The Odyssey Publications E-Newsletter

WHOOPS! THE NAME IS SPELLED WRONG! A baseball listed for sale on eBay, described as "Babe Ruth And 30 Great Players Signed Ball!" contains, among others, the very rare signature of "Jesse Berkett."

Only one problem, however. The ball player's name is actually spelled "Burkett." The ball is depicted with the misspelled name and the misspelling is also repeated in the description. The ball is accompanied by a Forensic Certificate of Authenticity. As authenticity problems with pieces on Internet auctions increase, potential buyers are encouraged to do as much research as possible before bidding. At press time, there was one bid on the ball, with four days to go.