View Full Version : Clete Boyer & Tom Tresh question

Hot Springs Bathers
05-25-2012, 10:28 PM
I am a real novice when it comes to autographs even though I have probably over a thousand in my collection.

What I own I saw the person sign or came from sources that I have not questioned or cared enough to question.

Recently I started assembling the Cardinals and Yankees of my youth from the 1960s. This past week I searched eBay for 8x10s of former Yankees Clete Boyer and Tom Tresh who of course both died way too young in recent years.

When I typed in Boyer's name I was astonished to see that very few if any even resembled each other. Most of the "Bs" were rather large and it is easy to distinguish the differences. Perhaps Clete just never signed the same way twice? Or perhaps Clete is still signing after his death much like Mickey????

Can any one show me a clear Boyer and Tom Tresh so that I can make a more informed choice.


05-25-2012, 10:36 PM
These are both in person signatures. Hope they help.


05-26-2012, 03:03 AM
Here's a couple more. I think Tresh was pretty consistent, but as you pointed out, Boyer was not. I've seen letter breaks between the O and Y at times, and other times between the Y and E in Boyer. Also, the C and B are a little more flamboyant until the end when they were less so. One consistent I've seen is the leaning of the T in Clete.

Hot Springs Bathers
05-26-2012, 09:50 PM
Jeff & Mike- Thank you very much, this makes the process much easier!