Wilt chamberlain autographed basketball

Jun 28, 2020. 04:18 UTC
Wilt Chamberlain Autographed Basketball
Lee
United States of America

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Champion Sports Collectibles,Inc Certificate of Authenticity Signed NBA Wilt Chamberlain Basketball

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within 2 days
Jun 30, 00:19 UTC
By Trey

Fair Market Value

$600 - $700 USD

Insurance Value

$1,300 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a Spalding NBA basketball autographed by Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999). According to the current owner, the piece was acquired via inheritance. The piece features a certificate of authenticity from a defunct authenticator (Champion Sports Collectables, Inc.), and the certificate of authenticity is of the variety that could be easily duplicated via photocopy, so unfortunately the signature cannot be considered authenticated.

A PSA-certified similar ball sold at Heritage Auctions in December 2019 for $630.

The signature on the ball that is the subject of this appraisal does appear to be consistent with other known Chamberlain signatures. In consideration of the factors noted, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this piece conditional upon signature authentication by a reputable third party such as PSA would be estimated at $600 to $700.

This is a conditional appraisal, which means that we have not verified the authenticity of this item. Click here to learn more about the authentication resources that Mearto offers.
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