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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Investigation of Babe Ruth Forgeries Endorsed by Bambino’s Granddaughter

However, industry experts, collectors and even sources at the Federal Bureau of Investigation have questioned whether the majority of these high-end beauties are worth more than the vintage baseballs they are signed upon. The most spectacular examples that have sold at auction for prices ranging between $50,000 and $100,000 are now the targets of a new investigation endorsed by Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth-Tosetti.

Tosseti has followed closely the proliferation in the marketplace of forged signatures attributed to her grandfather and has been vocal about her concerns for collectors who have been taken advantage of.  She has voiced her concerns to the FBI and she hopes that the findings of an investigation launched by Haulsofshame.com will expose the forgers and authenticators who have made her grandfather’s signature a tool of their trade.


Said Ruth-Tosetti,  “I can’t believe how these crooks have lined their pockets forging my grandfather’s signature.  It’s a shame and it needs to be stopped.  I’ve made my concerns known to an agent at the FBI and I hope they will be able to put an end to this.  In my opinion, the authenticators are as bad as the forgers, it’s ridiculous.  I can even tell that Babe didn’t sign most of these.”

Pop Snyder Posted: December 03, 2011 at 04:44 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Balkroth Posted: December 04, 2011 at 01:57 AM (#4006146)
I completely misunderstood the investigation from the title name.
   2. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: December 04, 2011 at 03:05 AM (#4006177)
Yeah, it could mean what it really means, or it could mean that the Babe's daughter was involved in a sophisticated swindle involving letters where she falsely authenticated the Babe's signatures.

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