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Memorabilia expert: Henry Ford-signed baseball could fetch $5-10k

Henry Ford baseball photo
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This baseball, autographed by Henry Ford and others, will be auctioned tomorrow.

A baseball signed by Henry Ford was discovered in a New Jersey couple’s attic. Along with Ford’s signature were signatures of some other Ford engineers and racing great Ralph DePalma. We speak with Josh Evans, the founder of Lelands.com, which is auctioning the ball on Friday.

Baseballs that have been autographed by famous players are highly sought after by fans and can sometimes be very valuable objects, but it's not every day you hear of a baseball that's been autographed by the American industrialist Henry Ford. A couple in New Jersey found such a baseball in their attic, and Henry Ford's signature wasn't the only one on the ball.

Current State talks about this rare find with Josh Evans, the founder of Lelands.com, which is auctioning the baseball tomorrow. Josh has been dealing in antiques since the tender age of eight, and went on to become the first legitimate sports memorabilia appraiser in America.

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