Came across this Mantle ball. Thoughts on the ball (I’m still learning to identify fakes)? It looks like a fake to me, “k” looks too high and the “tle” looks too spread apart and slanted. It’s on a Budig ball which was an instant red flag - though the seller prefaced the conversation saying Mantle signed it “months before his death.”
In my opinion, Fake.
Thanks, Steve. Hope all is well; take care.
The 2nd one is Upper Deck with original box, green bag, original COA. Didn't mantle have a contract with UDA?
Yes, Mantle did have a contract with UDA, but he also signed for anyone who asked and also did some autograph shows. I got him in person myself a few times.
Just got a better look with glasses on and I think you are ok with these two.