Before I continue, below are links showing hundreds of examples of forged Mickey Mantle baseballs, photos, etc. found on Ebay (the most dangerous place to buy autographs if you're a casual collector or impulse buyer).
Check out this forged "500 Homerun Club" baseball listed by Ebay seller 1rkymtnsledhead.
Typical and mass-produced set of "500 Homerun Club" forgeries that we've observed in the hundreds upon hundreds.
A typical train wreck.
This is about as laughable and ugly as it gets!!!
Check out this crap listed by Ebay seller 1rkymtnsledhead.