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the-illini
09-12-2011, 11:11 AM
Thoughts?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Baseball-Christy-Mathewson-Hall-Fame-US-Army-Motorcycle-Real-Photo-1918-/370540726849?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5645f2ca41

barrysloate
09-12-2011, 11:14 AM
Ridiculous.

bcbgcbrcb
09-12-2011, 11:21 AM
WOW, there is an even funnier listing on e-bay this morning for an early-life photo of Rabbit Maranville. Sorry, I don't have the link for it right now.

the-illini
09-12-2011, 11:24 AM
The seller of this postcard is usually pretty good too - surprising coming from him.

brianp-beme
09-12-2011, 01:23 PM
WOW, there is an even funnier listing on e-bay this morning for an early-life photo of Rabbit Maranville. Sorry, I don't have the link for it right now.

I think perhaps this is the listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-Large-Photo-Baseball-Player-Rabbit-Maranville-New-Bedford-/360393430700?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item53e91f56ac


Just because because he is ugly doesn't make the player in the photo Rabbit Maranville.

Brian

bcbgcbrcb
09-12-2011, 01:57 PM
You got it, Brian, that's the one!

slidekellyslide
09-12-2011, 02:26 PM
The seller of this postcard is usually pretty good too - surprising coming from him.

Yep..the seller is as honest as the day is long...I'm sure it was sold to him as Matty...He's selling off his pre-war postcard collection and getting rid of everything...lots of this stuff he's been sitting on for years. All three postcards I put up in the September pick up thread came from this seller.

jerseygary
09-12-2011, 02:34 PM
You can definitely say it isn't him, Matty was an officer in the Gas Corps, this guy is an enlisted man as you can tell by the round disks on both his collars.

bcbgcbrcb
09-12-2011, 02:37 PM
I agree with Dan B., a very honest e-bay seller who was probably misled by an unscrupulous individual whom he did business with.

GrayGhost
09-12-2011, 02:42 PM
He also says "believed to be Matty" and "You'll have to make the call" No intent to mislead folks.

familytoad
09-13-2011, 12:14 AM
Steve McQueen, deleted scenes from The Great Escape :D

Sorry, just fooling around.
I don't think the seller is intentionally misleading anyone ( at least anyone who reads the entire listing)

Leon
09-13-2011, 10:55 AM
Good seller, no doubt. Misidentified subject though.....

Harford20
09-13-2011, 11:53 AM
This card was up for sale and sold on eBay approximately 6-8 weeks ago. The posting from the original seller was that this postcard was Matty. I was skeptical then as (was noted above) the uniform was not correct. I believe the OP purchased the card as advertised and is now selling it as it was originally stated. The problem seems to stem from the seller 6 weeks ago.

Dave

bcbgcbrcb
09-13-2011, 12:05 PM
Dave:

Do you know what it sold for originally?

Most of the current seller's postcards were from his long time collection, I find it odd that while liquidating his entire inventory, he would buy a new item 6-8 weeks ago on e-bay and then be selling it now without realizing that something was wrong with it. If he was misled, two wrongs don't make a right.

jimq
09-13-2011, 12:48 PM
Here's the auction where he bought it. I had it on my watch list and forgot to bid. Sold for $81.06. Now seeing that it's not Matty I'm glad I forgot to bid!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1918-Christy-Mathewson-World-War-1-Real-Photo-Postcard-/290584325058?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia

sayhey24
09-13-2011, 12:57 PM
I'm going to go in a different direction than everyone else on this one.
I'm sure the seller has a long history of being a good guy, but he is not handling this properly. He may have bought this thinking it's Matty, but now it's pretty clear he knows it's not, or at least has his doubts. That's what the description should say. Instead he says it's believed to be Matty, but you make the call. That sounds a lot like " I believe the card is original, but I'm selling it as a reprint -- you make the call". If he honestly believes it's Matty, there would be no qualifier in the description.

Greg

bcbgcbrcb
09-13-2011, 03:01 PM
Greg:

Pretty much what I said.

tbob
09-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Good eyes on the uniform but even if the uniform were corect, which it is not, that is NOT Matty. No way, no how and I am 100% positive.

bcbgcbrcb
09-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Here's another one currently on e-bay...........Mel Ott............

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEL-OTT-NEW-YORK-GIANTS-ORIGINAL-1920S-PHOTO-1930S-/220832395593?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item336aa2f149

Ladder7
09-13-2011, 05:11 PM
He knows what he's doing. Not a good way to leave the hobby. Sad