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Deputy289 10-15-2018 07:28 PM

Question about Ruth ball and Frank P Garo
 
Hey guys! Long time viewer of the boards.

#1 on my bucket list is to own a Babe Ruth ball. A buddy of mine sent me this today. On the surface, it looks highly suspect and not nearly expensive enough. However, the COA is from a Frank P Garo whose website checks back somewhat reputable.

Can you guys look at it and debunk it for me real quick? As bad as I want to own a Ruth signature, I also donít want to throw away 2,500 bucks due to being naive.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BABE-RUTH-S...QAAOSw1w1bp7~2

Thanks again!
Roger

perezfan 10-15-2018 07:45 PM

Sorry...

NOT authentic IMHO, and the Garo Certification does not help. Best to stay away.

FWIW, this particular seller has other items that appear authentic... including the Jackie and the Mantle. It's just the Ruth that is highly suspect (ok.... Bad).

Deputy289 10-15-2018 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by perezfan (Post 1820025)
Sorry...

NOT authentic IMHO, and the Garo Certification does not help. Best to stay away.

FWIW, this particular seller has other items that appear authentic... including the Jackie and the Mantle. It's just the Ruth that is highly suspect (ok.... Bad).

Thanks so much!

thetruthisoutthere 10-15-2018 09:02 PM

Forged Babe Ruth COA Frank Garo
 
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This photo tells it all.


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Deputy289 10-15-2018 10:37 PM

Can you clarify?

Duluth Eskimo 10-15-2018 11:55 PM

Frank Garo is an idiot. He cert's forgeries. This is pretty easy to see so that is what he is eluding to.

Dpoolem3 10-16-2018 12:03 AM

Well

He does only say "this is an authentic item"


I guess it is real..it's not imaginary...it exists in this plane of existance

perezfan 10-16-2018 12:08 AM

Chris is likely suggesting that the picture reveals it's an obvious forgery, and that the LOA is worthless. Anytime you see an LOA written by a "Forensic Specialist", just move on.

Sellers tend to price these items just low enough to make them enticing, yet high enough cause some serious hurt to your wallet. Be careful!

thetruthisoutthere 10-16-2018 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deputy289 (Post 1820081)
Can you clarify?

I have yet to observe an authentic autograph of Ruth, Mantle, Jeter, etc. with a COA from Garo.

Below are links to threads on "Forensic Authenticators."

https://live.autographmagazine.com/p...1155035&page=1


https://live.autographmagazine.com/f...r-3201-on-ebay

Bpm0014 10-16-2018 08:00 AM

100% fake, and a poor forgery at that!


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