First post on here as I just signed up. I had recently purchased this Cobb autograph from a local auction that I attended. Everything about it seemed legit but after reading about all the forgeries out there I am a little gun shy. Not sure if I should send it in to PSA or JSA to get authenticated. I want to thank everyone in advance for any and all help on this one. I am trying to get a few Detroit Tiger vintage autographs for my personal collection.
If I was in the market for a Cobb Auto, I would do the work myself. Here's a good place to start...
I actually found that article by Ron Keurajian a few weeks prior, very informative with some good examples of his changing signatures over the years. Tried to contact him via email with no reply thus far.
I got an authentic example I will post tomorrow to compare to...I am really not that keen on Cobb although I have seen my fair amount of good and bad Cobb's...
I actually think this Cobb is good. He was fairly consistent. This one has a lot of positives.
I noted some "slowness" in the formation of the "obb", but that is the only perceived negative I can find. the letter formation, slant, height etc. seems consistent with the examples available.
Did you check out Ron Keurajian's Cobb piece on Autograph-Club.org like Fudd suggested? There's one good piece with a slow paraph somewhat similar to this one's but I'm not convinced this one's good. John's right--it would be great if Richard Simon would chime in. Here's the article link:
I did check out Ron's article. Actually came across that a while ago before I got the autograph. I am just a novice so it's been extremely difficult in sorting the fakes from the real ones due to Cobb's dramatic signature changes over the years.
Is Rich a member on this site? What's driving me nuts is how the double "o" seems to match several that passed PSA & JSA. On the other hand there are several other variations that do not have the double "o". At least getting my Hank Greenberg and Chas Gehringer autos haven't been this stressful! =)
I was talking to Ron Keurajian today and he thinks your Ty Cobb isn't real. Ron follows rare baseball autographs closely and he's seen a number of pieces recently that he feels are by the same forger.
Wish I had better news.
Glad to see my post is still being viewed. Of course that wasn't the answer I was hoping for but just wanted to find out either way. I had sent Ron an email a while back inquiring about it but he never replied. The funny thing is I think we live about a 1/2 hour apart and was hoping to catch up with him and pick his brain for a few, oh well.