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Authentic Mantle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Oct 27. 10 Replies

Hi all,Looking at this in an auction. I have read the Mantle thread but I can’t decide if this is authentic or not. I lean yes but I am far from an expert on this signature. Any help is…Continue

George Brett 1977 spring training autograph

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie May 17. 2 Replies

Hi,I just thought I would share this. I got it in person @ Terry Park in Fort Myers, FL. I just thought this may possibly be of use in the future. The other autographs are Dennis Leonard and Jerry…Continue

Cal Ripken Jr.

Started this discussion. Last reply by terrier8HOF May 16. 3 Replies

Hi Folks,I am looking at this Cal Ripken Jr auto in an auction. I have looked and compared and I am not sure if it is legit. I am learning and I see things I like and others I wonder about. The R…Continue

75-6 Padres ball Smith, Winfield, Fingers and Perry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie May 1. 3 Replies

Hi Guys,I bought this ball at auction and was just wondering about your opinions on the authenticity of the signatures. Also, do you think this ball has been shellacked? It is oddly shiny.Thanks for…Continue

 

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Steve replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"This one is pretty bad."
Oct 27
Charlie replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"Thanks. I am an engineer so technical is what I default to. I usually try to look at authentic and then the one I am looking at but I default to a technical analysis. I will try it the way you learned. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge. Charlie"
Oct 27
Christopher Williams replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"That is an obvious forgery. In my opinion, there is nothing technical about opining autographs."
Oct 27
terrier8HOF replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"no problem.  When I first started looking at Mantles, I made the mistake of trying to do a technical evaluation and I failed at it.  I was given some great advice by two of the contributors to this site and it worked for me.  I just…"
Oct 27
Charlie replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"Thanks Terrier. I meant no disrespect with the tipping you off comment.i found a Larry Rosenbaum topic on Mantle and saw the level of the M in Mantle is on the same plane as Mickey and the loops in the m’s are also off. I am learning as I go.…"
Oct 27
Eric K Longo replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"It must be. I have only seen these incidentally and that one time I tried to get my physician one he wanted, and you helped me there as I recall Terrier, but even I could see this is problematic."
Oct 27
terrier8HOF replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"nothing tipped me off.  its an obvious forgery."
Oct 27
Charlie replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"Thanks guys. That is why I asked."
Oct 27
Fuddjcal replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"Fakey Fantle"
Oct 27
terrier8HOF replied to Charlie's discussion Authentic Mantle?
"not authentic"
Oct 27
Charlie posted a discussion

Authentic Mantle?

Hi all,Looking at this in an auction. I have read the Mantle thread but I can’t decide if this is authentic or not. I lean yes but I am far from an expert on this signature. Any help is appreciated.Thanks,CharleiSee More
Oct 27

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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Learning about autographs and how to protect myself when purchasing them.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
Google
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Sports autographs for baseball and football mainly
What is your level of expertise?
Beginner
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
George Brett's from spring training that I got as a kid.
Why do you collect?
I love sports and the history of them.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Larry Bird

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