KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baseball fans can find out the appraised value of their baseball keepsakes at the MLB All Star FanFest. The appraisals will undoubtedly shock some collectors and disappoint others.
David Hunt in the president of Hunt Auctions. The sports memorabilia auction company has been apart of the All-Star FanFest for nine years.
"There are always people who are surprised that they are not going to be able to retire on their baseball card collection, and then there are people who bring down a piece that they don't think is a whole lot of value, ends up being $10,000 or $20,000," Hunt said.
Hunt advices fans to collect what they love because it's hard to predict what will and will not increase in value. He encourages those seeking autographs to use official Major League baseballs, to help ensure an increase in value.
"If you want to get an autograph from a George Brett or a Willie Wilson, or of your local guys or a hall a famer like Rollie Fingers, who ever it might be, get it on an official Major League baseball, keep it in nice condition, and usually it'll appreciate over time," Hunt said.
The Hunt Auction auction will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m at the All Star FanFest. Bids for the live auction at the 2012 FanFest can be made in person at the auction, or via phone at 610-524-0822 or online at www.HuntAuctions.com.
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