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Old 04-05-2011, 05:25 PM
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Default Ruth ball auto washed off by cleaning lady!..any suggestions?

At the bottom in red is an email I received on March 31st...if anyone can help him please email him direct, thanks -Carlton

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Hello Bruce,
Thanks for writing SportsAntiques.com...I'm very sorry this has happened
to such an important heirloom...It sounds dire, but I'm not a autograph
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comments: Hi, I need some help. I don't know if there is enough space here to describe my issue. Basically, I have a baseball signed by Babe Ruth. It is the only thing I have from my Dad who died when I was ten. To make a long story short a cleaning lady took it out of it's display case and scrubbed it, erasing the name! Do you know anyone who might be able to help. Maybe some kind of technology to see if it is still there? Thanks for your help!Bruce

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:28 PM
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bad april's fool joke? how many times have we heard this story through the years?
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:29 PM
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And the dog ate my homework
This cannot be serious, can it?
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:30 PM
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My God! I'd be ripping some heads off.
Not because of the Ruth thing, but because of the sentimental value associated with his father. The Ruth part just makes it that much worse. WOW!

Please tell me that this is a late April fool's joke.

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:33 PM
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That Roaches team should be able to help
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:50 PM
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But seriously, is there a way to enhance a washed-out signature that works and is also considered acceptable restoration? I sold a Ted Williams autographed ball on eBay for only $50 this year because the ink had faded terribly since I got it back in 1985. Had it not been so faded, I wouldn't have parted with it. I always wondered if there was some kind of chemical or perhaps heat treatment that might have restored/darkened the old inks (100% of the signature was still visible - it was just very, very light).
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:54 PM
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This one is way beyond my comprehension. Why would a cleaning lady go out of her way to take a baseball out of its cube (holder) and scrub it down. Geez. Like I wrote, this is way beyond my comprehension.

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:06 PM
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I can show you how to NOT handle a faded signature!!
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she didn't wipe it away. They took the ball and replaced it was another.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:23 PM
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she didn't wipe it away. They took the ball and replaced it was another.
Well done. That makes sense. I guess anything is possible. Too bizarre.

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