Anyway, moving along to the point of this post, I recently found out that two of my rarer Orioles signatures seem to not be of who I thought they were. A knowledgeable long-time collector of rare baseball autographs recently alerted me that my Carl Powis and Dick Luebke autographs are no good.
Many of the long-ago Orioles' autographs are tough to come by, and tougher still to find another signature to compare them with if I do happen across one for sale, so many times I'm flying blind when it comes to knowing if a signature is actually that of the player. I always do a google search to see if I can find a comparison, but when I can't I'm generally left to rely on the honesty of sellers. Most of the time it works out for the best, but occasionally, it doesn't. I think sometimes it's an honest mistake while other times I come across an under-handed dealer.
According to the collector who knows these things, Carl Powis's autograph looks nothing like this, so this is likely a forgery.
While this is an authentic autograph of Roy Luebke, not Dick Raymond (or as I thought) Ray Luebke.