NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-19-2018, 06:30 PM
Butch7999's Avatar
Butch7999 Butch7999 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Western New York
Posts: 677
Default Help Id'ing junk ball with sigs?

Apologies in advance for wasting anybody's time with what we're pretty sure is Nothing with a capital N,
but a guy on another forum asked our help with this ball which he seems sure is a Brilliant Specimen.
Any insights at all on its age or the almost indiscernible signatures, including what we think is a laughably bad
attempt at a forgery at the bottom? Thanks...
__________________
Baseball Games
http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/baseballgames/

Successful transactions with: bocabirdman, GrayGhost, jimivintage, Oneofthree67, orioles93, quinnsryche, thecatspajamas
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-19-2018, 11:02 PM
baseball tourist's Avatar
baseball tourist baseball tourist is offline
Chris Wood
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,370
Default

It may be my 50 year old eyes, but I cant make out anything.
__________________
Looking for Toronto baseball items. Please contact me at chris@pacmedia.ca
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-20-2018, 03:07 AM
Butch7999's Avatar
Butch7999 Butch7999 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Western New York
Posts: 677
Default

Our eyes are older than yours and we can empathize -- we can hardly see anything on there either.
Ball looks like it was lacquered with a thick coat of Vaseline. Here's an adjusted pic, if it's of any help.
"Autographs" aside, can anyone determine the approximate age of this ball?
__________________
Baseball Games
http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/baseballgames/

Successful transactions with: bocabirdman, GrayGhost, jimivintage, Oneofthree67, orioles93, quinnsryche, thecatspajamas
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-20-2018, 01:00 PM
Michael B Michael B is offline
Mh wߥ
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 862
Default

It looks like Lou (Not Gehrig) on the top and just below that it looks like Jack
__________________
'Integrity is what you do when no one is looking'

"The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-20-2018, 05:18 PM
Butch7999's Avatar
Butch7999 Butch7999 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Western New York
Posts: 677
Default

Thanks for your input, Michael! Didn't want to suggest any interpretations of those barely visible sigs
and thereby mislead anybody, but since it's not getting a lot of looks anyway...
We could see "Lou," or "Lew," or "Leon" (!) at the top...
Not even sure there is a second auto between that and the one that runs across the center...
The one running across the middle, though, looks to us like "Earl Saturn" or "Carl Setuant"...
And at the very bottom, maybe a childlike stab at "--be Ruth."

We'd be content just getting a reliable estimate on the age of the ball. Haven't been able to find
a Reach model labelled "Special League," but we suspect it's a post-War model, and just the kind of thing
you'd get from the cheap bin in the sporting goods store.
__________________
Baseball Games
http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/baseballgames/

Successful transactions with: bocabirdman, GrayGhost, jimivintage, Oneofthree67, orioles93, quinnsryche, thecatspajamas
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-27-2018, 01:41 AM
Butch7999's Avatar
Butch7999 Butch7999 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Western New York
Posts: 677
Default

Excuse the bump for one last shot at this...
Really just looking for an "age range" on the ball -- can no one say when this model of Reach ball was produced?
__________________
Baseball Games
http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/baseballgames/

Successful transactions with: bocabirdman, GrayGhost, jimivintage, Oneofthree67, orioles93, quinnsryche, thecatspajamas
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another ball, another 3 unknown sigs... baseball tourist Autograph Forum- Primarily Sports 13 06-20-2018 12:50 AM
Need help with a few sigs - AAA Pacific League Ball baseball tourist Autograph Forum- Primarily Sports 5 10-19-2016 05:50 PM
1928 Yankee ball---14 sigs---BUT--- Archive Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used 12 08-28-2008 06:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 AM.


ebay GSB