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Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Forged Mickey Mantle Baseball Ebay Seller Fireman_jim
"These "500 Homerun Club" forgeries sold for $504.00 by Ebay seller Fireman_jim and yet he is re-listing them. http://www.ebay.com/itm/500-Home-Run-Club-Signed-Baseball-Mickey-Mantle-Ted-Williams-Hank-Aaron-Mays-7-/271970673453?"
4 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion "The Auto Scouts" Busted? $2 Million Forgery Ring Goes Down!
"Well written, Steve!!!!"
7 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion "The Auto Scouts" Busted? $2 Million Forgery Ring Goes Down!
"This is great news and it proves that sometimes persistence pays off!!!"
8 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion "The Auto Scouts" Busted? $2 Million Forgery Ring Goes Down!
"Great work by Ryan all these years!!!!"
8 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion "The Auto Scouts" Busted? $2 Million Forgery Ring Goes Down!
"Awesome story, Ryan!!!! Thank you for posting this!!!"
8 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Forged Mickey Mantle Photo Ebay Seller Cathy101970
"Her (Ebay seller Cathy101970) "500 Homerun Club" forgeries ended up selling for $256.01 and yet Ebay seller Cathy101970 has re-listed them. We are seeing this occur frequently on…"
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Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion Laughable Jeter/Mattingly/Sports Forgeries eBay seller heimb-walte
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion Laughable Jeter/Mattingly/Sports Forgeries eBay seller heimb-walte
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion Laughable Jeter/Mattingly/Sports Forgeries eBay seller heimb-walte
"Ebay sellers of forgeries list their garbage on Ebay because they know Ebay is heavily populated with wannabe autograph collectors and suckers."
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion Laughable Jeter/Mattingly/Sports Forgeries eBay seller heimb-walte
"His Mantle sigs are also laughable forgeries. Look at this crap from Ebay seller Heimb-walte. live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/laughable-jeter-mattingly-sports-forgeries-ebay-seller-heimb "
Monday
Ryan replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Ranger191 Mickey Mantle Autographed Baseball UGLY FORGERY COA Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators Steve Rocchi SOLD For $270
"Here is a laughable Roger Maris forgery listed by eBay seller ranger191 as well Of course, "authenticated" by GFA. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Roger-Maris-Autographed-8-X-10-Photo-Matted-GFA-Certified-/391234746718?hash=item5b1768795e "
Monday
Ryan replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Ranger191 Mickey Mantle Autographed Baseball UGLY FORGERY COA Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators Steve Rocchi SOLD For $270
"Here is an awful Joe D forgery being sold by eBay seller ranger191 Of course, it is "authenticated" by GFA. This is an awful Joe D…"
Monday
Ryan replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Forged Mickey Mantle Photo Ebay Uniquesportstime
"Here's an awful Joe DiMaggio forgery being sold by eBay seller uniquesportstime Of course this crap is "authenticated" by GFA (Guranteed Forged Autograph). Seller says this is $899 MSRP which is just flatout laughable because…"
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Forged Mickey Mantle Photo Ebay Seller Cathy101970
"Ebay seller Cathy101970 ended up selling her "500 Homerun Club" forgeries for $256.01. She originally purchased those forgeries for $227.00 from Ebay seller Stevew6 for $227.00. I'm sure she had this dream that someone was going to…"
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Forged Mickey Mantle Baseball Ebay Seller Mr.redlegs
"Ditto, Fudd!!!! Stephen Rocchi has officially joined the ranks of Chris "I Never Saw An Autograph I Didn't Like" Morales, Drew Max, Ted Taylor and the rest!!!"
Sunday
Fuddjcal replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Forged Mickey Mantle Baseball Ebay Seller Mr.redlegs
"so ridiculous it makes my sides split...It's the dumbing down of America. Get used to it. Nothing but losers and uneducated morons as far as the eye can see. From sea to shining sea. Nice to see that GFA took time away from their busy rubber…"
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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Magazine Live?
Help rid the autograph of forgeries like those certed by Steve Rocchi and his Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators group.
If a member invited you to join, please tell us who so we can thank them!
Mr. Steve Cyrkin
What do you collect, or want to start collecting?
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

Christopher Williams's Blog

Piedmont Auctions Mickey Mantle Autographed Photograph Forgery COA Authentic Autographs Unlimited Drew Max AAU

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 5:46pm 1 Comment

Check out these ugly Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, etc. forgeries listed by Piedmont Auctions under the AuctionZip platform.

These are obvious and typical forgeries that we see listed and sold on EBay every day.

The worthless COAs are from Authentic Autographs Unlimited (AAU) and Drew Max/Marc Goldman.

Drew Max, of course, calls…

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Part 2 Howard Thompson (Help Me Howard) Pix11 Reveals True Story About The Forgeries Sold By Bergen County NJ’s Baseball Memorabilia Auction Drew Max COA AAU

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:00am 21 Comments

Following my original thread (link below) on the forgeries sold by the Bergen County Prosecutor (and Caspert Auctioneers & Appraisers), Howard Thompson (Help Me Howard) of Pix11 Channel 11 here in New York produced a two-part follow-up on the forgeries and how they were made available to the public.

First, the link to my original thread:…

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Forgeries Filled Bergen County NJ’s Baseball Memorabilia Auction

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 10:00am 46 Comments

On May 3, 2014, Caspert Auctioneers & Appraisers held an auction of baseball memorabilia that was initially confiscated by the Bergen County, New Jersey's Prosecutors Office.…

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Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball Drew Max AAU Video "8 On Your Side" Las Vegas Marc Goldman

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 9:00am 23 Comments

Check out this video on a autographed Babe Ruth baseball "authenticated (cough, cough)" by Drew Max.…

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Ebay Removed My Derek Jeter 1995 Action Packed Diamond Autograph Card Listing Policy

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm 83 Comments

Well, for the third time in approximately six months, Ebay has removed one of my listings.

This happened today, January 25, 2014.

First, below is the message I received from Ebay.

After reviewing your eBay account, it appears that you have violated eBay's Trademark Violation - Unauthorized Item policy. As a result, we've taken the following actions…

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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!
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My Favorite All-Time Western Films--as of 12 August, 2015

Posted by Sam Lawson on August 12, 2015 at 7:00am 29 Comments

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                                My Favorite Movies

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Posted by Peter C. on August 10, 2015 at 9:36am 2 Comments

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Posted by Adam Halloran on August 7, 2015 at 9:31pm 27 Comments

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Posted by Peter C. on August 4, 2015 at 12:13pm 5 Comments

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