Check Out the World's Biggest Autographed Baseball Collection

Check Out the World’s Biggest Autographed Baseball Collection

The line between hobby and obsession is a gray area that Dennis Schrader lives in. The 65 year-old Florida resident has been collecting autographed baseballs since he was nine and now has 4,020 baseballs signed by Major League players. After five years of attempts, Guinness now recognizes it as the largest signed baseball collection in the world.

Originally, Guinness rejected Schrader's request because all the balls were not authenticated. After compiling extensive documentation to back up the legitimacy of the balls, his legacy was finally recognized. Schrader estimates that the uninsured collection is worth $2-3 million. He houses the baseballs in a 12-by-14-foot room that has foot-thick walls. The elaborate setup also includes a bank vault door, motion sensors and a video-camera surveillance system.

Counting duplicates and non-baseball celebrities, the collection totals 4,600 signed baseballs. This includes a baseball signed by President Barack Obama, as well as one singed by Millvina Dean, the last known living survivor of the Titanic, who died in May of 2009.

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2014 MUSEUM COLLECTION MIKE ZUNINO AUTOGRAPH AUTO #D 71 399 SEATTLE
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Los Angeles Dodgers BOBBY ABREU Signed Autographed OMLB Baseball COA!
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2014 Bowman Inception Oscar Mercado Autograph
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Geronimo Gil Oaxaca Guerreros OML Autographed Baseball COA Baltimore Orioles
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2010 CAL RIPKEN DEREK JETER DUAL AUTOGRAPHS World of Sports GEM MINT BGS 9.5 10
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Derek jeter Autographed Retirement Logo Baseball With Steiner C.o.a And Mlb Auth
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INSTANT BASEBALL TREASURES FACTORY SEALED HOBBY BOX FREE SHIPPING
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Dick Williams 1984 San Diego Padres OML Autographed Signed Baseball COA DECEASED
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Tom Seaver's 300th Win Game Ball - Autographed - White Sox LOA
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Matt Kemp - 2006 Topps '52 - Autographed Rookie Card
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Dick Groat 1960 NL MVP Pittsburgh Pirates OML Autographed Signed Baseball COA
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Jim Wynn 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers Autographed Signed OML Baseball COA
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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