Joe Tinker SIGNED T206 Baseball Card 1909 Autographed AUTO Tobacco Signature
Up for buy it now or best offer is a true rarity for those who collect T206 baseball player autographs. 1909 T206 tobacco card of Hall of Famer Joe Tinker, signed vertically in blue steel tipped fountain pen. Some contrast to the start of "T" as it is signed over the dark area of his belt, but overall the entire autograph is visible. Autograph compares very favorably to exemplars from Tinker's playing days in the teens and into the early 1920's and not his later in life signatuers, with the larger bottom loop in the J and the more flamboyant top of the "T". This is the only autographed T206 card of Joe Tinker that has surfaced to my knowledge, it came out of a previously unseen collection and was obtained by the prior owner in the 1980's, of whom I purchased several other deadball player autographs which are also for sale. Auction is for the exact card featured in the photos, which itself would technically grade out as fair. Please note that in the third image, I have adjusted the saturation and tint slightly so that the signature can be seen more clearly. ******This autograph did not pass third party authentication, however it is still of my opinion that it features an authentic autograph of Joe Tinker. The TPA that reviewed it in February stated that while they did not necessarily think it was not authentic, they were not comfortable enough with it to slab it. My opinion of it being authentic is based on my own analysis of the signature under black light and comparing to known examples from the time period. I have owned many signed T206 cards over the years and would never sell one that I was not myself confident in. I want to be as clear about this as possible, that a potential buyer may have the same result as I did if attempting to send it in for review by one of the third party authenticators******
I welcome questions and offers on the card, and can typically respond to your questions or offers within an hour or two. Shipping and handling will be FREE via Overnight USPS, I ship out within one day of payment from the winning bidder. Buy with confidence, I have 100% perfect feedback and have been an ebay seller of autographs and memorabilia for over fifteen years. I have collected T206 Player autographs for many years and am a regular contributor and seller on net54 as ATP.
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