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Mickey Mantle single signed baseball for $40

It is faded a little ... Pics to come later..

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  • pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 488 ✭✭✭

    @Brad1 said:
    It is faded a little ... Pics to come later..

    Your in the wrong forum, Buy Sell and Trade

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pay whatever the physical baseball is worth.

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭

    I'll pay $25

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,915 ✭✭✭✭

    Remember folks if it sounds too good to be true...

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  • GreenSneakersGreenSneakers Posts: 908 ✭✭✭✭

    I’m sure it’s signed “Mickey Mantle”.
    I’m also sure it wasn’t signed by Mickey Mantle.

  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GreenSneakers said:
    I’m sure it’s signed “Mickey Mantle”.
    I’m also sure it wasn’t signed by Mickey Mantle.

    Just be sure it's not signed Mickey Mantel!

    Daniel
  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I may have mentioned this story before. When I was in the 5th grade, there was a fellow classmate named Mike. Super nice guy, well liked by everyone. Well you could show Mike a picture, say of a WW2 plane, and in minutes with a pencil he could sketch it to astonishing accuracy. He could do that with faces, anything.

    While I don't recall him ever doing it with signatures, I'm sure that at first asking or with just a little bit of practice, he could look at a sig, then sign with a pen, a replica of a Mantle autograph or anybody else with extreme accuracy. I doubt if any normal collector would be able to tell the difference between Mike's sig and the real thing.

    I wonder how many Mikes are out there with the same talent? Some not so honest, who could use their talent for illicit purposes.

    This I do know - I would never purchase a Mantle autograph unless it was certified by PSA or had the proper provenance. And the proper provenance would not include some guy's word for it at an antique store or some tall tale from an Ebay seller.

  • I've contacted the OP.

    If this is a "sale" - it will be moved to the BST forum and I do recommend pics/LOA.

  • Not a sale. For discussion only...

  • GoTigersGoTigers Posts: 47 ✭✭✭

    OK, since not a sale — what would a Mantle auto ball typically go for? Honest question

  • I got a good deal on it !!

  • $400-600. With a strong autograph..

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭

    $40 if signed by Mickie Mantel......

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SportsModerator2 said:
    I've contacted the OP.

    If this is a "sale" - it will be moved to the BST forum and I do recommend pics/LOA.

    Yes a LOA, but I would avoid one from Fred's Authentication Kard Enterprises.

    😉

  • mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Brad1 said:
    I got a good deal on it !!

    I guess it's like picking up a lottery ticket... or 40 lottery tickets. I'd be suspect of it's authenticity myself but if you're willing to take a chance at $40, go for it. Love to see the pictures when you get it.

    Mark

  • jay0791jay0791 Posts: 3,511 ✭✭✭✭

    Do you accept monopoly money?

    Collecting PSA... FB,BK,HK,and BB HOF RC sets
    1948-76 Topps FB Sets
    FB & BB HOF Player sets
    1948-1993 NY Yankee Team Sets
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