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opinions of these Mantle Balls?

SmittysSmittys Posts: 9,876 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice manle balls

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  • swish54swish54 Posts: 684 ✭✭✭✭

    I'd say no. The swoop in the M in Mantle on both looks off.

  • PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,670 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2023 2:17PM

    I know nothing about autos, but these don’t look 30 years old to me…are the baseballs correct for the era when they would have been signed?

  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 24,350 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2023 2:31PM

    This one is PSA/DNA and from a direct book signing by Mantle.

    I stink at autos - so I'll just let you decide? Tho, I have to say. There seems to be a lack of fluidity to the sigs (especially the second one).

    If had to make a determination/opine? Not.

  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 2,972 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree with Stone. Second one has too much “hesitation”

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  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 596 ✭✭✭

    @Smittys said:
    Real or not?

    Give it a few more tries. 😉
    I'm completely teasing.
    I also thought the end of the Y on the 2nd looked off. I imagine signing a baseball would not look exactly the same as a piece of paper.

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  • WillymacWillymac Posts: 191 ✭✭✭

    First one actually it looks old with the ink soaking in etc…doesn’t mean it’s real….

    Second one bugs me….

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No matter what any "authenticator" tells you, unless you saw the Mick sign those himself, you will never truly know. Greg Marino could sign mickeys name better than Mickey could.

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  • oilers99oilers99 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    Here's my Mantle signed baseball from a 1991 card show in Las Vegas. He charged $29 to sign it.

  • 2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Try Net54. There are Mantle experts that will tell you immediately yes or no.

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  • RidethelightningRidethelightning Posts: 361 ✭✭✭

    Everyone in life should at least know that no one will sign the exact same every time.

    The failures on realizing this and still buying Mantle ballsacs is quite freakish.

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  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 24,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Everyone in life should at least know that no one will sign the exact same every time.

    Can't argue with that.

    We've had people who "swore" they got a sig "in person" only to have PSA reject it.

    I should - some day - submit one of my "in person" autos and see what happens?

  • RidethelightningRidethelightning Posts: 361 ✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2023 1:46AM

    Very true.

  • CooptownCooptown Posts: 397 ✭✭✭

    These signatures are not real.

  • gameusedhoopgameusedhoop Posts: 3,510 ✭✭✭

    What is on the other side of the ball on the sweet spot? Mantle died in 1995. I've seen 8x10's signed by Mickey with a copyright of 2003 printed on the back. If the balls were produced after 95 then the are "probably" no good, LOL.

  • 82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2023 4:01PM

    In 1988 as Kid I had Ball signed by Mick at Sports Convention type event. The cost then was $25 which given the point in time and my age was not a small amount.

    In 2015 I had it authenticated - not that I needed to but it was 2 for 1 special

    My total layman's opinion is the sigs in the initial post are suspect.

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