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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Stan Musial Autographed OML Baseball Signed Authentic
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Willie Mays HOFer 660 HRS "THE Great ONE" autographed baseball NY
$150.00
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N.Y.YANKEES DAVID WELLS **PERFECT GAME** autographed baseball
$75.00
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SF GIANTS HUNTER PENCE AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL WITH COA
$29.99
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YANKEE GREAT DON LARSON'S WORLD SERIES **PERFECT GAME** autographed baseball
$75.00
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2012 BOWMAN CHROME AUTOGRAPH OSCAR TAVERAS BGS 9.5 AUTO 10 CARDINALS
$239.95
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2014 Topps Certified Autograph Issue JOHNNY PODRES Spring Fever #16 30
$23.00
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Baseball Stein - 1994 "Cy Young" The Legends Of Baseball Signature Series
$29.99
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Hank Aaron Photograph Authentic Autograph & Baseball Card Framed MLB HOF Braves
$30.00
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DAVE STIEB 2013 PANINI AMERICA'S PASTIME MAJESTIC MARKS AUTO AUTOGRAPH SP 25
$19.99
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HOFer "HAMMERING" HARMON KILLEBREW autographed baseball** 573 HRS
$75.00
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1961 New York Yankees Infield Autograph Signed Baseball Tony Kubek Clete Boyer
$234.99
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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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