Hand painted baseballs of famous baseball players are quickly becoming a favorite among baseball memorabilia collectors.
Part of the reason is because they are still rare. There aren't many of us creating painted baseballs. You can find baseball memorabilia scattered all over the internet, but quality, hand painted baseballs are few and far between.
Another reason is because each one created is an original, one of a kind piece of artwork. You can buy a Hank Aaron rookie card and have a nice article of baseball memorabilia. But you won't have the only one of it's kind. Even if you had the money to buy a Honus Wagner baseball card, there would still be another couple out there like it.
But if you invest in a Hank Aaron ball, you would have the only one ever created by that artist. No one else would have the same piece of baseball memorabilia that you do.
Plus the fact that it's a baseball! You can hold it in your hand and look at all the painted sides. I'm sure you know some people that collect baseball cards or other memorabilia. But how many do you know that own an original, hand painted Mickey Mantle baseball?
The value of your hand painted baseball will never go down. I have seen my own baseballs go up in value, simply because they are one of a kind. Add to the fact that they take so long to create and you have a collectible that's much better than a baseball card.
When I started painting on baseballs, I never thought the demand for them would be so great. I am always working on baseballs. I have a back log of them. I hate the fact that I have to make my customers wait, but it takes time to get them just right. And, you know the old saying,"Good things come to those who wait."
They are also great if you are an autograph collector.
I have been privileged to present some of my Great American Baseballs to some famous baseball players. I'll never forget the day I gave my Bob Feller baseball to Rapid Robert himself. He loved it. It was definitely something he had never received before. A real collectors item for him. It was much better than giving him an old baseball card.
So, the next time you are looking for some baseball memorabilia to invest in, I hope you'll consider one of my hand painted baseballs. Your friends will all be jealous!
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