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rainman67ko
05-01-2009, 09:20 PM
This is signed in black ball point on a ROMLB National League Baseball (William D. White - President from 1989-94). I took 2 scans and enhanced the color on one to make it stand out a bit better.

I cant quite make it out. I have made some interpretations on the letters in the signature but would welcome any help in identifying this autographed baseball. It was recovered from an estate sale in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Any ideas and suggestions are welcome. Thanks- Kevin

mstng99tim
05-02-2009, 10:05 AM
It might be former Pirate catcher Ronny Paulino.

rainman67ko
05-02-2009, 12:01 PM
It might be former Pirate catcher Ronny Paulino.

Here is a link to an example of Paulino.http://baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=pauliro01

I don't think this is a match. The era of the ball is 1989 - 94.

I also question if it is a "R" but actually a "T" intended for the first letter. Also take a look at the last portion of the sig. It appears to say " .jr "

Thanks for looking!

Kevin

redbird8
05-03-2009, 10:14 AM
the first word looks like ken and the alst scribble looks like jr.

iowa49erfan
05-03-2009, 12:31 PM
Yeah, it's definitely a Jr. I cannot make out anything else though.

rainman67ko
05-03-2009, 01:10 PM
Thanks for the input. I have been going through MLB records from that era (89-94) to see if I get anything with the "jr."

I know it's not Ken Griffey Jr. The way he signs is more fluid. There are several examples of his sig online and this is no where near. Thanks again for the input.

Fisk-Factor75
05-04-2009, 04:07 AM
Just taking a look at it the first name that pops to mind from the letters I see would be Richie Allen who did play for the Phillies. Might be a possibility although I have never seen his sig though.

rainman67ko
05-04-2009, 04:26 AM
Thanks! I'll look into it.

Kevin

Fisk-Factor75
05-04-2009, 04:27 AM
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rainman67ko
05-08-2009, 02:36 AM
Roberto Clemente Jr.

Probably signed in '93 when he established a foundation in his fathers name in Pittsburgh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Clemente,_Jr.