A Walter Johnson baseball sold for $230,000 a few years ago. Here are two more offered this month...both with an inscriptions!
A Christy Mathewson baseball sold for $161,000 in 2008.
Christopher Morales passed this Walt Disney signed baseball with a cute drawing as the real deal! Chris, it's time for a new microscope!
JFK and Monroe signed baseball
Mike King Kelley! Another one!
Were you changing the oil in your Ferrari with this Scott?
One of 24 lots with Beatles autographs this month!
Not one, but 2 more Rickey/Robinson dual signed baseballs. I don't think I've ever seen an authentic one anywhere.
No, this is not Bud Bundy. It's Scott Malack!
Here is Christopher Morales looking at one of many signed Beatles albums.
I just noticed the Babe Ruth and Einstein ss signed baseball. Just when I thought I have seen it all they come along and surprise me. Unreal!
I also like the two sharpies shown in the Morales photo. He keeps them close in case one of those ugly blank albums needs some markings put on them.
I can't help but wonder if some of these outrageously bad signed items are intentionally so. Super fresh ink and combinations and inscriptions that are comical. It could lead one to believe they are intentionally doing it almost as satire... and leave the door open to a defense of, "Of course the items are not authentic... who in their right mind would think they were? It's all a misunderstood joke."
Or maybe the "artist" is getting bored and this is his way of having some fun with it.
Here is a comically bad Apollo 11 signed baseball with a cute little moon and capsule drawing added. In my opinion, this is likely from the same person who did the Ruth + Einstein ball and other similar comedic gems.
I wouldn't hate what they do so much if they would just sell them as an "artist rendering" or "fantasy piece" of some sort. They have been in business a long time and people keep paying them. It is certainly a shame.
Why Black sharpies?
Rules of the hobby:
1. Blue ages better
2. Sharpies weren't invented until the early 60s, making all these balls AUTOMATIC Forgeries. He shuld use ball point pen if he was smart
3. On baseballs, You use BALLPOINT PENS, not Sharpies.
Take a look at this DiMaggio and Feller. Christ!
I'd give them five bucks for the bat. I could smack rocks with it.
The DiMaggio is missing half the autograph. Look at the Reggie Jackson, lol!
They are vermin, what else can you say about them?
Ruth and Einstein on the same baseball, now that is funny.
But I am convinced that 90% of the garbage they sell is to other criminals who just resell it in malls, flea markets, small shops, small auctions, etc. The prices realized are all quite low in comparison to what authentic autographs go for.
Look at Scott's eyes in that picture. Pretty scary looking.