Well I took the ball up to NYC and showed it to an advanced collector. I was bracing myself for the normal trashing collectors usually give when examining anothers goods, but got a real surprise. He not only liked it, he loved it. He said the ball is over 60 years old and has wear to match, these were never meant to put on a shelf. They were usually give away to kids who then played with them. The fact that all the signatures are legible and all the big names were there was a real boost.
Now to find an interested buyer.