Recently picked up a very well preserved 1936 Who's who in Baseball bookBook has 16 signatures, all of them ink/aged for a long time (not sure I can say they were signed in 1936, but somewhere in the…Continue
Speed%20Johnson.jpgRecently acquired a Who's Who hardcover 1936 with a few signatures, definitely vintage and bone dry ink on cellulose (Foxx, Berg, Combs, Rolfe, Ruffing, Dickey, Gomez, Frisch etc) (there is a discussion thread on this topic "Foxx and Berg"It also was signed by the author/editor Harold "speed" JohnsonWhile…See More
"So this pens another thread: "Is a TPA an "all purpose certification house or a specialty?"
And, how does a new entrant get "membership" in the "supply side club?"
Just basically goes to show you how…"
"I would not buy something I do not think is authentic even if it is slabbed. I am also not concerned once I own it, but I admit, I am a lot more finicky about items on sale which are not authenticated for a similar logic: "buyer beware" so…"
"I do agree with the accountability, which I view as having "by name" reviewers (SGC, CSA, Beckett) I mentioned that I do value the JSA service and integrity based on a personal experience, which may or may not sway me on accountability. I…"
"I had a tough time figuring out a good place to enter, so I chose to go to the root of the issue and offer a couple of thoughts for discussion
1- Is PSA still the "dominant" force now that Steve Grad is gone? Like him or not, and I am…"
"So you think it is legit? It would be an early 1930's or late 20's as his signature got more compact in the mid to late 30's
the start of the e is also "funny" (sine wave vs saw tooth description would apply here)
"Lazzeri is not too far off other "exemplars" He does have a trend to "run out of steam" at the end, so his terminations are plenty...
How about this one for Lou ( or Lau) (JSA cert)? Just something about it that does not…"
"Most Lazzeri signatures I've seen in-hand have been on team baseballs and on golf scorecards. I don't recall ever seeing one where the dot for his 'i' and the period he often includes after Lazzeri merge into what looks like an…"
"As of yet, each and every time I look at that page, I can't see past the Gehrig, my eyes are hypnotically drawn to it. I'll give it another try. Maybe this time I'll try not to focus on the lower quadrant of the page. 8)"