Hello,Apart from Babe Ruth and Ernie Banks, my knowledge of baseball autographs is really pretty rotten. Does anyone here happen to recognize this signature? It's on a Rawlings Official National…Continue
The bottom one for sure is not authentic. I've studied the heck out of Merle's autograph and I have a number of in person exemplars from which to work. At some point, I've been meaning to put together a…"
"Hello again, Eric.
My apologies if you've already seen this one (it sold through Julien's back in 2017) but here's another interesting exermplar I just stumbled across: Jackie's 1954 passport signed twice with both his legal name…"
Did you see this 10.5"x13" beauty that sold yesterday on eBay? It must have sold almost instantly because it's still flagged as a "new listing" when I search the completed auctions. It's on…"
I’ve been studying this issue for a while and my current thinking is that the ones with “Lave” are secretarial—not authentic. From Lucy’s handwritten letters that were sold at auction a few years…"
"Thanks for the confirmation, Eric. And thanks also for posting these contemporaneous exemplars. It’s a good reminder that just because a signature is on a legal document, it isn’t necessarily authentic. I suppose a…"
Would you mind taking a look at this signed Gleason contract I just saw for sale on eBay? It doesn't match any of the exemplars in my file, and I'm not seeing any of the tell-tale features I've come to look for in The…"
These photos and signatures are magnificent. I love them all. The Gleason signature is really early and hasn't quite settled into his usual, slightly sloppier version but all of his tell-tale signs are already present and…"
"Thanks very much, Eric. I think that you and I are in agreement on this one. I've looked at it every which way now and concluded it's likely a genuine example but rather an odd specimen. I just wish we had a higher…"
"Hi Eric, I remember reading that now that you mention it. It was such a blow to discover that the autograph I treasured for more than two decades was not actually The Great One's. I'm sure you felt something similar.
"Thank you, Eric. I wasn’t 100% sure on this one and so I waited. Perhaps too long but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
It doesn’t match any of the secretarial patterns I’m familiar with and the inscription part…"
I've been a student of Jackie Gleason's signature for many years, and most of what I learned, I learned from you. So thanks!
I saw a Gleason autograph on eBay yesterday that I hesitated on and which sold quickly but…"