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    Baseball Memorabilia

    Appraised Value:

    $15,000 - $20,000 (1998)

    Updated Value:

    $15,000 - $20,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: August 22, 1998

    Appraised in: Hartford, Connecticut

    Appraised by: Kathleen Guzman

    Category: Sports Memorabilia

    Episode Info: Hartford (#1726)
    Hartford (#315)

    Originally Aired: May 24, 1999

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    Form: Baseball, Letter
    Material: Paper
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $15,000 - $20,000 (1998)
    Updated Value: $15,000 - $20,000 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Kathleen Guzman

    Heritage Auctions

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It's my father. He was born in Italy, but came here at the turn of the century and just fell in love with baseball.

    APPRAISER: Your father was quite ill at the end of his life. This is a personal letter from Lou Gehrig saying he is sorry about your father's illness, and to have a signed letter from him is quite unusual and would sell for about $6,000 to $8,000. The condition of the Goose Gosling ball is appalling.

    GUEST: Right.

    APPRAISER: That ball is going to be worth about $300 to $400. And these other two balls, which have great signatures, are probably going to be worth about $1,000 to $1,500 each. This Joe DiMaggio letter is worth about $1,000 to $1,500. So this whole wonderful collection together would be valued at about $15,000 to $20,000.

    GUEST: I'm overwhelmed!

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