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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Cy Youngs Sox Uni on Auction Block; Is HOF’s 1908 Young Uni Another Halper Fake?

Hall of Fame officials have also not revealed whether the Young jersey has already been examined by the same textile analysis outfit that determined Halper’s Joe Jackson jersey was bogus.

While Hall of Fame spokesman Brad Horn did not respond to several inquiries made by Haulsofshame.com he did respond to blogger (and Spink award winner) Murray Chass when asked about how many items from the original Halper purchase had been rejected?

Chass wrote:

Asked if the Hall had rejected items from Halper’s collection, Brad Horn, senior director of communications at the Hall, said in a telephone interview, “In one instance we have addressed an item from that collection. It was in the Fall of 2010. Joe Jackson’s jersey showed some inconsistency with the timing so we removed it from display.”

When Chass asked Horn if the Hall rejected other Halper items, Horn told him, “Jackson is the only item we reviewed and made a conclusion.”

Contrary to what he told Chass last week, Horn confirmed to a reporter from the New York Post, in the Fall of 2010, that the Hall of Fame had rejected and sent back to Halper his alleged Mickey Mantle 1951 rookie jersey bearing the number “6.”  It appears that Horn also neglected to divulge to Chass that the Hall removed “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s glove from its “Black Sox” exhibit case in October of 2010 after the Jackson jersey was exposed as a fraud.  The glove had been publicly displayed for years.  Today, the Hall’s Black Sox display case is nearly empty without the bogus Jackson glove and jersey.

Pop Snyder Posted: August 02, 2011 at 02:52 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Anonymous Observer Posted: August 02, 2011 at 07:52 PM (#3891301)
At this point, can we even be sure that Barry Halper was even real? It seems like everything he had was either stolen or fake. I don't see what would stop him from stealing the REAL Barry Halper's identity to become the fake Barry Halper.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 03, 2011 at 01:34 AM (#3891502)
I think the Cy Young uniform is probably authentic, including the Snapple logo on the back.

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