The base price for sending in a personal item to be signed includes Mr. Ryan's autograph and a hologram sticker, serving as the certificate of authenticity.
Please mail personal items to be signed to:
Nolan Ryan Foundation
3400 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
Instructions for Sending in Items
- Multiple personal items may be submitted in one order. Please make sure the number of items in your cart reflects the number of personal items you are submitting. (i.e., If you are sending in three baseball cards, make sure you have three items in your cart.)
- You will be emailed a copy of your order confirmation upon completion. Print off a copy of your order confirmation to be included in your package.
- Send your items, copy of your order confirmation and prepaid return shipping to 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665.
Item(s) must be accompanied with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and/or prepaid shipping label for return.
Any item(s) weighing more than 13 ounces require a prepaid shipping label for return and will not be accepted with stamps.
Please allow approximately eight to twelve weeks for items to be signed and returned.
How long does it take for my item(s) to be returned?
The typical turnaround time for all orders is eight to twelve weeks.
What should I include in my personal item mail-in package?
All personal items must be accompanied with a printed copy of your order confirmation that was emailed to you upon purchase and a self-addressed, stamped envelope and/or prepaid shipping label for return.
Any item(s) weighing more than 13 ounces will need a shipping label as opposed to stamps.
What does it mean by “Additional Description of Item”?
The “Additional Description of Item” is an extra form of information the Foundation takes for the very unlikely case that your item loses its label or gets mixed up with other items. For example, clarify which baseball card you sent in by describing it, such as “Topps 1979 Rookies,” in the additional description.
If it is a special edition item, please mention it in the additional description.
What if I don’t want a hologram authentication sticker attached to my item?
By default, we attach a hologram authentication sticker to all signed items, but we will do our best to accommodate this request. Please make note of this request at the top of your printed order confirmation in large print. You can also place a sticky note with this request on the item(s).
Can I make specific requests regarding the color, writing utensil, and/or placement of the autograph?
The Nolan Ryan Foundation will do its best to honor requests but ultimately the decision for size, color and location of signature, inscriptions and hologram placement rests with Mr. Ryan and the Foundation.
Please make note of any specific requests at the top of your printed order confirmation in large print. The Foundation has most writing utensils, but you are welcome to send in your own if it is rare (although we cannot guarantee that it will be used).
Can I get a custom inscription that is not on the product inscription list?
Unfortunately, the only inscriptions that we offer are those listed on the product inscription list as seen below:
- “HoF '99”
- “324 Wins”
- “5,714 Ks”
- “The Ryan Express”
- “7 No-Hitters”
- “1969 World Series Champion”
- “Strikeout King”
- Personal Greeting: "To [First Name]"