Thru the years I've slowly tried to build a collection of football memorabilia, I'm a Cowboys fan and thought I had a pretty nice collection. A long time ago I built a nice collection of Wayne…Continue
"Huge thanks for the sportsmemorabilia.com info. Found an item on there and then went to ebay (after reading this) and found the exact item (same COA#) for about half price.
Also, somewhat new to the hobby, am wondering everyone's thoughts on…"
"The Mantle is a cookie-cutter known forgery style produced in the many thousands. It has a distinct look, but explaining it is not as easy as it may seem.
I wrote this blog post back in 2012, but I think it applies here. Hopefully it helps:"
Are you talking about this Mickey Mantle?
If so, I may be able to answer your question. But I'm nowhere near as good as Chris and many others here on Mantle autographs:
There are a lot of signs in this one that say it's…"
"Thanks, Steve. I study and compare many signatures authenticated by the top recognized companies before I bid. I guess one can never be 100% sure unless you get it in person. Obviously that's impossible.
But on this Mantle autograph I…"
You asked a great question:
"Still wondering why you say it's a forgery. What detail gives it away?"
Unless it's, say, a Babe Ruth autograph signed in gold Sharpie or an Abraham Lincoln signed newspaper reporting his…"