Thread: Trump baseballs?
04-14-2009, 11:23 AM #1
In another thread a member brought up Trump baseballs and how they were really cheap, something like $3-4 each. That sounds much nicer than spending $10-15 dollars on an official MLB baseball.
Has anyone used these before?
Are they leather or plastic?
Do they hold the ink from an autograph well?
Thank you for your help!
04-14-2009, 11:48 AM #2
I've used quite a few of them and they seem like they're going to be great long-term balls. They're a good full-grain leather like what is used with ROMLBs and for a fraction of the cost. A dozen balls is about the same cost as 2 ROMLBs. They only drawback to them, as opposed to official MLB balls, is that they have a lot of logo print on them. They have a nice sweet spot available for a signature, but that's about it. One blank side panel. The other SP and SS are covered in logo. In essence, if you want a team ball or multiple-signed ball, go with ROMLBs. For single signed balls, these seem like they'll be winners.
search for "Trump Signature"
04-14-2009, 12:23 PM #3
Unless the players flips to sidepanel and signs under the Trump logo as happened to me a few weeks ago with Yonder Alonso
04-14-2009, 05:42 PM #4
yea, I was at an IP show and a few guys signed in the "non sweet spot" the ball is kinda junky except for the sweet spot. BUT, if you are getting minor league players, Im not going to spend big bucks on ROMLB balls. They may be selling insurance next week!
I always have a few ROMLB balls with me cuz you never know what former players are coaching.
Buy the Trump balls, the leather is pretty good!Collecting Phillies and Eagles cards and autos from any era. If you wore a Phils jersey, I WANT YOUR CARD!!!
04-14-2009, 06:49 PM #5
If you need a cheap alternative for MLB's they work great for single person autographs. I got a dozen balls for about $25! The sweet spot holds an autograph well, better than those practice balls in my opinion. They are great for sending through the mail when you think about it, which would you rather lose, $3 or $15 if you don't get the ball signed?I collect NY Yankees, NY Giants, NY Rangers, NY Knicks, and NJ Nets. I am willing to trade. PM me if you have any cards signed by players from these teams.
Working on collecting all living New York Giants (football) and New York Yankees. The question is which team drives me nuts first!!!
04-14-2009, 08:26 PM #6
04-15-2009, 12:04 AM #7
04-15-2009, 04:40 PM #8
Where can you get the Trump balls at?I NEED 02/03 Topps Heritage Calder Cloth cards!!!
Always looking for signed Philadelphia Sports Illustrateds!
Have an odd Richie Ashburn item? I might want it!
I collect old Flash comics...
04-15-2009, 05:04 PM #9
04-15-2009, 05:14 PM #10
sorry about that!!!
Hey, I sell houses. So.... I guess I could have as easily put in there selling houses, or used cars, or bagging groceries!
All these professions are very honorable. Supplying steroids to Roger Clemens and holding onto the syringes for 8 years is not!
Keep rocking the auto hunting. I am hooked!Collecting Phillies and Eagles cards and autos from any era. If you wore a Phils jersey, I WANT YOUR CARD!!!