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blackmamba_24
10-10-2009, 05:14 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/MICKEY-MANTLE-7-AUTOGRAPHED-BASEBALL_W0QQitemZ290356436114QQcmdZViewItemQQptZL H_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item439a979c92


Couple of things caught me on this.

First thing i notice is the baseball. It looks like a brand new (non leather) baseball.

Second thing is The "NO.7" ! I've seen about 30 of those with NO.7 inscipted with it and there signed with big letters and he signed them evenly. Kinda looks like a 7 year old wrote that.

The signature looks funky too The first "M" the m seems to come down to far.


Well i hate to accuse people of having fake things but this ball stood out to me. Just letting you guys know if you are thinking of buying it i wouldn't. Even know it has coa. Thanks

Jermstew
10-10-2009, 05:24 PM
I don't see how it is even possible for a brand new ball to be signed by Mantle? FAKE!

blackmamba_24
10-10-2009, 05:27 PM
I don't see how it is even possible for a brand new ball to be signed by Mantle? FAKE!

Yea, but im not sure if its new but im like 99% sure. lol. Just telling SCF not to buy this. Who ever buy this is getting ripped!

Markwohlf
10-10-2009, 06:26 PM
Yup its fake. CCSA just sold 12 of these same balls. Even comes with a nice COA from Universal Authentic who was named in Operation Bullpen

blackmamba_24
10-10-2009, 06:59 PM
I knew it! lol. Well these guys are rip offs. No one Buy from them!

redsoxsfan12
10-10-2009, 07:20 PM
i think its authenticated by him?

shea6408
10-11-2009, 02:03 AM
Certificates of authenticity are not necessarily worth the paper they're printed on. Anybody can issue a certificate of authenticity but in the end it all boils down to how reputable is the seller, how trustworthy is he?

Markwohlf
10-11-2009, 06:53 PM
It doesn't matter how reputable he is, the autograph is fake

shea6408
10-12-2009, 02:33 AM
I was speaking in general terms, not in reference to the specific Mickey Mantle autograph under discussion.

Jeter+Arod Fan
10-12-2009, 09:12 PM
Who ever forged it did a decent job but the ball gives it away. Way to new looking and it's shiny = not leather!

jlbaseballkid20
10-13-2009, 04:30 PM
i think its fake...

tboculosis
10-13-2009, 08:19 PM
The listing has been removed. Maybe due to it being 1000% fake and somebody reporting it.

Vegas
10-14-2009, 04:39 PM
The listing has been removed. Maybe due to it being 1000% fake and somebody reporting it.

Glad the listing has been removed, I guess a lot of people spotted this fake. Mantle seems to be a favorite among the scammers, probably b/c his sig still gets big $$$. I would recommend buying Mantle items that are Upper Deck Authenticated, that way you know you are getting a legit item--same goes for Ted Williams.

blackmamba_24
10-14-2009, 04:41 PM
Yea. But i spotted this one out from a mile away! lol This guy should be taken off ebay

KennyMac
02-02-2010, 02:38 PM
Well...it's certainly a good thing they found out before anyone spent any money here.