Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams replied to Paul Borges's discussion DiMaggio and Mantle Photo
"Big Bad John is correct.  The "Mantle" is a forgery."
Wednesday
Christopher Williams replied to Paul Borges's discussion Joe DiMaggio Ball
"Yikes!!!"
Wednesday
Christopher Williams replied to T M EVANS's discussion Michael Jackson graphwizard signndrive svern_us2015 zvitalik87 jous-2wniq1j Joe Hendrix Gowanda NY
"That's incredible, Wascher, but no surprising. Ebay is an "enabler" of sellers like him."
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Eric W's discussion Mickey Mantle autographed baseball
"You're welcome."
Sep 14
Christopher Williams replied to Innuendo's discussion Fake Freddie Mercury Letter w/ Epperson LOA
"+2"
Sep 14
Christopher Williams replied to Neil A.'s discussion Joe DiMaggio & Mickey Mantle signed print - opinions requested
"Yikes!!!"
Sep 14
Christopher Williams replied to Eric W's discussion Mickey Mantle autographed baseball
"Forgery."
Sep 10
Barry S commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"I see what you mean Washer. I think the best outcome would be if others would see and come forward. If 37 people showed up with a Hendrix guitar, 56 people with a Beatles signed Abby Rd. These places last because if someone sues or makes enough…"
Sep 8
wascher commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Ok my likening this to bullpen was because of the thousands of  "forensically examined items"  by some of these guys is similar to them actually being part of the creation of the items.  I wasn't sure how it was…"
Sep 7
Barry S commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"It was the Mother Teresa baseballs that brought it all down I believe. Lol"
Sep 7
Barry S commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"This is nothing like bullpen. 400 agents raided them all at once, caught them with everything. This is one man suing, others will come forward, will snowball. Hopefully Antiquities will be forced to reimburse those people, then go away. But I'm…"
Sep 7
Steve Zarelli commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Operation Bullpen had informants they turned from the inside, wire taps and video of Marino forging and talking about it. I believe they also covertly marked balls and photos, which later appeared with the signatures of dead people. I'm not…"
Sep 7
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"If I remember correctly the Feds had wire taps and they turned the gang leader who ratted out the forger and others. "
Sep 7
Rick Meyer commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Not sure they did use one authenticator over another Wascher. If I remember right they focused on the actual forgers and got them on wire taps and caught them with forgery supplies and inventory. Most of the authenticators were never charged…"
Sep 7
wascher commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Since Bullpen is rather similar, how did they go about proving one authenticator over the other in that situation?"
Sep 7
Don Webster commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Gentlemen you have hit the nail on the head... We don't want dueling authenticators on the witness stand... that would only give the presiding judge a headache... We want an investigation to track the source of the autographs...the chain of…"
Sep 7

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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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