"OK. That's what I thought. The panels and stitches/stitch hole placement looked off. I thought it was some kind of Jr. League baseball, maybe even slightly smaller by 1 or 2% than the Amer. or Nat. League balls of the day. The signature looks…"
"Replica. You can tell from the photo. The ink and it's color. The photo. Not printed the same way as the three original known cards. Printed the same way as B&W and sepia and white reprint cards, printed from 1980 to present."
"In the day, before Ruth forgeries could make a killing by skillfully forging his name, there were still many proxies, or "secretarial" signors for Ruth! Clubhouse guy, batboy, Joe Dugan, golf caddy, the wife, ghost signors galore, not so…"
"First, let me start with the positive aspects of the "To my little pal" ball.
1) The T and the F in To and From. Flawless. That's his type of track. The correct lift and starting point, angles, change of pressure during execution of…"
"That is correct, Chris. Very easy for an ebay member to have a derogatory positive removed because issuing a positive, but commenting with negative connotations in the text of that positive is against ebay guidelines."
No problem I know your are very knowledgeable about autographs. If you can, I posted a Stan Musial ball that I’ve been looking at, comes with a store coa, which means nothing to me. It’s posted on the authenticity opinions thread. If you can let me what your think I would very much appreciate it
I definitely won't be the last! It is obvious from your comments that you have a keen understanding of the hobby and will be a welcomed asset to this community. Your insights are on target and brought a smile to my face. Thanks.