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71buc 03-29-2017 03:32 PM

A Good Day?
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I just visited a local antique store and found these three autographs in a rolladex card holder full of autographs. The signatures ranged from Elizabeth Taylor to Arnold Palmer. I pulled out these three and paid a VERY nominal asking price. I'm almost embarrassed to say what I purchased them for. They looked real enough to me to roll the dice as they were very cheap and worth the gamble. I know when a deal seems to good to be true it's likely not real. Nonetheless I'm looking for more informed opimions than my own. So what do you think?

packs 03-29-2017 03:53 PM

No opinion on authenticity but the bleeding on the Paige and Maris would concern me. From what I understand old paper signed at a later date tends to bleed whereas contemporary paper signed in the moment does not.

71buc 03-29-2017 04:22 PM

Thanks for the input. I had not heard that before. I think a majority of them were signed in the late 70s to early 80s based on the dates a few of them had. They looked right to me but I'm no expert. The fact that these were mixed in with minor celebrities and players like Luis Tiant, Bobby Grich, Ken Singleton, and Mark Bellanger, eased my mind for some reason.

packs 03-29-2017 04:28 PM

They look authentic I just know its a common tactic by forgers to use old paper to try to age a signature, but you can usually spot that deception when you notice how much the ink bled. Not saying that's the case here, just that its something I look for.

Scott Garner 03-29-2017 05:02 PM

Hi Mike,
Great pickup!
All 3 of these are the real deal. Ol' Satch is particularly cool!
Congrats on your terrific find.

71buc 03-29-2017 05:27 PM

Thanks Scott!

joed25 03-29-2017 06:31 PM


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johnmh71 03-29-2017 06:35 PM

Not an expert myself, but I think you struck gold.

71buc 03-29-2017 10:34 PM

Thanks everyone. Based on the feedback I returned and purchased a few more. The three above were obviously the best. Nonetheless I picked up a Willie Mays, Nolan Ryan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sugar Ray Robinson, Howard Cosell, Rickey Henderson,,and Hank Greenberg. They were only $10 each so what the heck. Thanks again.


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