View Full Version : Please help!! Pen question???

12-08-2009, 11:35 AM
Guys, what is the best pen to use to get authentic NFL balls signed?

I notice that most of the nice signatures are in a nice gray color. What type of pen is that?

Please help....I have the opportunity to get some balls signed by Archie, Peyton, and Eli over the offseason, and I want them to come out nice.

12-08-2009, 06:46 PM
I think they use a silver paint pen to sign NFL footballs, but I am not sure exactly which brand. Here is a link to a good eBay article about which type of pen to use for different memorabilia:


12-09-2009, 10:02 AM
Thanks Vegas...I'll see if I can find out the brand of pen and all. Didn't know it was a paint pen though. Have a good one!

12-09-2009, 10:29 AM
I have a Pilot - Silver Marker (Extra Fine Point)

I believe I picked it up at Staples for a couple bucks.

12-09-2009, 06:00 PM
^Yeah at my local staples its $2.29. But i've had one around the house for a while and after a while it seems to leak too much ink when i write with it.

12-10-2009, 12:08 PM
I have had a few signed using silver Sharpie. They are good if you are having a few items signed but they dry up really quick.

12-11-2009, 10:40 AM
Thanks guys!!! I'll look into both!