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 > Autograph Forum- Primarily Sports

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 01-02-2019, 11:18 PM
SetBuilder's Avatar
SetBuilder SetBuilder is offline
Manny
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Key Biscayne, FL
Posts: 562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by keithsky View Post
I'm always leery when a ball signed by the old timers like Cobb, Ruth and so on from that era put inscriptions on there like dates or stats of some sort. Don't think they did that back then like maybe now. It's like the crap from CC with all the balls they auction off most have stats or dates of some sort.
Quote:
Originally Posted by perezfan View Post
Cobb would frequently sign the ball along with that day's date. But other than that, I agree... these notations were not "a thing" back then.
Those aren't stats. It's the teams he played for along with the years. It wasn't unheard of for players to do this, but not all that common either. I've seen other examples from players like Walter Johnson and Joe Kelley, to name a few...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg cobb8.jpg (76.5 KB, 145 views)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-03-2019, 12:26 AM
Bigdaddy's Avatar
Bigdaddy Bigdaddy is offline
T0m J()rd@N
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 561
Default

Not sure if you were implying it or not, but those two balls are not the same. Note the 'Finnis'?? at the bottom of the Heritage ball; not present on the OPs picture.


Quote:
Originally Posted by henson1855 View Post
The original sold at Heritage, so it was a thing at least once.
https://sports.ha.com/itm/baseball/1...umbnail-071515
__________________
Working Sets:
Baseball-
T206 SLers, Virginia League; 1957 Topps; 1964 Topps Giants auto'd; 1965 Topps; 1972 Topps
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-03-2019, 03:00 PM
Mr. Zipper Mr. Zipper is offline
Steve Zarelli
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,521
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigdaddy View Post
Not sure if you were implying it or not, but those two balls are not the same. Note the 'Finnis'?? at the bottom of the Heritage ball; not present on the OPs picture.
Other than that, the signature and inscriptions appear as if they may be identical. (The OP pic is a bit too small to be certain.)

I suspect the OP ball may be a reproduction created using the high res image from Heritage.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-03-2019, 03:20 PM
Bigdaddy's Avatar
Bigdaddy Bigdaddy is offline
T0m J()rd@N
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Zipper View Post
I suspect the OP ball may be a reproduction created using the high res image from Heritage.
+1
__________________
Working Sets:
Baseball-
T206 SLers, Virginia League; 1957 Topps; 1964 Topps Giants auto'd; 1965 Topps; 1972 Topps
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-03-2019, 03:36 PM
Huysmans Huysmans is offline
Br.ent So.bie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 591
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SetBuilder View Post
Those aren't stats. It's the teams he played for along with the years. It wasn't unheard of for players to do this, but not all that common either. I've seen other examples from players like Walter Johnson and Joe Kelley, to name a few...
Exactly.
Listing teams and years of tenure when signing wasn't unheard of, even then. I can remember seeing examples that have sold from 19th century players like Fred Goldsmith and Jack Glasscock.

Last edited by Huysmans; 01-03-2019 at 03:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-03-2019, 04:12 PM
Steve D's Avatar
Steve D Steve D is offline
5t3v3...D4.w50n
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,180
Default

They're definitely different balls.

Look at the number of stitches on the ball. Counting the stitch at the top of the "T", around to the left, and to the stitch at the bottom of the "A" in "Athletics", there are 14 stitches on the Heritage ball, while there are 17 stitches on the ball in this thread's original post.

Also, the Heritage ball is a Harridge, whlle the OP ball is a Cronin.

Steve
__________________
Successful BST deals with Leon, veloce, shammus, lharris3600, jimivintage, sb1, seablaster.

Current Wantlist:
1909 Obak Howard (Los Angeles) (no frame on back)
Obak Vernon Tigers - all years

Last edited by Steve D; 01-03-2019 at 04:16 PM.
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 Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ty Cobb look real? Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 41 12-13-2008 06:11 PM
Autographed Cobb Card -- Real or Not Real? Archive Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used 9 10-21-2008 04:26 PM
Cobb Real or Not Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 13 05-09-2008 10:49 PM
Real Cobb or not? Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 7 01-23-2008 07:56 PM
How real is this Ty Cobb? Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 8 12-28-2004 09:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 PM.


ebay GSB