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Christy Mathewson real?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Jan 12. 7 Replies

Many of you were quite helpful last night in figuring out a Babe Ruth autograph's authenticity, so wanted to ask about this Christy Mathewson as well. The areas where the ink seems thicker is due to…Continue

Babe Ruth authenticity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Jan 13. 19 Replies

Hi, a relative of mine purchased a Babe Ruth autograph recently and I was hopeful that some of you could shed light on its authenticity.The autograph is in pencil on a program from the 1940s golden…Continue

Is my Mantle ball real?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben K Jan 6. 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I was recently gifted a Mantle autographed ball and am trying to get a second opinion on its validity. Can anyone tell me if they think this is a real autograph or a fake, and if so why?…Continue

 

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Woody2Shoes replied to Ben K's discussion Babe Ruth authenticity
"Yep. If there was even a glimmer of hope, I wanted to reserve judgment until I saw the whole, and therein lies the compounded problem not only of awkward characters, whether because of rushed, unstable platform, etc., but placement and the…"
Jan 13
James replied to Ben K's discussion Babe Ruth authenticity
"That tape residue looks like it could be from the time period.  Could it have been taped somewhere by someone wanting to show off their in-person Ruth?  Just an idea I’m throwing out there even though it’s probably not real."
Jan 13
Ben K replied to Ben K's discussion Babe Ruth authenticity
"Sorry for the late reply, Woody! Please see the entire pages here: "
Jan 13
Woody2Shoes replied to Ben K's discussion Babe Ruth authenticity
"Second request for an image of the entire page that bears this signature."
Jan 13
Randy replied to Ben K's discussion Babe Ruth authenticity
"I agree with the other opinions, not likely genuine. It just looks a little off even for a rushed example."
Jan 12
Woody2Shoes replied to Ben K's discussion Christy Mathewson real?
"#1 forgery tell that supersedes any and all other tells. When someone signs their name, they don't: A) Misspell B) Go back to correct and tweak penmanship Not unless they're learning to write. Just taking note of that alone is sometimes…"
Jan 12
Woody2Shoes replied to Ben K's discussion Babe Ruth authenticity
"Can you post an image of the entire pages bearing the Ruth signature?"
Jan 12
Fuddjcal replied to Ben K's discussion Christy Mathewson real?
"thanks Woody,that's what I was trying to say by horribly laughable...a real coffee spitter."
Jan 12
Woody2Shoes replied to Ben K's discussion Christy Mathewson real?
"Yes to both. Also, look at that M!! The first part of that M (like a 7), looks like it was drawn over more than once (Just like the "C").  And that 'a'!! Good Lord. A square top? Really? When did Christy every draw a square…"
Jan 11
Ben K replied to Ben K's discussion Christy Mathewson real?
"Thank you for your analysis. Is the reason you think it was done at a snail's pace due to the rigidity of the signature? Because I can certainly see that. Also do you think the reason it bled is because they left the pen in one place for too…"
Jan 11
Woody2Shoes replied to Ben K's discussion Christy Mathewson real?
"Not good, IMO. Copied (drawn). And at a snail's pace."
Jan 11
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Jan 11
Ben K replied to Ben K's discussion Christy Mathewson real?
"Thanks for the reply Fuddjcal! Yes, estate sale and cut are definitely concerning terms. Mathewson's signature is tough cause based on examples on PSA's website it changed quite a bit over time. This one is reminiscent of some later in his…"
Jan 11
Fuddjcal replied to Ben K's discussion Christy Mathewson real?
"Hi Ben, a good rule of thumb is there are a few "buzz words" I see quite a lot that do not end well 99% of the time. 2 of those buzz words are "Estate Sale" & "Cut". You may hit a HR 1% of the time but these buzz…"
Jan 11
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James replied to Ben K's discussion Babe Ruth authenticity
"Glad they chimed in!"
Jan 11

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Looking for advice about if my autographs are authentic
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Sports
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I mainly focus on baseball
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Long Time Lover
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Walter Johnson
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It is something I have been doing since I was a kid and continue to this day.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Babe Ruth

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