Authentication and Forgery Alert


Authentication and Forgery Alert

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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Beware nokids2003 selling fake Metallica - always with Cliff

Started by Stephen Patrick. Last reply by Bjarne Soderholm Oct 22, 2016. 1 Reply

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Started by Bernie. Last reply by David Jones Aug 10, 2016. 14 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

Emerson Lake & Palmer Signed Art Print, possible scam

Started by Seleznev Dmitri. Last reply by Seleznev Dmitri May 24, 2016. 5 Replies

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Fine Art Print, possible scam Posted by Seleznev Dmitri on May 24, 2016 at 3:58am in Music Autographs & MemorabiliaView Discussions Last year I discovered on the…Continue


Sandy Koufax Autograph Collectors Thrown for a Curve, Agent Warns

Started by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager. Last reply by TradeGeek Jan 2, 2016. 50 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

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Comment by Jet Jackson on October 22, 2016 at 9:51pm

Bad George "Superman" Reeves signature on ebay now.

And it has bids. Always do your homework!

Comment by Eric K Longo on March 10, 2016 at 12:38am


 Heads  up fore those seeking a Lugosi signature. After going over his Motion Picture card, photos signed for mutual friends, and other known exemplars as well as his wife's poor attempts I determined this was a forgery, probably a light box from Bakers book.This hand shows up in some very surprising places. The dealer sang the old tune to the buyer "...I'd like to honor my no questions lifetime guarantee, but the person I bought this from is nor around and I can't get my money back..." I found not one but two diagnostics in exemplars the seller provided. Case closed. Autograph destroyed.


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 


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