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Old 10-24-2015, 07:40 PM
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Default Ruth ball...is it real?

A friend of mine showed me this and it does not look good to me what do you guys think ?
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I'm far from an autograph expert but the ink looks like it's aged much less than the ball. I would guess it's not real.
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Babe Ruth, and the Yanks, did not play in the '30 World Series.
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Babe Ruth, and the Yanks, did not play in the '30 World Series.
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I'm far from an autograph expert but the ink looks like it's aged much less than the ball. I would guess it's not real.
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Likely a CC special.

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Now I'm NOT saying this ball is legit - but Ruth (and a few other stars) were present and worked in some capacity as guest commentators/writers on the World Series even when they didn't play in it. Ruth's agent Christy Walsh would have The Babe give his opinion on the games and they would be re-written by ghost writers and syndicated across the country. Whether the ball is real or not I don't know but you can't discount it soley on the 1930 date.
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Ruth was like the Bob Feller of his day. Authentic autographs can show up on just about anything. In that respect, he is a good forger's dream. Some times he just shows up on team signed balls from a different team of the era. A 1932 Tigers ball with 23 Tigers signatures.....and the Babe!

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I personally would not buy any ruth sig no matter what without auth.

That aside this throws fantasy flags -

The ink has not oxidized at all.

The damage to that ball is just way too white. It's not even aged a bit.

I could totally buy a kid in the 30's taking a signed ball out to the park for the day, or the ball being used prior to signing. But other than a rogue dog stealing from your collection, how does a signed ruth ball from the 30's get damage that white?

My doubts are high.
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