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Thoughts these Mantle 1950s & 1960s era signatures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Aug 11. 3 Replies

They look legit, but not much out there to compare them to. The 1950s era ball is certified by PSA and the 1960s ball is certified by Becket.ThanksContinue

Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John DeAngelis Jan 18. 8 Replies

What are your thoughts on grading autographs/baseballs?I am torn on the subject. I see the major auction houses put their perceived grade when describing the autographed baseballs, such as…Continue

Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Jan 8. 6 Replies

Wondering your thoughts on this early signature of Joe D. It is on a Spaulding Joe D model baseball. Seller believes it is from 1936–1940 range.I couldn't find any info on this model ball from the…Continue

Tags: DiMaggio, Joe

Babe Ruth and G.C. Alexander duel-signed baseball

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Jan 3. 5 Replies

Looking to purchase this ball online from reputable auction house. 1920's Babe Ruth & Grover Cleveland Alexander Dual-Signed Baseball. Perhaps saw action at Sportsman's Park in either the 1926 or…Continue

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Steve replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts these Mantle 1950s & 1960s era signatures
"Both are very nice."
Aug 11
terrier8HOF replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts these Mantle 1950s & 1960s era signatures
"authentic and the time periods are correct"
Aug 11
Mike Kaminski replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts these Mantle 1950s & 1960s era signatures
"Both look like nice vintage Mantle examples to me :)"
Aug 11
John DeAngelis posted a discussion

Thoughts these Mantle 1950s & 1960s era signatures

They look legit, but not much out there to compare them to. The 1950s era ball is certified by PSA and the 1960s ball is certified by Becket.ThanksSee More
Aug 11
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Apr 25
John DeAngelis replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"I agree that grading is very inconsistent — on everything from signature, balls and cards. It artificially drives up the costs and is self serving to the grading companies. I have 77 autographed balls in my collection and only 2 have been…"
Jan 18
MJ Emigh replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
""If you want something done right, do it yourself." At least if you make and sign them yourself, you'll know they're authentic."
Jan 17
terrier8HOF replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"agree!"
Jan 17
Eric K. Longo replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"Perhaps if "I" were making/selling them...;)"
Jan 17
terrier8HOF replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"I agree with Steve, I see no value in grading a signed baseball.  None."
Jan 17
Eric K. Longo replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"Re-posted for spelling. Well, I was gonna write something about this because it is something I think about (sig and item signed are ultimately inextricable - an extreme example would be Sharpie on Velvet) but I will take a shorter route as I am…"
Jan 17
Steve Zarelli replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?
"Grading has been discussed here many times. Generally, it is not seen favorably and more of a marketing gimmick for "registry type" collectors. Two points: The grading standards seem inconsistent to nonsensical. We've seen signatures…"
Jan 17
John DeAngelis posted a discussion

Graded autographs/baseballs – to grade or not to grade?

What are your thoughts on grading autographs/baseballs?I am torn on the subject. I see the major auction houses put their perceived grade when describing the autographed baseballs, such as “...pairing a 10/10 blue ballpoint signature and a pearly white OAL (Brown) ball..." I know that's their opinion and more likely than not, a bit of an oversell to make the ball a bit more desirable.I understand the grading process for sports cards, but baseballs? The cards are encapsulated in a tamper-proof…See More
Jan 17
Woody2Shoes replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"It's more common than you think. I've seen some single signed Ruth baseballs go for tremendous amounts that were the color of freshly fallen snow. Like powder. They weren't produced in that color and yet 70 to 90 years later, here…"
Jan 8
John DeAngelis replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"Ya know, I was thinking that as well. But I have no idea on how baseballs are cleaned or how to tell. I always wonder when I see a ball from the 1920s and 30s and it is snow white, yet the stamping is fading. Personally, I like an old ball to…"
Jan 7
Eric K. Longo replied to John DeAngelis's discussion Thoughts on 1930s Joe DiMaggio autographed Spaulding Joe D baseball
"+1"
Jan 7

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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I was selling an autographed baseball on eBay when perch712 informed me that it was a forgery. He posted the link to this forum. (I have since taken down the item)
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perch712
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I collect autographed baseballs and vintage baseball cards (no autos)Most of my ball collection is made up of Mantles and 2004 World Series single-signed balls. Most received in person. (the Red Sox, not Mantle)
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Mickey Mantle No. 7 ball. COA from JSA. I traded a Williams/Mantle/DiMaggio ball for it.
Why do you collect?
always been a fan of autographed balls, now I have the means
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Abe Lincoln

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