Topic: HA: 1966 Houston Astros baseball with Armstrong
Posts: 18 From: Bethesda, Md USA Registered: Apr 2006
posted 10-09-2012 01:13 PM
Does this Armstrong signature seem right on a 1966 Houston Astros team baseball appearing in a Heritage sports October auction:
Posts: 1075 From: Registered: Aug 2002
posted 10-09-2012 02:57 PM
I can't say anything about the Armstrong but the 1966 manager of the Astros, Grady Hatton, signed on the "sweet spot" which is traditional for the manager to do.
Also, sometimes a clubhous boy would sign all the players autographs on a baseball.
Dougin SoCA New Member
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posted 10-09-2012 05:28 PM
First, I simply am not a fan of anyone signing a baseball other than a baseball player (in my opinion). Does anyone else think the color of the ink for the "Armstrong" looks different than the others surrounding it (looks greener to me)?
Posts: 1427 From: Beverly Hills, Calif. Registered: Nov 2000
posted 10-09-2012 08:32 PM
The color is definitely different, and the signature itself looks more like a secretarial than an authentic Armstrong.
Not saying anything necessarily nefarious about it, but I'd NOT be bidding on the ball for the Armstrong signature at all.
Posts: 322 From: Dublin, Ireland Registered: Mar 2011