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Old 12-04-2019, 08:54 AM
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Default Babe Ruth- was this posted earlier?

https://www.psacard.com/articles/art...s-hits-market?

Sorry if i missed it earlier, just sae this on another forum and there was some discussion.
Seems too good to be true, in about every way.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:23 AM
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That toning process is something that only occurs over decades and would be impossible to manipulate in any fraudulent way. It is not a process that can be replicated, so it was all those elements, along with some other factors, that helped PSA determine that both the cards and signatures were authentic and merited the grades they ultimately received.
It is not a process that can be replicated....that they know of.

I'm sure this has been discussed previously. I'll look for the article.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:26 AM
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I steer clear of autographs. One lawsuit involving competing renowned experts who studied a signature for months debating whether a signature was authentic (each getting like $800 hr. to testify) was all I needed to see to know that this stuff is 50% opinion and 50% complete horseshit.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:37 AM
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I steer clear of autographs. One lawsuit involving competing renowned experts who studied a signature for months debating whether a signature was authentic (each getting like $800 hr. to testify) was all I needed to see to know that this stuff is 50% opinion and 50% complete horseshit.
Sadly, I have to agree. I'd love to have an autograph of the Babe, but I just couldn't in good conscience plop down the kind of cash it would command because of the criminal element in the hobby.

The only way I'd ever consider that kind of an investment on a Ruth autograph is if I knew the example had ironclad provenance to start with.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:43 AM
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Some yellow flags for me besides the too good to be true element...

1. Anonymous = zero provenance
2. Scrapbook photos of card pages are fake
3. Determination of authenticity based on belief that a particular aging sign is impossible to fake
4. Scrapbook itself being withheld from the market over belief it is little value

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Old 12-04-2019, 10:01 AM
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This reads like an Onion article. How convenient with the anonymity and cash transactions!
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:07 AM
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It is not a process that can be replicated....that they know of.

I'm sure this has been discussed previously. I'll look for the article.
I have zero idea on how to fake toning. I know several say it has that old card smell, old card smell is beyond easy to fake.

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I steer clear of autographs. One lawsuit involving competing renowned experts who studied a signature for months debating whether a signature was authentic (each getting like $800 hr. to testify) was all I needed to see to know that this stuff is 50% opinion and 50% complete horseshit.
Because of this I have sold off all of my authenticated autographs. All it takes is one bad example to get graded as real. Then all similar examples are considered real, this has happened with Ruth autos in the past.

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Sadly, I have to agree. I'd love to have an autograph of the Babe, but I just couldn't in good conscience plop down the kind of cash it would command because of the criminal element in the hobby.

The only way I'd ever consider that kind of an investment on a Ruth autograph is if I knew the example had ironclad provenance to start with.
In this area I am a little strange and bought a known forged Babe Ruth that looks almost identical to many known "real" ones. To me it make a very nice display piece.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:17 AM
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The signatures look awfully bold from the pics, almost like a Sharpie, but not my area.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:30 AM
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Seems sketchy AF. As the kids would say.

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The signatures look awfully bold from the pics, almost like a Sharpie, but not my area.
I agree that Sharpies are “bold”, but in reality not very sharp.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:16 PM
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For $50.00 plus shipping you could have 125 chances to get a green Ruth past PSA.https://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-of-25-R...UAAOSwKwhbzDNk
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:34 PM
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https://blog.psacard.com/2019/08/07/...on-in-chicago/

According to PSA, one of the 4 cards that was graded at the National sold at the show. But Brian reports he bought the whole collection from the family at a house in Pennsylvania. ????
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:03 PM
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I agree that Sharpies are “bold”, but in reality not very sharp.
Bold, but not sharp. The same could be said about people trying to sell fake Ruth autographs.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:19 PM
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https://www.psacard.com/articles/art...s-hits-market?

Sorry if i missed it earlier, just sae this on another forum and there was some discussion.
Seems too good to be true, in about every way.
What other forum? I would be interested in reading the discussion.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:50 PM
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Didn’t one of the net54 member bought and showed off one of these 33 Goudey Ruth auto in one of the recent threads?

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http://www.net54baseball.com/showpos...9&postcount=57

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Old 12-05-2019, 05:18 AM
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What other forum? I would be interested in reading the discussion.
Probably referring to this one.
https://www.blowoutforums.com/showthread.php?t=1336493
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:51 AM
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This is by far my favorite post in that thread.


I'm so sick of you people. You never believe anything and you're all so skeptical. Quit ruining the hobby. I didn't want to say this, but I feel like I have no choice. I have a personal connection to the family that sold these cards and I can say with certainty that they are an amazing, honest, and credible family. They just want anonymity. In fact, the Mosers are probably the most upstanding people I know. So just knock it off.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:48 AM
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Why buy it, and not put auction it worth provenance?


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Old 12-05-2019, 09:53 AM
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What other forum? I would be interested in reading the discussion.
Blowoutcards

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Old 12-05-2019, 12:51 PM
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This reads like an Onion article. How convenient with the anonymity and cash transactions!
Exactly, went down like a drug deal. Gee I wonder why.
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