looks fine to me
If you keep it away from much light and use UV protection, the autograph should be okay. If you look up memorabiliafactory.com , they’ve got a product called BallDome. They’re awesome looking display items for baseballs, and they’ve got great UV protection, and you can order a label. I’m not associated with them, but I’ve bought a few from them, and I really like them. Just a suggestion.
It appears to be more of an issue with the pen that was used. The ink appears to have been running low.
I agree. It doesn’t really look faded to me, but as you say, Mike, it looks more like a pen issue than anything else.
Appreciate the feedback!
Ask for a better photo. It looks like it was taken with a camera phone from 2005. The signature probably looks better in person.
He's a polarizing figure, but definitely one of the greats aside from the steroids. Got a pretty good deal, so I scooped it up. Thanks to everyone for the comments and advice!
I received this ball today. Definitely not faded, just the pen not having much juice. It actually looks darker in the photo than it does in person!