Have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket? If you do, a fan might have the deal of the century for you considering he’s selling an ‘autographed’ Babe Ruth baseball for the paltry price of $100 bucks.
But you know what they say – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is and it doesn’t take much detective work to see somebody is trying to pull a quick one.
As you may recall, earlier this week St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey gave teammate Pat Neshek an authentically signed Babe Ruth baseball in exchange for his jersey number. Possibly trying to piggyback off the popularity, this ‘Cleveland Indians’ fan is willing to give up his prized possession for nothing more than a Ben Franklin.
Of course, there are some glaring issues with the autograph – the first being it looks absolutely nothing like a Babe Ruth signature. More than that though, the autograph is placed on a baseball with a copyright date of 1998. That’s about a half decade after Babe Ruth died, so unless he’s still signing from the grave, that doesn’t seem humanly possible.
The assumption here is that somebody is having fun with the resurgence of Babe Ruth’s name and isn’t really seeking $100 dollars for the clearly fake autographed baseball, especially since he says he’s a ‘Cleveland Indians fan’. Though if the Craigslist listing is actually serious, that’s rather shameful because there’s likely some sweetheart grandparent out there who thinks they’ll have found a deal and will be out a $100 bucks.
Maybe it’s Johnny Manziel trying to get back some money from his recent $12,000 dollar fine?