A collectible column explores a unique autographed baseball.
By the early 1970s, Frankie Frisch had been retired for a few decades but the former St. Louis Cardinal "Gas House Gang" member often made a pilgrimage to Cooperstown for the annual Hall of Fame inductions.
One year, it seems, he bought a baseball and added some of his fellow Hall of Famers’ autographs to it. The ball wound up being passed down to a relative who is now curious about its value.
The diagnosis reported by the Wall Street Journal’s sports collectibles columnist?
A mixed bag.