Posted 5 months ago
I inherited a massive collection of Red Sox memorabilia from my father after he passed from cancer in 2011. Baseball was his life. He worked at Fenway Park for over 20 years and to say he was a collector of Red Sox memorabilia would be a gross understatement.
I have thousands and thousands of baseball cards. Over 800 autographed baseballs, a dozen signed bats. and even 28 Red Sox china dinner plates allegedly from a famous wedding at the park. Unfortunately who's wedding it was escapes me...I wish I were listening more closely.
Anyway, I'm curious if someone with more knowledge than me can give me any opinions on what to do with all of these items. I don't even know what to guess the value of something like this could be or where I should look to sell some of this stuff. I'd love to take my mother on the cruise her and my father had to cancel because of his treatment, and it would be bittersweet to do that with my father's help with all of his collectibles. Does anyone know of a good place I could take these collectibles to for an evaluation?
There's at least 4 signed Mickey Mantle balls, 5 Ted Williams, Willy Mays, Frank Robinson, Yastrzemski, etc. all the way down to random celebrities such as Stephen King, Bobby Orr, Matt Damon as well as nearly every other player on the Red Sox in the last 20 years several times over. Nearly every single ball has a small sticky note behind it as to who signed the ball, and as with most were in person and he listed the exact date, and exactly when during the game he got the ball and signature.