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beachboy22
01-31-2011, 06:36 PM
any help on this would be great. i would just like a few of your opinions. thanks

http://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/beachboy22/?action=view&current=CCe7lBmkKGrHqRhE0fgDjE7jBNLQlbhh_121.jpg

beachboy22
02-01-2011, 01:39 PM
any help would be apreciated

Jaded
02-01-2011, 01:44 PM
IMO, too many flaws, so I'd say its fake. But that's just my opinion.

beachboy22
02-01-2011, 03:01 PM
ok thanks for the input

palantri
02-01-2011, 03:13 PM
the middle of the word "mickey" looks off to me

Ed

whodeyalltheway
02-01-2011, 03:17 PM
Id say fake.

beachboy22
02-01-2011, 03:21 PM
thanks to all

duane1969
02-03-2011, 04:47 PM
I am going with fake.

Reason 1: The second "bump" of the capital M in his first and last name has a point. Mantle's autograph has a curved top to both tops of the capital M.

Reason 2: The dot of the I in Mickey is over the K. I have never seen that before on an authentic Mantle auto. It is possible, but I have never seen it.

Reason 3: The C in Mickey looks like a C. In his real signature it looks like a curved lower-case I missing the dot.

Reason 4: The Y at the end of Mickey is curved. It is not curved in his signature.

There are a few other inconsistencies like the shape of the A and the length of the crossbar of the T in Mantle but I won't bother. You should avoid it.

beachboy22
02-03-2011, 10:37 PM
ok i will for sure avoid it. thanks so much