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Old 09-17-2020, 05:53 AM
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Default DiMaggio & Mantle

Looking for some insight on two balls for sale not far from where I live. Any chance either of these are good?

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Old 09-17-2020, 07:44 AM
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Painfully common forgeries. Somebody else just posted a nearly identical DiMaggio ball that was forged by the same person.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:44 PM
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Thank you very much -- I also figured the fact that they both had the HOF year was a red flag.


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Out of curiosity, how are you able to tell these are forgeries?
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Old 09-17-2020, 04:05 PM
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Out of curiosity, how are you able to tell these are forgeries?
I can't speak for the DiMaggio as I haven't studied his Signature.

But the Mantle? His M's are more fluid, his t's usually look like a looped l with a line through them as opposed to the straight line given on this ball. Granted I'm not an expert like some of the people on here, but that's what is standing out to me.
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Old 09-17-2020, 07:58 PM
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The Ms are no good but also the N is terrible. If the N looks like a U so that it reads Mautle, run. Fast.
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:31 PM
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I ended up going to the garage sale where these were being offered. I was there fairly early, but the seller said someone showed up an hour early and purchased the two balls. I didn't ask the price, but I think that person is going to wind up being very unhappy.

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Thank you very much -- I also figured the fact that they both had the HOF year was a red flag.





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Why are HOF years red flags?

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Tim --

I just meant that it seemed "interesting" that both balls with questionable signatures had the HOF inscription -- I didn't mean that a HOF inscription in and of itself is a red flag.

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Old 09-22-2020, 12:07 PM
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Here's an authentic Mantle with HOF for comparison:

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Greg here is a real mantle also when I had him for the babe ruth league function in Stamford Ct back in the day... Signed in front of me for me as a host....
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Al -- In person autographs are the best, and that one is stunning!

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