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thenavarro
06-03-2012, 12:01 AM
Clemente is an autograph that, for the most part, I've stayed away from through the years due to me never having conducted much study into being able to discern which "Clemente's" are authentic or not, and coupled with their high cost, would not make a good combination to make a mistake.

I've seen almost printed like signatures, cursive ones with intricate spider like weavings, ones with Bob, ones with Roberto, etc.

This one is not mine, and to me, this one looks like a good, authentic one.

What do y'all think?

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

GrayGhost
06-03-2012, 12:09 AM
Looks REALLY Nice to me.

Bilko G
06-03-2012, 12:27 AM
looks good to me

JimStinson
06-03-2012, 10:43 AM
His signature changed alot, coupled with the fact that he used at least two known proxies to sign for him, The early ones are the ones you mention where they are almost printed, but are very neat. later he started to sign with more flair but still neat (see image attached In-person early 1960's) , your example is consistent with the known examples I've seen from the mid sixties on. Looks ok. BUT Clemente is one of those names that people that really know their stuff will often disagree on

thetruthisoutthere
06-03-2012, 10:49 AM
His signature changed alot, coupled with the fact that he used at least two known proxies to sign for him, The early ones are the ones you mention where they are almost printed, but are very neat. later he started to sign with more flair but still neat (see image attached In-person early 1960's) , your example is consistent with the known examples I've seen from the mid sixties on. Looks ok. BUT Clemente is one of those names that people that really know their stuff will often disagree on

One of those proxies was Phil Dorsey. It fooled some of the best and most recently fooled a well-known seller of autographs.

smtjoy
06-04-2012, 11:50 AM
Great info on my favorite player, here is an early example purchased years ago from a board member, it was aquired in spring training in the 50's-

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n182/smtjoy/Clementeautobig.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n182/smtjoy/Clementeauto.jpg