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thenavarro
05-27-2012, 11:57 PM
I know we have some heavy hitters here that know their stuff, so what do y'all think? Authentic Babe Ruth autograph or not? Richard, Chris, David, Travis, Stinson, what's y'alls opinion on this one?

Described by the seller as: "pencil signature of Babe Ruth clipped from an album page and attached to a 3X5 Index card. A nice perfect example of Babe Ruth's signature." Once again, I won't put the certification or lack of certification here so not to bias the crowd.

http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab239/thenavarro/baberuthperhaps.jpg

David Atkatz
05-28-2012, 01:15 AM
I think it's good.

thenavarro
05-28-2012, 10:00 AM
I think it's good.

David

Thanks for your opinion. Anyone else?

Mike

prewarsports
05-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Looks good to me, it has all the signs of a signature obtined at the stadium or on the street (slightly hurried).

Rhys

JimStinson
05-28-2012, 11:17 AM
based on scan yes, anything on the back ?

thenavarro
05-28-2012, 11:52 AM
Rhys and Jim

Thanks for the replies

Jim

I don't know what's on the back. It's just one I'm considering picking up and with all the discussions recently concerning good and bad Ruth's I'm trying to figure out how to discern the differences.

Mike

gnaz01
05-28-2012, 01:54 PM
based on scan yes, anything on the back ?

Mike, FWIW, Jim's opinion is as good as gold!! (In case you had any doubt)

GrayGhost
05-28-2012, 08:04 PM
looks fine.

toyman55
05-28-2012, 11:01 PM
whats the thought on this Babe signature

David Atkatz
05-28-2012, 11:12 PM
Garbage.

Wymers Auction
05-29-2012, 12:04 AM
Not liking that much Toyman

RichardSimon
05-29-2012, 07:11 AM
First one looks good,,, second one is really FUGLY.

RichardSimon
05-29-2012, 09:41 AM
I don't know what's on the back. It's just one I'm considering picking up and with all the discussions recently concerning good and bad Ruth's I'm trying to figure out how to discern the differences.

Mike

Mike,
You telling us that you are considering picking it up did probably give away the fact that if it has TPA with it then we can eliminate the TPA's that we all know are wrong all the time. :)

HOFAUTOS
05-30-2012, 09:23 PM
How about this one? This is posted on another autograph site.

Wymers Auction
05-31-2012, 02:31 AM
How about this one? This is posted on another autograph site.

That looks like something you would receive as a carnival prize.

HOFAUTOS
05-31-2012, 11:10 AM
That looks like something you would receive as a carnival prize.

LOL. I don't know who would chop up an autograph like that, especially a Ruth, but we've seen it from all the big card companies so I guess it doesn't surprise me.

David Atkatz
05-31-2012, 12:17 PM
It was almost definitely done by a child. Before autographs became valuable commodities, to be bought and sold, kids used to do stuff like that quite often.

Wymers Auction
06-01-2012, 01:52 PM
It was almost definitely done by a child. Before autographs became valuable commodities, to be bought and sold, kids used to do stuff like that quite often.

One of my favorite pieces I have owned was a Reds team ball very carefully signed by a child they copied off of a facsimile ball and tried to make it look real.

thenavarro
06-03-2012, 09:10 PM
Thanks again for everyone's help. I ended up buying it about 10 minutes ago

Mike