View Full Version : Black Ball Point Pen on Baseballs

09-05-2010, 03:01 AM
Are all black ball point pen autos on baseballs guaranteed to fade through time? If no, how do I prevent it from fading? I usually use blue, but the past home stand I only had black pens. The autos are nice and fresh - even in a ball cube. Just wondering for future reference if pen color really does matter for preserving signatures. I researched online, but maybe a more personal opinion on here can give me a better idea on this topic.


09-05-2010, 06:40 AM
Put any ball in a box away from light and it will reduce the amount of fading significantly. I don't think the color matters as much as the actual ink. I have some black ink balls that are great, some that suck. Same goes for blue.

09-05-2010, 10:24 PM
i dont think the color matters-people just like blue better on baseballs-in a uv protector it should stay good.

09-05-2010, 11:06 PM
Don't go in to the light.......with the ball!

09-08-2010, 12:18 PM
I agree with the above posts, it's exposing the ball to light that causes the autos to fade. I do think blue holds up better over time, but if you put your new black autos in a UV-protected case, I don't think you'll have to worry about fading.

09-08-2010, 09:50 PM
Are the cases ROMLB come in UV-protected

09-09-2010, 04:11 PM
yes,i think