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    Which type of baseball for autographs? Any secrets to prevent fading?

    What are your opinions on the different types of baseballs for getting autographs? I have seen a few threads here about this same topic.

    Have any of you tried Rawlings Little League balls? Obviously ROMLBs are best, but they get pricey. I tried a few ROLB2 balls with a Bic pen, and the autographs have faded quite a bit. Also tried CROLB after prepping the sweet spot and that hasn't faded (its been 2 years now).

    Do you guys have any cheap alternatives to using ROMLBs or any secrets to prevent fading?
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    I kinda was wondering the secret on leather in general...like if you wan put down something over it to help it...I have some golf gloves that are signed and I wanna protect them. Any help would help me out too!
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    The best synthetics I've seen have been CROLB's and ROLB3's. Still, ROMLB's are the best. But sometimes, it is the pen. Make sure it is bic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesautographs View Post
    The best synthetics I've seen have been CROLB's and ROLB3's. Still, ROMLB's are the best. But sometimes, it is the pen. Make sure it is bic.
    i don't think there is a great alternative to ROMLBs that i know of. thinking of switching to minor league balls when i graph those games. any positive/negative experience with them?
    never had problems with fading when using good balls. a few that are 20+ yrs old have some toning, probably from the cheap holders i used to have them in. i put everything in the ultra pro UV protected cubes now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesautographs View Post
    The best synthetics I've seen have been CROLB's and ROLB3's. Still, ROMLB's are the best. But sometimes, it is the pen. Make sure it is bic.
    This- pretty sure the longoria on a ROMLB that I have that is fading is because I used a made in china dollar store ballpoint...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Peanut View Post
    i don't think there is a great alternative to ROMLBs that i know of. thinking of switching to minor league balls when i graph those games. any positive/negative experience with them?
    never had problems with fading when using good balls. a few that are 20+ yrs old have some toning, probably from the cheap holders i used to have them in. i put everything in the ultra pro UV protected cubes now.

    I have used minor league baseballs and have never had any issues. I also think they white is brighter, so the autographs pops off.

    I to put some of my older autographs in cheap cases and have faded. My favorite one of Mariano Rivera, Alfonso Soriano, Bernie Williams and four others is almost completed faded away Worst part is I received them from Mariano and my connection is not as strong, but still have somewhat of a connection.
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    anyone try little league balls by chance? I know those are at walmart for a couple bucks. The texture of the ball seems similar to ROMLBs more so that ROLBs. Might give it a try.
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    Plain and simple........if you want a Nice autograph to last........ROMLB, Blue Bic ball point pen, stored in a UV protected case!

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    For some help to people rawlings offical league balls 1x are good. I have tons of autographs on these and they have held up very well. Here is the site if you wanna look at them

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