message in the book, this will make it even more valuable.
The special things about signatures is that the ones that you think might be the most valuable might not be. You will often find signatures of people that you don't recognize that are worth thousands of dollars.
Let me give you a few examples. Clyde Barrow of Bonnie and Clyde fame will bring over $4500 in the market today. How about Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz? His signature is worth $2500 plus. Humprey Bogart - $2750, James Dean-$7000, Greta Garbo-$9000, Jimi Hendrix-$2000 and the list goes on and on. All these people went to school and had friends and signed year books. Wow!
Why stop now. How about sports figures? Jake Beckley, baseball, $3500. Joe Jackson, baseball $5500. John L. Louis, boxing $2000. Then we have government employees Susan B. Anthony $2000 and historical figure Daniel Boone $12,500.
I am running out of space but I think you get the picture. All these prices came from the price guide "The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs" by Mark Allen Baker. Be sure to check the 31 Club's recommended reading list and order this book if you are interested. We've provided an excellent list of the books we like.
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