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…"
"You know, you're right. I've had this picture for more than 50 years and never looked at it close enough to see just how far off it really is from ones that have been authenticated. It's not even close. At least I didn't pay for…"
"Christopher Williams, that is exactly what those leeches do. I occasionally go to their website just for laughs to see how much they've marked a legitimate seller's price. Sportsmemorabilia.com listed a Star War item I was looking at on…"
"that one directly above is a joke. for someone that studies autographs, just looking at a handful of PSA, JSA, BAS or SGC certed Mantle's, one would see the obvious differences. As Steve Z states, the one that Christopher presented…"
"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…"