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Old 01-12-2012, 05:54 PM
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Default 1927 Yankees team ball forgery

I have always been one to admit my mistakes. (I learned as a physics professor that a mistake is a "teachable moment.") One of the centerpieces of my vintage Yankee collection is, indeed, a forgery--one that fooled me, and James Spence as well. It sure is nice work, though. (Maybe I'll consign it to Coach's. )

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Old 01-12-2012, 06:07 PM
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Hi David,
How did you finally come to that conclusion on the ball?
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:11 PM
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Sorry for your loss. This is frightening... to say the least. If you don't mind me asking, what clinched it for you?
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Sorry for your loss.
+1. That sucks.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:19 PM
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Jeremy, Al, I was quite worried after seeing some photos that Chris posted. (I don't find all his posts useless! ) The ball he pictured was obviously a forgery, but there were signatures on that ball that certainly seemed very, very like signatures on mine. After a long time rationalizing--trying to convince myself that the differences I could find showed my ball was not done by the same hand, I bit the bullet and spoke with one who's knowledge and skills I consider to be second-to-none. He confirmed my fears.

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Old 01-12-2012, 06:26 PM
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I respect your honesty David. Unfortunately, many would have consigned the ball to the next major auction house's auction & walked away.
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I'm really sorry to hear that, David.
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I respect your honesty David. Unfortunately, many would have consigned the ball to the next major auction house's auction & walked away.
The thought did cross my mind!

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Old 01-12-2012, 06:36 PM
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It would have crossed my mind also. I guess that's what separates the good guys from the bad guys.
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Admire your honesty and feel for your loss.

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