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Discuss authentication issues within the industry, including but not limited to 3rd party authentication. It's also a "clearing house" for suspected forgeries.

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Todd Mueller Autographs

Started by Scott. Last reply by Ian A. Baldock Jul 7. 7 Replies

Hello! I'm new to collecting and need some advice on purchasing through Todd Mueller. The site appears legit and a basic check of signatures appear to be authentic. Any advice.

Sandy Koufax Autograph Collectors Thrown for a Curve, Agent Warns

Started by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager. Last reply by Ken K Jun 20. 38 Replies

"Collectors should be especially concerned with jerseys, photos and single signed baseballs that have a hologram with GAI/Global Authentications on them."Fake Sandy Koufax autographs and unlicensed…Continue

Tags: Global authentication, Harlan Werner, sports placement service, ', GA UK

Started by Bernie. Last reply by Ian A. Baldock May 26. 6 Replies

I ran across this site while doing some researchI have no experience with them, but the site seems to be doing a reasonable amount of businessAre they considered a "safe", "reputable" dealer? Any…Continue

The Beatles, Brian Epstein, and Joe Long

Started by JJ. Last reply by JJ May 17. 2 Replies

I am starting this thread from another Autograph Live thread (…Continue

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Comment by Ken K on April 14, 2015 at 4:33am

Thanks JBS, I Appreciate it , I have gotten a JSA Cert for them in FEb!

Comment by JBS on April 13, 2015 at 8:50pm

Ken - Both the Bonds baseballs you posted are good and will get a COA. Don't listen to the nonsense that James is spitting out. He has been wrong on some of the most common autographs that it blows my mind why he even comments.

Comment by James McCay on April 13, 2015 at 8:12pm

I don't think any are real either. I met Bonds in-person at the Foot Locker Slam Fest at FL Atlantic University in 1991. I was a Leukemia Society volunteer for the event. After the Slam Dunk contest (that Delino DeShields won) they had a big tent set-up outside for only volunteers and the players/judges to have a Pizza-Hut party.

Bonds, Griffey Jr., and Deion Sanders were all sitting at the same table. I gave them time to eat, then politely went over and asked for autographs. I asked Deion first who had his young child on his lap. He handed the child to her mother and he gladly signed my program. Then Bonds said "am I next?" and took my program which he signed on the "autograph page" in the back of the program (which my friend Gary Carter also signed). Then Griffey got up from the table and politely said "what would you like me to sign?". I made a special trophy out of a Spring Training game-used broken bat that I asked him to sign which he gladly did. I then asked if he would mind signing the program too and he said as nice as he could "sorry, but I have a one autograph per person policy." Which I completely understood. Then it dawned on me that both Griffey and my friend Carter had the nicknames 'The Kid", or "Kid". So I got Gary to sign my trophy bat as well. I printed a label for the base I made for the trophy and it says "The Kids". I treasure those memories and autographs which I wouldn't take a million dollars for.

Anyway, Bonds signed two items for me that night: the program, and a 1990 Leaf card. Both autographs look just like all his 1990's-200's card company Certified On Card autographs look like (his "short" signature). he only other variation is his FULL signature which he rarely signs but I've seen the bats he signed his full autograph on for a special HR Record Steiner signing, and I've seen one Upper deck Certified Autograph with his Full autograph as well which sells for 2-3 times what his short autograph sells for.     

All of your baseballs look way too far outside of the limits of the several hundreds of authentic Bonds autographs I've seen from 1991-present. I'm quite certain that someone TRIED to forge his autograph and did their best, but it's no where near close enough.

James (sorry I love telling stories) 

Comment by Adam Richard Utz on October 23, 2014 at 3:52am

glad to here at least it didnt cost me a fortune  to waste 

Comment by Dan Gregory on October 22, 2014 at 9:05pm

Sadly Adam I do not think any of those 3 are real

Comment by Ken K on October 21, 2014 at 11:46am

2nd Ball From Scoreboard in New Jersey? I am going to send both to PSA or JSA

Comment by Ken K on October 21, 2014 at 11:44am

Opinions on Barry Bonds Ball This One From Allison In Vegas Certificate says signed in 1994 ?

Comment by Adam Richard Utz on October 16, 2014 at 7:36am

well i did look at startiger, and both Jordan and Oprah are similar to in persons  but not identical , but the Ashe looks nothing like any of the examples 

Comment by Chad B on October 16, 2014 at 6:59am

If those are real you got a steal.

Comment by Adam Richard Utz on October 15, 2014 at 8:11pm

I need opinions on these 3 autographed photos, I only paid $45 for them all together, so im not holding my breath Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey , and Arthur Ashe 


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