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Posted 6 years ago


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Early Joe Montana Signed Football ~ Here's the back story. I bought this football at a charity sale many years ago and had it sitting around. So last year there was a big sports memorabilia show up near Boston so I took the 2 hour drive to go because they were doing on-site authentications by a couple of the top authenticating businesses out there. PSA and JSA. I went to the PSA booth first and was the first to check in. I can't tell you how impressed I was with them. They had a team of authenticators there evaluating items and they worked on my football for at least an hour. I was told they were checking their files of early known signatures back as far as 1976, they took pictures and scans and sent emails to get others opinions as well. So what happened was they gave me my money back along with my paperwork and an apology because even though they "felt it was most likely the real deal" they "didn't feel strongly enough to put their name behind it". They couldn't declare that is was a forgery either. So I went over to the JSA booth to see what they would say and explained what PSA said since they were right across the isle. He said based on that info he wasn't even going to venture a guess. So here I am with this cool football that still may very well be a Joe Montana signature from his Notre Dame days. Please share this with any memorabilia collectors you know. I'd love to see any similarly signed Joe Montana items. Anyone happen to have Joe Montana's email so I can ask him directly??? #sports #Football #Joe Montana @JoeMontana #autograph #NotreDame #Rookie

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  1. AntoinettesWhims, 6 years ago
    Please feel free to comment
  2. xTeresa, 3 years ago
    i have a similair autograph on a superbowl XXIV cap, ive posted it on the 49ers forum(they all say its fake) but ive also sent it to an autograph verification thingy. Dunno how to post a photo yet here..
  3. xTeresa, 3 years ago
    i got some photos in my account :))
  4. sf16montana, 3 years ago
    Sorry to say, but it is a fake. I've been collecting Joe Montana memorabilia for the last 20 years and have seen a lot of signatures that are fake.

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