Not sure if Mariano Rivera had a cramp in his hand the day he signed this baseball but this doesn't look anything like the one I got in person this year at a recent game. This one is on eBay listed by seller (treasuregraphs247), the Global cert cards look fake compared to the other cards I've seen. Anyone have an opinion on this?
Did Global Authentics change their coa or is that a knock off as well? I've seen the bigger cards but this one looks much smaller. I looked around and saw some of the other Mariano Rivera that were certed by Global and see what you are talking about they look horrible. If they are so bad how can they be authenticated by any company?
Mr. Zipper that's pretty funny, almost like a mail order service for bad signatures. I ran across a seller on ebay (CTOWNSELLERS) from Ohio that has an endless amount of items authenticated by Global, I'd be willing to bet my house 95% of the stars/athletes they have signatures of have ever stepped foot in Ohio. I noticed 2 Al Pacino signatures that are just very poor and I doubt Al Pacino has ever hear of none the less been to Stowe, Ohio. This is like a big puzzle how this stuff keeps getting authenticated.
Well, it may be funny, but I was only half joking.
It is uncanny how so many of these sellers have very similar stock, similar descriptions and similar photos. And as you note, it's quite puzzling how these same sellers - who are often in out of the way places - all have access to mass quantities of signed items by the biggest stars.
Robert, I have a question. Did you obtain those signatures yourself or were they purchased already certed?
That's funny you mentioned LeBron James jerseys authenticated by GA, I've noticed the high numbers as well but I don't know his signature as well as others may but I also noticed a high number of Michael Jordan signed items authenticated by Global. I actually tried to get his signature a couple of times and have always been turned down with no one else even around so either all the Michael Jordans are no good or he has started to sign again. Kobe has also come out in record numbers lately, seems like it is all coming from the California/Arizona area.
There is no doubt in my mind there is a forgery ring in California that is producing thousands of Kobe/Lebron/Rose/Durant/any NBA star/ as well as tons of others.