1/31/08 - Muhammad Ali

This is the third magazine I bought through the auction. It only cost $35 plus all the other fees. Hard to tell if it's authentic. It looks real when compared to other magazines, but Ali has a fairly easy signature to forge. I'm tempted to send it in to PSA/DNA to have it authenticated. But that would cost $100, and in the end, I don't think it would really matter to me since I am not planning to sell it. The only thing that could happen is that I find out it's forged, and I'm out another $100 on top of what I paid for it. But getting it authenticated would make it worth about $250 or so. Ali actually still does an occasional signing, but with his declining health, his recent autographs are pretty shaky. He signs a lot of stuff, but he's still an amazing autograph to have in my opinion. If I had my choice, I would have him sign one of his other covers though, not this one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is that a slight stain on the left of a removed label? Even if it is, it's nice to see the cover without the full label. Nice sig.