Autograph Authentication Topic

I have a few autographed collectibles I've considered selling. Looking online, it seems it can cost anywhere from $30-60 to get something authenticated (+ shipping costs). I find it hard to believe, especially in today's market, that getting an autograph authenticated would increase the value by $50ish, unless it's something older, like pre-1950s, where costs go way up and people want to be really sure about what they're getting.
5/17/2013 6:26 PM
It's simple math.   If I'm giving you $30 for your Mickey Rivers autographed bat, I don't really care about authentification.    I'm just going to display the bat somewhere and, when I die, it will probably see the garbage.    If I'm giving you $50,000 for the bat Jeter used to get his 3000th hit, I want the ***** authenticated.   I may place it next to Rivers' bat but, when I die, somebody is going to want it.    It's an investment.
5/18/2013 7:17 AM
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$50,000 for a Jeter bat - that's cute
5/18/2013 3:14 PM
I'd take a Jeter gift basket!
5/21/2013 5:51 AM
$100 for an oft scratched Dave Stieb cup.
5/21/2013 10:31 AM
If MikeT actually had a Jeter bat, you can bet it would have some of his DNA somewhere on it.
5/22/2013 11:18 AM
All around the handle!
5/22/2013 4:31 PM
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