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Ted Williams opinions, please

Started this discussion. Last reply by TradeGeek Apr 6. 2 Replies

Any opinions of this Ted Williams? 16 by 20 photo.Something I have never done. Ran into this as an Amazon prime "lighting deal". Very good price for a 16 by 20. PSA cert among two others (which mean…Continue

Tags: Williams, Ted

Anybody familiar with Amazon seller.. fake Kershaw?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TradeGeek Feb 2. 2 Replies

Since Amazon knows my every thought, this item popped up when I logged in today. $124.99 for a Clayton Kershaw ball with a "Steiner" COA. No picture of the COA or sticker was provided. The signature…Continue

Tags: Steiner, signaturedog, Kershaw

Gordon Cooper Jr, Mercury/Gemini astronaut. Real?

Started Dec 31 0 Replies

Local card shop purchased a huge autograph collection earlier this year from the family of a collector who must have attended every sports card show in Southern CA for 40 years. I already picked…Continue

Tags: Cooper, Gordon, Astronaut

Willy Wonka, original cast signed photo.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cameron Thom Jan 1. 3 Replies

Came in the mail today. I'm not familiar with non sport autographs. My wife is a huge Gene Wilder and Willy Wonka fan. PSA witnessed COA for all the graphs but Michael Bollner. OC Dugout witnessed…Continue

Tags: Wilder, Gene, Wonka, Willie


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TradeGeek replied to Danny Alves's discussion Jordan and TED Williams signed ball need help!!!
"There are some things about it I don't like. But I'm not very experienced with Ted. "
TradeGeek replied to Danny Alves's discussion Jordan and TED Williams signed ball need help!!!
"The Jordan looks slow to me. Nobody sells Jordan cheap if they are real. And I'd say 99% of any Jordan autograph that isn't from Upper Deck with the full documentation is likely fake. He has signed exclusively for them since the early/mid…"
TradeGeek replied to KDG2544's discussion Need help on Mike Trout autograph
"The COA is the red flag to me. I have never heard of the company. The address in Norwalk is that of Your Space Self Storage ( I don't know very many reputable dealers who work out of storage units.…"
May 5
TradeGeek replied to Jason Strecker's discussion Horrible Berra/Ford baseball
"Bidding is up to $56 on this 500 HR piece he has up. What a bargain."
May 2
TradeGeek replied to TradeGeek's discussion Ted Williams opinions, please
"That's what I got it for. They are all over eBay for about $250."
Apr 6
Mike Kaminski replied to TradeGeek's discussion Ted Williams opinions, please
"Yes, this is one of about 5 to 10 pieces that he signed a ton of though. They've been heavily marketed after his death. You can probably buy one for around ~$150 if you're patient. "
Apr 6
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Ted Williams opinions, please

Any opinions of this Ted Williams? 16 by 20 photo.Something I have never done. Ran into this as an Amazon prime "lighting deal". Very good price for a 16 by 20. PSA cert among two others (which mean nothing to me). PSA authenticated a ton of this particular signed photo in 2010 (which scares me). If authentic, it's not the greatest example. But the price was very good. And it was fulfilled by Amazing so I can return and get a refund no questions asked. Is this a good Williams?Thanks in advance.See More
Apr 6
TradeGeek replied to Bruce Juice's discussion Ebay has updated it's approved and banned sellers list for autographs
"Obviously Beckett got on the list because of Steve Grad. I'm no fan of TPAs, but that guy knows how to market himself. People seem to think he walks on water. Several promoters I follow who have used PSA for decades at their public and private…"
Apr 6
TradeGeek replied to David Seideman's discussion Matt Harvey Headlining Mets Show This Weekend: $149. Wow!
"That's really high for Matt Harvey. Maybe not in 2013 before injury issues caused so much lost time (and question about his future). There is always a NYC premium but that's ridiculous, IMHO. Especially $40 for an inscription.  There…"
Apr 5
TradeGeek replied to AnakinAutos's discussion Ebay seller coolkidscollection1971 Fake UDA items
"Upper Deck simply did not maintain a good database in the 1990s. In many cases, it was up to the buyer to fill out a form and send it back for the item to be preregistered in the DB. The result is a lot of UDA items from the 1990s have nothing more…"
Mar 22
TradeGeek replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Is it Safe to Buy Autographs at Baseball Games?
"Some are owned by the team and other are concessions. Dodger Stadium, Anaheim Stadium and Staples Center all have memorabilia stores called Art of the Game. They are operated by a third party. However, my understanding is that autographs and game…"
Mar 10
TradeGeek replied to Marshall W.'s discussion Tony Gwynn, Wally Joyner, Ken Caminiti signed poster
"The Tony Gwynn doesn't look right to me. The T is off. "
Mar 7
TradeGeek replied to James's discussion How high will Tom Brady autograph prices go?
"What makes it worse is that this is a private signing. I don't mind paying $75 for an autograph for my son worth $35, if he gets to meet his favorite player(s) and get a picture taken with him. And honestly, most of the in person signing we…"
Feb 16
TradeGeek replied to MN Autograph Collector's discussion Thoughts on Harmon Killebrew 8X10
"Bob Feller was like that also. Today you can pick up a baseball for $20. He loved interacting with fans and never said no for an autograph. Which is why there are a million of them. I'd rather have players who love their fans than valuable…"
Feb 14
TradeGeek replied to James's discussion How high will Tom Brady autograph prices go?
"That's sad. He's cashing in shamelessly. If you check eBay his certified autograph cards are selling for $500 +. It's only a bump from the Super Bowl. Non collectors are jumping into the market and driving up the price. By this time…"
Feb 14
TradeGeek replied to James's discussion How high will Tom Brady autograph prices go?
"The public signing are never worth the price as far as the autograph is concerned. Your paying to meet the player, get an item personalized or have something very specific signed.  If the autograph itself is all you want you can typically…"
Feb 14

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What brings you to Autograph Live?
I was a collector as a child and owned a retail store in high school specializing in sports memorabilia (mostly sports cards, ya it was the early 90s). Was inactive after college. Recently, my 8 year old son has become a huge baseball fan. I have started collecting again with my son after a 20 year hiatus. The shocking volume of forgeries on the market brought me here.
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word of mouth
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Primarily baseball. Mostly in person autographs. I have a large sports card collection and do collect certified autographed cards. Most of my collection was either signed in person for me or for someone I know. I generally shy away from purchasing autographs given the number of forgeries on the market.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
A Walter Payton photo my first employee gave me for my birthday in 1994. It is personalized and came from my friend's ex-wife in Chicago who worked in the same building as WP at the time.
For my son? Mike Trout signed a ball for him last summer. It was a BLEM he was playing catch with earlier that day. It has ketchup on it. But he landed Trout!
Why do you collect?
To expose my son to the same joy of baseball I had as a child.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Walter Payton. Just to meet him

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