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 Mickey Mantle baseball with a worthless COA from Shop At Home sold by Ebay seller Nevadacoinjewelry for $317.00.
As we all know, Shop At Home sold approximately $750,000 worth of forgeries to consumers in the 1990's and this crap continues to infect our hobby.
With Ebay so heavily-populated with delusional autograph collectors and impulse buyers, it is actually easier to sell forgeries on Ebay than it is authentic autographs and the sellers of forgeries know it.
That's why the forgery industry is so huge and thriving on EBay.
Check out this crap!!!
#1 - the shrink wrap almost always equals fake. Not sure why, but it's true.
#2 Look at that ugly, slowly drawn and wobbly Mantle. Gag. So shaky and wobbly....SLOOOOOOWLY drawn. Jeez... even someone that knows nothing about Mantle's signature should realize that doesn't look natural.