The Talking Moose (thetalkingmoose) wrote,
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Buyer Beware

This item is the reason why I am so leary of purchasing authenticated autographs for my Phillies collection. It seems legit -- it's "authenticated by East Coast Collectibles" and "has a serial numbered tamper evident hologram and a certificate with a matching hologram." There's a small problem, however, that means I would never buy it even if it cost $0.01 with free shipping and handling.

The notation under Ashburn's auto says, "HOF '94."

He was elected to the HOF in 1995.

Given that he died barely two years after his induction, I find it incredibly unlikely that he would've messed up such an important detail in his notation. I'd love to add his autograph to my collection, but items such as this tell me I can't trust East Coast Collectibles for their authentication.

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