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A pile of questionable sports autograph

Started this discussion. Last reply by TradeGeek Jun 28. 6 Replies

On a Facebook sports card page I follow somebody posted a bunch of autographs for sale at small shop in ILL. He's getting all kinds of terrible advice. I'd like some more confirmation from some of…Continue

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 www.signaturedog.com? 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

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TradeGeek replied to Adam Price's discussion Are These Autos Legit? Gretzky, Sayers, Kobe, McNair, Gonzalez, George, Blake
"The only signature I am familiar with of the group is Sayers. And IMHO it looks off. But my take is similar to Rich. Even if a signature is real, if it's a poor example it will always be questioned. Bad examples are second only to forgeries as…"
Jul 19
TradeGeek replied to David Chen's discussion Real or fake: ebay auction of Tom Hanks signature from The Terminal.
"This is why I simply don't trust the long term value in TPAs. How on earth could PSA render an opinion on that mess? It does not appear to be a witnessed COA, it's an opinion COA. What is their opinion? That the autograph is legit? (I…"
Jul 19
TradeGeek replied to Jim valentine's discussion Sports Card Heaven
"The Mays is no good. This company has been a topic of discussion before. Does not appear to be in business for while. "
Jul 19
TradeGeek replied to Jim valentine's discussion Sports Card Heaven
Jul 19
TradeGeek replied to Adam Price's discussion Are These Autos Legit? Gretzky, Sayers, Kobe, McNair, Gonzalez, George, Blake
"The Gale Sayers looks off to me. He typically has a very fluid way of forming the L and S. That one looks labored, even for a rushed signature. "
Jul 17
TradeGeek replied to G01ch's discussion Gene Wilder- Authentic?
"I'm not an expert on Wilder, but it looks good to me. Here is mine as an example. PSA authenticated from a private signing. "
Jul 17
TradeGeek replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Is there a forgery industry?
"This is not correct. Opinions do not have to be "founded". They simply have to be identfied as or obviously opinion. I can say, as an example of completely protected speech, that it is my opinion that somebody who writes like you typically…"
Jul 10
TradeGeek commented on Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's blog post The Todd Mueller Autographs, Nelson Deedle and Iconographs Lawsuits
"Seeing that I'm not familiar with the specifics of the legal allegations, I'm not sure if this is relevant. But CA has decent anti SLAPP statues associated with the use of civil litigation as a tool to suppress protected (first amendment)…"
Jul 7
TradeGeek replied to TradeGeek's discussion A pile of questionable sports autograph
""Bart" signed it last week, in a basement in Illinois, between games of Grand Theft Auto just before Pizza Hut delivered."
Jun 28
Rich replied to TradeGeek's discussion A pile of questionable sports autograph
"When did Bart Starr sign baseballs?"
Jun 27
TradeGeek replied to TradeGeek's discussion A pile of questionable sports autograph
"Thanks guys. I conveyed your thoughts. I think he is convinced to pass. He was getting terrible advice. Card collectors tend to over estimate their knowledge of autographs. That's where I started and I have learned that autographs are a…"
Jun 27
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to TradeGeek's discussion A pile of questionable sports autograph
"A lot of these you can tell don't make sense by the prices alone. A Michael Jordan signed baseball would be a minimum of $600, typically more than that. The one in the photo is $75. That's just one example. There are many more I could…"
Jun 27
terrier8HOF replied to TradeGeek's discussion A pile of questionable sports autograph
"there are definitely some clunkers in there.  Run the other way."
Jun 26
Christopher Williams replied to TradeGeek's discussion A pile of questionable sports autograph
"I see a lot of junk (Jeter) there."
Jun 26
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A pile of questionable sports autograph

On a Facebook sports card page I follow somebody posted a bunch of autographs for sale at small shop in ILL. He's getting all kinds of terrible advice. I'd like some more confirmation from some of the more experienced collectors that these are garbage. Just trying to save the guy from making an expensive mistake.Thanks.See More
Jun 26
TradeGeek replied to Chris Flick's discussion Lebron James Opinion - Real or Fake?
"I'm not an expert on Lebron. But that doesn't look close. Rule of thumb with Lebron and Jordan. If it's not from Upper Deck, there is a 99% chance it's fake. Lebron has had an exclusive with UD since he came into the league. "
Jun 15

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Collector
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.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
word of mouth
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports
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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