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Gandalf
03-30-2011, 11:13 PM
I bought this as part of a lot and have no idea who it is or what its worth.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e186/carinstaller/Autographs/th_IMG_0950.jpg (http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e186/carinstaller/Autographs/?action=view&current=IMG_0950.jpg)

Gandalf
03-31-2011, 10:19 AM
Is there another place I could post this?

TurdFerguson
03-31-2011, 10:45 AM
The only #45 I could find from Phillies is Tug McGraw & Pedro Martinez and that signature isn't from either of those guys.

Gandalf
03-31-2011, 10:57 AM
Thanks for the help!

Yeah, those are who came to mind, but I agree the auto doesn't look like either of those guys. I thought it might be David Palmer who wore #45 for the Phillies in like 1988 or there about, but his signature looks different too.

TurdFerguson
03-31-2011, 11:32 AM
Maybe it was a minor leaguer ?

Gandalf
03-31-2011, 12:03 PM
Yeah, I guess it could be.

Trouble is, this was bought from a lot out of an estate sale, so I couldn't ask the prior owner, lol.

Gandalf
04-03-2011, 04:27 PM
Still looking for some help..

JerseyCoast
04-18-2011, 11:02 PM
This could be a longshot, but it looks very similar to Danny Tartabull. He had a short stint with the Phillies back in 1997. There are some similarities to the signature..

Ed

TheTGB
04-18-2011, 11:07 PM
I would agree with the above as it looks very similar to Danny Tartabull who wore #45 with the Phils.

Gandalf
04-18-2011, 11:23 PM
I'm gonna look into that, thanks so much guys for what looks like an answer!

Gandalf
04-18-2011, 11:25 PM
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/danny_tartabull_autograph.jpg

looks like you guys are spot on!!

Gandalf
04-18-2011, 11:40 PM
I found a funny quote about his time in Philly, wonder why someone had him sign a Phillies hat... lol



Want to understand what a free agent acquisition looks like to a Phillies fan? Meet Mr. Tartabull. This gentleman signed a one year $2.5 million dollar deal in 1997 and in his third game of the season broke his foot while fouling a pitch off. He never played baseball again. (See also Gregg Jefferies, David Bell) Tartabull contributed more to the Seinfeld show then to the Phillies.

TurdFerguson
04-18-2011, 11:45 PM
I just don't know. Every other Tartbull autograph looks nothing like the 1990 Score or hat. I looked into Tartabull when I tried helping out before. The straight line for the first T is pretty distinctive in the others.

http://www.google.com/search?q=danny+tartabull+autograph&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=ivnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=iAKtTdbzC4b2gAeJxt2IDA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=673

Gandalf
04-18-2011, 11:53 PM
Oh, well, I will keep looking into this, but that seems like a really close match especially with the 45 and all. However, if I knew for certain, I wouldn't need to ask for help, so open to any other suggestions and I will keep trying to further verify Danny's auto.

Gandalf
04-18-2011, 11:55 PM
look at this "Certified" auto card:

http://images.checkoutmycards.com/zoom/772c29af-0797-46c2-801b-6bfdc8ddbb3f.jpg

TurdFerguson
04-19-2011, 12:01 AM
There are a lot of similarities. I looked at Tartabull a few weeks ago but didn't think it was him because of the first T I was seeing. Guys do change the way the sign sometimes. It very well could be him.

jsokol1626
04-19-2011, 01:06 AM
Bottom line, it's not worth much.

Gandalf
04-21-2011, 11:23 PM
Bottom line, it's not worth much.

I never posted looking for an appraisal, but thanks for that.


edit:
I did say that I didn't know what it was worth, but I was only looking to identify it. Once that was done, the "worth" would be apparent.

propete23
05-11-2011, 12:11 AM
What are you looking to do with it? I would be interested in trading/buying. Don't have a tartabull auto especially in phillies uni

Gandalf
05-12-2011, 12:06 AM
What are you looking to do with it? I would be interested in trading/buying. Don't have a tartabull auto especially in phillies uni


I would trade or sell it, I don't have a price in mind so just make a trade or buy offer.

jaydoublez
07-02-2011, 05:01 AM
Look at Pete LaForest and Desi Relaford, those are the two closest signatures besides Tartabull who I dont think it is, to that signature