I am curious on opinions about this Mike Trout Autographed baseball that was authenticated by JSA in January 2019.

I came across this one on the Pristine Auction site.  It is not one that I own, or am considering buying, I am just curious what the opinions are about this one.  


I am an Angels season ticket holder and my son and I have been extremely lucky to personally have Trouty sign dozens of items over the years: baseballs, photos, jerseys, and our favorite, his 106th Career Stolen Base.  Here is the signed base:

We have some great clean autos and several sloppy ones from him being in a rush, signing just before game time.  I think I am very familiar with his signature during his 8 years with the Angels.  That said, this JSA authenticated auto does not look like any of  Trout autographs that I have seen from the last 8 years and want your opinions.  

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The one you posted is how he signed in the minors early into his MLB career, but I'm not entirely sure as to when he stopped the "two part" signature. The style you show on the base is what he transitioned into and is now more well known.

He didn’t wear 27 in the minors.  I don’t think it’s legit, was surprised to see it authenticated.  I am curious to hear other opinions about this one.  

the Base was signed in person at the stadium this year.  

I don't think its legit.. I recently read an article of a lot of forgeries coming out of south florida. Those forgers tend to use off brand baseballs out of China. I see China under Trout's signature. I do not know his signature, but I noticed that right away based on the article I just read. 

With that said, I refuse to do business with Pristine Auction again. I bought mystery boxes loaded with crap. They show mystery boxes on their streams that they are know are loaded, but the majority feature inventory they cant move or that is damaged. I have bought 5 from them, mini helmets were damaged and dirty. And the signed baseballs in those boxes were stained and looked like some kid played with them while eating Cheetos. They often also post items that are damaged with deceptive photos.. And they also use shill bidding or bid up items. One time I bought a NFL Jersey mystery box, they were forthcoming with that and it was to include mostly star players.. But their images had official jerseys.. What I received was Gerald McCoy, not bad till you turned it around and realized it just had his name and number on the back. It was a cheap knockoff jersey.. 

Corrupt for sure..


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