Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams replied to William Kemps's discussion Barack Obama
"Yikes!!!"
3 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Adam Price's discussion Are These 2 Walter Payton Signatures Legit?
"I did not see one authentic autograph sold by EBay seller Muscle50002."
yesterday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Simpson's discussion Willie McCovey, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Johnny Bench Autographed Baseballs. Are they Authentic?
"Always remember one thing, Christopher.  It's never about a piece of paper; it's only about the autograph(s)."
yesterday
Christopher Williams replied to Robert Jay's discussion I've got a real Mantle problem
"I have yet to see an authentic autograph with a COA from Forensic Document Services."
yesterday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Simpson's discussion Willie McCovey, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Johnny Bench Autographed Baseballs. Are they Authentic?
"Are you referring to the original forgeries you posted?"
Thursday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Simpson's discussion Willie McCovey, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Johnny Bench Autographed Baseballs. Are they Authentic?
"Unfortunately, one of the biggest scams for last 5-7 years has been sellers of forgeries using an old Scoreboard (edited/copied) cert to sell their garbage. Scoreboard never sold forgeries, but the Scoreboard COA has been tainted by scammers because…"
Tuesday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Simpson's discussion Mickey Mantle Autographed Cleats
"Gotcha, Steve."
Tuesday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Simpson's discussion Mickey Mantle Autographed Cleats
"I am curious why you replied to Terrier with "Just curious, what makes you think that?" Then you comment with "This is definitely not authentic." Puzzling."
Tuesday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Simpson's discussion Mickey Mantle Autographed Cleats
"That's the difference between collectors like myself and Terrier and yourself. We can look at certain autographs immediately and with 98% of them, opine within one minute whether it's authentic or not. Trying to explain the difference…"
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Simpson's discussion Mickey Mantle Autographed Cleats
"I agree with, Terrier.   The Mantle sig from the REA auction is authentic, the other "Mantle" sig you posted is not authentic."
Monday
Christopher Williams commented on Josh Board's blog post Saturday Night Fever Floor
""Three Days Of The Condor" is a fav or mine also.   I remember watching "The Cincinnati Kid" as a little boy and when when Lancey (Edward G. Robinson) revealed his hand............."
Sunday
Steve replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Strick2846 Sells Forged/Autographed Mickey Mantle Baseball For $380
"I agree with you completely. I wouldn't mind trying it though, but one person leaving the feedback isn't enough, as you know. Maybe some day we can coordinate a sneak attack."
Sunday
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Strick2846 Sells Forged/Autographed Mickey Mantle Baseball For $380
"Yup"
Sunday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Strick2846 Sells Forged/Autographed Mickey Mantle Baseball For $380
"I've thought of that many times, Steve, but then we would be the ones that Ebay would suspend. On Ebay, scammers equal ca-ching, ca-ching."
Jun 17
Steve replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Strick2846 Sells Forged/Autographed Mickey Mantle Baseball For $380
"I have an idea to stop these forgeries. A group of us should make sure we are the high bidders on these fake Mantle items, then leave negative feedback. Don't pay, just leave the negative feedback. Eventually, other buyers will see and…"
Jun 17
Christopher Williams posted a discussion

Ebay Seller Strick2846 Sells Forged/Autographed Mickey Mantle Baseball For $380

Check out this ugly and obvious forged Mickey Mantle baseball sold by Ebay seller Strick2846 for $380.00.This once again proves just how easy it is to sell forgeries on EBay.What a waste of $380.00 by some delusional autograph collector.Who in their right mind spends $380.00 on the below piece-of-crap forged Mickey Mantle baseball!!!According to Ebay seller Strick2846, the COA is from Field Of Dreams.I have yet to see an authentic Mickey Mantle autographed baseball with a COA from Field Of…See More
Jun 16

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What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Help rid the autograph hobby of forgeries like those certed by Stephen Rocchi and his Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators group.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
Mr. Steve Cyrkin
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Tom, Tresh, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Derek Jeter and Teresa Wright.
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Tom Tresh 1963 Autographed Card.
Why do you collect?
History.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
George Washington

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Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 6:30pm 92 Comments

According to the Courthouse News Service, Mr. Daniel Odobas has filed a lawsuit against Antiquities Of Nevada (Toby Stoffa), Drew Max (Authentic Autographs Unlimited) and Stephen Rocchi (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators for "Fraud, Deceptive, Trade, Misrepresentation, Unjust Enrichment, Conspiracy, Bad Faith, Breach Of Contract and Breach Of Warranty."

Immediately below are links to the story.…

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The Victims Of Muhammad Ali Forgeries On Ebay GFA/Rocchi

Posted on June 5, 2016 at 3:15pm 10 Comments

As we've noticed during the last 48 hours, both Ebay and the Ebay sellers of Muhammad Ali forgeries are making a killing on Ebay.

The victims (who don't know yet that they are victims) are getting scammed to no end.

It's both sad and disgusting.

First, immediately below, link to my first four threads on GFA-certed (Stephen Rocchi) Muhammad Ali…

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Examples Of Roger Maris Forgeries On Ebay

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 6:30am 7 Comments

Below you will find examples of no-brainer examples of Roger Maris forgeries that list and sell on Ebay.

Roger Maris passed away on December 14, 1985.

If you want an authentic Roger Maris autograph on anything it will cost you big bucks to own one.  

Here are examples of Roger Maris forgeries that you want to stay away from.…

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Ebay Seller Gofsu2010 Discusses Stephen Rocchi/GFA

Posted on December 6, 2015 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

We all know about the thousands of forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, etc. "authenticated" by Stephen Rocchi and his Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) group.

I already posted a thread similar to this one, but decided to post another one.

Let's once again break down some of the statements made by Ebay seller Gofsu2010 in his auction descriptions in…

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Ebay Ending An Auction Early Ripoff Fees!!!

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 7:00pm 30 Comments

I guess Ebay has found a way to get more money from their honest sellers who list and sell authentic autographs.

I recently, for the first time in a long time, decided to list one of my items starting with a .99 cents starting bid.

I usually use "Buy It Now/Best Offer" for the few listings I submit.

Due the fact that it is impossible to compete…

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At 11:19am on January 31, 2013, Ryan said…

Chris can you please accept my request so I can send you a message. I have received a complaint about a fake Mantle I pointed out. 

At 7:51am on July 12, 2012, T M EVANS said…

Thanks for the heads up,but did you really have to post my pic and site? I had no idea....thanks

At 6:14pm on April 22, 2012, David Jackson said…

Hey CW.  I was wondering if you could please look at the Derek Jeter Autograph I listed and give me your opinion on it?  Thanks for your time!

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/derek-jeter-signed-baseball

At 8:18pm on December 22, 2011, CEE GEE said…
Happy Birthday Chris...A true hero in the war on fakes and forgeries...I personally owe so much to you because if it wasn't for you I may have never knew how bad the industry has been destroyed and corrupted....one of the greatest voices in the industry....my hats off to you for all your great and hard work you have put in over the years....Happy Birthday bro....many more happy holidays Chris...
At 6:55pm on December 22, 2011, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…

Happy Birthday Chris Williams...one of the heroes trying to protect autograph collectors from forgeries.

At 4:50am on August 5, 2011, CEE GEE said…
hey Chris....when you get a chance check out my quick youtube video i put together on my page....also check the forum I posted on Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio...those forgeries are insane !!!
At 6:26am on July 30, 2011, Tiger Lapointe said…
Hello good friend.   Glad to be here to offer my help in the fight against the bad guys!
At 1:38pm on July 20, 2011, CEE GEE said…
I have always loved your videos and i am now starting my own...i love your insight and i think on this site we all can help each other out on making a real purchase from a fake....but we may never win the battle of the dirt bag thieves out there...i applaud your work you put in over the years and because of  you which made me want to have a voice to be heard i want to help in the battle
At 11:32am on July 9, 2011, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…
3,000 Congratulations, Chris!
At 7:27pm on January 26, 2011, Rick Brzyski said…
I love your video's on youtube !!!!
 
 
 

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