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Old 12-11-2012, 12:01 PM
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Default Autographs you can't authenticate

The recent Ali post got me thinking - what are the autographs that have real examples that simply can't be authenticated without provenance? (doesn't mean that some real examples can't be)

Two I can think of are Mel Ott and Ali.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:25 PM
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I would think some newer players who just leave a squiggle would be hard to authenticate without witnessing.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:36 PM
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Most celebrity autographs I have seen are some type of squiggle or weird lines. Not sure how anyone can authenticate those, but we see them selling all the time. I don't know why anyone would even purchase a squiggly line.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:55 PM
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Yeah, I don't really get why people want such things - or why the players have such little pride in their own signature. When I look at the autographs I got as a kid, there's no comparison. The players almost always took their time and signed legibly - probably because as children they were taught to.

Every now and then I look at newer team-signed balls. Disgusting stuff.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:31 PM
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One autograph in particular that I have found difficult, unless being purchased from a reputable individual is Kenesaw Mountain Landis...
just a couple examples....
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Want to really have some fun? Go to PSA/DNA's authentication site and do a few searches 'by name'. They will authenticate a Matty McIntyre for only $100.

Anyone ever seen Matty McIntyre's autograph?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM
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Want to really have some fun? Go to PSA/DNA's authentication site and do a few searches 'by name'. They will authenticate a Matty McIntyre for only $100.

Anyone ever seen Matty McIntyre's autograph?
Pretty sure I have NEVER seen a Matty McIntyre autograph....Does PSA even have one?????
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:02 PM
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This is from a 1909 Tigers teamed signed sheet.
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This is from a 1909 Tigers teamed signed sheet.
Steve - thanks for providing that.

Here's a comparison to my supposedly-Matty inscribed photo:

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My doctor wrote me a prescription, has the worst handwriting (the stereotype is true) and I couldn't read what he wrote. The pharmacist at Rite Aid knew what it said right away. PSA should hire her.
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