By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
A man named Herb brought a glove and bat allegedly signed by legendary baseball player Babe Ruth to the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. The clip was caught for a segment in Pawn Stars on the History Channel.
In addition to the alleged Ruth signature, it also included Christy Mathewson’s signature on the bat. Rick Harrison questioned the validity of the items.
While the signatures had an alleged certificate of authenticity, Harrison wanted to call in his guy to look at it. He calls in Jeremy from Ultimate Sports Card and Memorabilia to look at the items.
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After Jeremy looked at the items and the COA, it was discovered that the signatures do not relate to the years. Therefore, the items were ruled to be fake.
Harrison did not purchase the items in question. The seller was disappointed when he was informed that the items were not real.
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“With all the circumstantial evidence, my gut tells me it is unlikely genuine,” Jeremy said. “The signatures are very dark. In my opinion, they don’t look as aged as the age of the bat. Christy Matthewson and Babe Ruth hardly overlapped. Matthewson retired in 1916 and Ruth wasn’t anybody you wanted to get signed an autograph until at least 1919. I have serious doubts about its validity.”
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