Autograph Magazine Live

The Authentic Experience

Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball Drew Max AAU Video "8 On Your Side" Las Vegas Marc Goldman

Check out this video on a autographed Babe Ruth baseball "authenticated (cough, cough)" by Drew Max.

It's an ugly (the kind Coach's Corner sells every month) Babe Ruth forgery that was purchased for $1450.00 by a gentleman named Jim Clemmons.

I believe the Babe Ruth forgery was purchased under the Proxibid.com auction platform.

I have absolutely no sympathy for the buyer (Jim Clemmons).

Here is a link to the investigative report by reporter Michelle Mortensen and the video.

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/24690702/8-on-your-side-collector-que...

 

Views: 593

Comment by Erich Jerozal on February 16, 2014 at 10:17am

Goldman had the shakes while interviewing....lol.  Nervous bud.

Comment by Christopher Williams on February 16, 2014 at 10:28am

The buyer (Jim Clemmons) isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.  He wanted $50,000 because someone said "it could be worth $50,000 if authentic."

Seriously, Mr. Clemmons?

He should have accepted AAU's offer of $1450.00 and run.

Comment by Rick Meyer on February 16, 2014 at 10:30am

Drew Max has been wrong twice that he knows of.....ever? LMAO. This video was well done. Now more folks know that AAU sucks.

Should have her drive over to Antiquities and look at their crap or better yet knock on Rick Harrison's door to ask for comments on his pal Drew.

Comment by Christopher Williams on February 16, 2014 at 11:39am

As a matter of fact, Rick, I directed Ms. Mortensen to Antiquities of Las Vegas.  It's right in their vicinity.

Comment by Rick Meyer on February 16, 2014 at 12:47pm
Nice call Chris. Big story just in Vegas if she is willing to put in the work. Hope she does.
Comment by Christopher Williams on February 16, 2014 at 12:48pm

Rick, I have been exchanging emails with Ms. Mortensen.  I am hoping she will do a follow-up.

Comment by Steve Zarelli on February 16, 2014 at 1:05pm

Goldman had the shakes while interviewing....lol.  Nervous bud.

Yeah... I noticed that too as I'm sure the camera man and editor did... it's no accident that was made clear on the video.

Reminds me of the old 60 minutes interviews when Mike Wallace was sitting with some shady executive or politician and they were sweating bullets. LOL

Why doesn't Drew "the magnifier" Max ever submit to interviews or questioning? Whenever I have heard of someone contacting AAU with a complaint, it's this guy Marc Goldman who responds. 

The Goldman interview reminds me of the old Marx Brothers line...

Mrs. Teasdale: Your Excellency, I thought you'd left!

Chicolini: Oh no, I no leave.

Mrs. Teasdale: But I saw you with my own eyes!

Chicolini: Well, who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?

Comment by Christopher Williams on February 16, 2014 at 1:15pm

Too funny, Mr. Zipper.

Drew Max would never know what to say if he attempted to defend some of the crap he's certed.

Comment by Steve Zarelli on February 16, 2014 at 1:26pm

I love reading some of the creepy comments along with the News 8 story/video. Trying to defend AAU or make the reporter look like she did something wrong. Likely the same cast of slugs who come out of the woodwork to smear honest authenticators and sellers. This is the dirty underbelly of the forgery industry.

Obviously Jimmy Spence was not basing his opinion on the price paid. He asked that question AFTER he had made his evaluation and it was just a way to let the buyer know he had a clunker.

In my view, a credible authenticator should approach every autograph from the perspective that it could be fake and find indicators that point to the conclusion it is real. The autograph needs to prove itself good.

Yet, Marc Goldman is confronted with the objective facts about the age of the ball, the fact that it looks like it was signed yesterday, and the opinion of a respected expert... and he is still sticking to his guns that it is real! The exact opposite of what an authenticator should do. Just how much proof would it take to get them to admit the ball is questionable? 

There is a reason why no respected auction houses feature AAU Letters of Authenticity. Heritage, Christies, RR, Sothebys... And there is a reason Drew Max is no longer on Pawn Stars.

Comment by Tyler Johnson on February 16, 2014 at 5:52pm

Antiquities?  Thats the store that Pete Rose sets up in... IF they are not legit he should go somewhere else, because I would bet most ppl would say "if Pete is there then it must be a legit store."  I wouldnt want my autographs being sold out of a store that is not on the up and up.. Thats how Pete makes a living.

Comment

You need to be a member of Autograph Magazine Live to add comments!

Join Autograph Magazine Live

 

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service