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How can I verify a Signature?

Postby riderboy1961 » September 15th, 2011, 5:30 pm

How can I verify aa signature as to whether it is authentic? I bought this glove on Ebay from a person in Bradenton, FL. This also happens to be the city where Bruce Meade and his family live in. This is supposed to be: One of the All Time Greats - ASA Mens Softball Player -He played from the 60's through the 90's and then on to Senior League in the 2000's. "Bruce Meades" Autograph thanks. http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg21 ... C02737.jpg , http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg21 ... C02735.jpg , http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg21 ... C02733.jpg , http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg21 ... C02734.jpg Heres a bit of history on Bruce: http://www.angelfire.com/sd/slopitch/legends.html // http://www.bigcat844.com/legends_meade.html
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Re: How can I verify a Signature?

Postby Kenny Wel » September 15th, 2011, 9:09 pm

Is there a "hall of fame" for softball that may have verified signatures that your item can be compared to?

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Re: How can I verify a Signature?

Postby riderboy1961 » September 16th, 2011, 12:24 am

I could not find anything to do with Autographs on the Softball Hall of Fame sites. Anyone else got any suggestions? thanks.
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Re: How can I verify a Signature?

Postby Kenny Wel » September 16th, 2011, 7:09 am

You might have to contact them to see if they have someone that can authenticate the signature for you.

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Re: How can I verify a Signature?

Postby murphusa » September 16th, 2011, 7:13 am

In the old days with the baseball hof, you could write a player in care of the hof. I would think the softball hof does not get to many requests so I would send a letter in a letter asking them to forward a request for an autograph to Bruce
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Re: How can I verify a Signature?

Postby BretMan » September 16th, 2011, 8:08 am

Hi Riderboy,

This is Bret, the guy that tried to answer your question over on the eBay discussion board.

I see that you added more details here about Bruce Meade than you had on eBay. When I read your eBay post, the name Bruce Meade didn't really ring a bell. With all of the info you added here...it does! Back in the 80's I had a VHS tape titled (something like) "How to Hit in Slow Pitch Softball" that was put out by Louisville Slugger. Meade was one of the players on the tape. Unfortunately, I lent the video to someone in the early 90's and never got it back.

Then I remembered that Meade was one of a handful of pro softball players that actually had a contract to endorse sporting goods. Louisville Slugger produced Meade-endorsed softball bats that had his signature printed on it. I managed to find a couple of photos of this bat on the web:

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Hope this helps! At least now you have something to compare it to. To my untrained eyes, they look to match up. There is plenty of autobiographical info about Meade on the internet. Maybe you could actually contact him or one of the many different halls of fame he belongs to (ASA, USSSA, NSA).
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Re: How can I verify a Signature?

Postby riderboy1961 » September 17th, 2011, 9:28 pm

WOW! That signature DOES look like the one on this glove!! thanks everytone for the feedback, Ill try send the HOF to pass on the info for authentication... very cool!!
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