Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"According to the GFA website, their lowest level of "Forensic Examination" is $100.00. We've always questions that since the majority of GFA-certed forgeries sell for less than $100.00. Now we're hearing that Rocchi actually…"
yesterday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"All of those Mantle/Maris forgeries on reproduced "Safe At Home" photos were probably all penned during the last year. They all sell in the $200.00 to $300.00 range. I posted one that sold for a little under $109.00. All GFA-certed…"
yesterday
Steve replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Muhammad Ali GFA/Rocchi Certed Forgeries On Ebay Part 2
"The two signatures don't look the same, not even close."
yesterday
Mike Ruff replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Muhammad Ali GFA/Rocchi Certed Forgeries On Ebay Part 2
" i know i don't have"the Eye" but this sure looks the same as the ones from GFA. why is this one good but the others aren't? "
yesterday
Christopher Williams commented on Pete Chuka's blog post A Complete Collection: Is It Happiness or The Saddest Thing Ever?
"Pete, great topic!!! Nice change of pace."
Saturday
Christopher Williams replied to Jason Toney's discussion coaches corner auctions n Christopher morales
"Jason, Coach's Corner (headed by Scott Malack and Lee Trythall) has been on EBay's Banned COA List for well over a decade and deservedly so. Also, Chris "I Never Saw An Autograph I Didn't Like" Morales, is also on…"
Friday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"Mr. Ruff, if you post an authentic Mantle autograph, I will certainly opine it as authentic. I have no problem with that."
Friday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"Post them here."
Friday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"It's all in the eye for me.  That's how I do it and that's how most collectors who know autographs do it. That's why I post photos of those forgeries. That's the proof. 99% of Mantle forgeries can be opined by a simple…"
Thursday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"Mr. Ruff, I have been studying autographs for a long time and I do it by my trained eye. The proof is in the eye. You explain to me how Forensics has anything to do with autographs? Explain to me how the below pertains to…"
Thursday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"Here's a GFA-certed Mickey Mantle forgery that was sold by Ebay seller Rbisportsinc. When does an authentic Mantle (with or without a COA) sell for a paltry $23.49? When it's an obvious…"
Thursday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"Terrier, how many dozens of those obviously forged "500 Homerun Club" baseballs have we seen sold on Ebay with COAs from Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators!!!"
Thursday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"Mr. Ruff, where are the "False accusations?" Also, I believe it was you who wrote (paraphrasing) "Do you know the number of people you've hurt." Do you realize "the hurt" done to collectors/sellers who are having a…"
Thursday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"The below "Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris" autographs with a COA from GFA was sold for a whopping $108.05 from Ebay seller Ranger191. That'w what I call "low cost to the consumer.' Of course, it's a "low cost" set…"
Thursday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"Blatant GFA-certed forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, 500 Hr Club, etc. listed and sold for the last 5 1/2 years on Ebay and they're proud of that. Yeah, low-cost forgeries. How many of the below…"
Thursday
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion GFA/Tony Podsada in the news...
"Where the heck do I start? I guess the last comment by Rocchi where he states "He's proud of the low cost that is being delivered to the consumer; saying that is the way it's supposed to be." So authentic Mantle autographs are…"
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About Me

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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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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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Does EBay Now Permit Shill Bidding?

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 1:30pm 14 Comments

A little over a month ago I sent an email to Ebay about obvious shill bidding.

Of course, Ebay never responded.

This has been going on for months with Ebay seller Stevew6.

Ebay seller Stevew6 is a consistent seller of GFA-certed forgeries.

But along with his selling of GFA-certed and other assorted laughable…

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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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A Complete Collection: Is It Happiness or The Saddest Thing Ever?

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Posted by Josh Board on July 13, 2016 at 11:45pm 22 Comments

So, I just moved into a new place. It's always fun when you do that, to go through all your autographs and admire the things you've acquired over the years.

Anyway, I have about 100 albums...well, maybe 50...that I bought from an estate…

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