Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide
The book provides experts and beginning collectors alike a definitive guide to authentication of Baseball Hall of Fame autographs. Richly illustrated with examples of genuine and forged signatures, the studies provide examples across the players' lives. For example, the Ty Cobb study includes 11 different signatures from various periods of Cobb's life. The section on known forgeries gives detailed descriptions of common and well known forgeries. The level of detail is such that a collector will be able to compare signatures in their collection to the description in the book and determine if they own a forgery. No previous book has ever remotely approached the level of detail to be found in this book.
"Collecting baseball autographs can be a fun and rewarding hobby. However, the pursuit of signatures from the gods of baseball does not come cheaply, and forgeries are unfortunately common. Longtime collector-dealer Keurajian offers his significant expertise and passion in a book that will serve the novice autograph seeker and experienced collector alike. Sound tips on beginning a collection, spotting fakes, and understanding the idiosyncrasies behind the autographs of each baseball Hall of Famer are included in this helpful, insightful, and abundantly illustrated book. Recommended for most public libraries." --Jim Frutchey
About the Author
Commercial banker and attorney Ron Keurajian has written numerous studies on baseball and vintage golf autographs. He lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 078647050X
- ISBN-13: 978-0786470501
- Paperback: 248 pages