Some of you know me, and from what I understand, someone caught selling yet another bad Ford autograph has once again, decided to spout off at the mouth. Claims that I am a dealer and I only tell unsuspecting autograph buyers that their item is fake so that I can sell my own Harrison Fords. Again I am hearing claims that the likely supplier of the forgeries is the true expert on Harrison Ford autographs.
Side note the seller sent me a friend request message yesterday with the single question about if I knew a particular collector. In my world this says plenty, and likely tells me where the piece originated.
When I tell people that I track the sale of Harrison Ford autographs, I am not kidding around, I watch sales here, I watch sales on rebelscum and on ebay and other online auction sites.
Who signed them? Who is the forger? I am not going to play games and point fingers, nor will I even guess if the supplier is the forger, all I can do is put together where they came from.
I will give the people that have had these in their possession, that courtesy. They can come clean about where they got them as the "in-person" and "private signing" stories fall apart.
This is the same courtesy I tried to provide to Marc Moser, the last guy caught in a huge Ford Forgery mess. He decided to drag my name thru the mud for a few months as well, but by doing that he just shot himself in the foot. People will wake up sooner or later, and the truth does come out.
I present these images to you, again supplying the signatures and letting the people on this forum and others as judge, you decide the truth. You will also be the deciding factor if these autograph professionals keep their reputations or if they have earned brand new ones.
Every item below has been tracked to the most recent seller, and through his own admission the source of the autographs, I will also include items sold elsewhere by the supplier who admitted on these very pages to supplying some of these.
The pattern is pretty clear to me.
As for the recent claims about me being a dealer, out to only hurt other peoples supposedly reputable business.
Please keep in mind, that anyone that has purchased anything at all from me in the past 5 years has approached me. When they do I usually point them in other directions and offer to authenticate (for free) any item they ask about, from any other source.
If you knew that snake wrangler, had done this to hundreds if not thousands of people in the past, but he changed his name.....would you buy from him anyway?
Or find another snake wrangler?
I have not been very active on AML lately, but I finally took the time over the past two days to read the 91 pages of this discussion. It is absolutely fascinating. Pete, thank you again for continuing to do what you do. Also, I am hoping for a Harrison Ford send-in signing along with the rest of you. I contacted Mike T about it on Friday, and he explained that it has never happened. I suppose that I was confusing the many comments about his presale signings in the past with actual send-in signings. Please let us know if in fact anyone hears anything about the possibility. May the Force be with you all. Eight more days until The Last Jedi!
Can I please ask for opinions on the attached two signed pieces. I recently purchased a Ford from, but already looking to add to my collection.
Do you think these are good examples?
Any help gentleman would be appreciated.
Hi Matt, I don't like the first for some reason but let Pete speak to that if he chooses. Authenticity aside, the second item is a severely cut photo!
To me anyway that is "damaged" and should be priced accordingly. That is not something I would ever buy or sell at any price.
That kind of sums it up, other than I would call the first one a straight up fake.
The "Custom Card" is in essence code for some nitwit chopping up a photo and cutting up a card, then slapping the two together, and sending it to a card slabbing company to seal it in a holder. This is not a Topps, Leaf or Upper Deck company made pack inserted card. Just some random person with a pair of scissors.
Pete, have you ever seen a Harrison Ford autograph with an underscore that long? That was one of my concerns, and I am curious.
That is only one of my factors in calling the piece bad.
I don't recall ever seeing on like that either.
Thank you all for replying. I got two more if you all have the time.....
The first Harrison Ford autograph appears to be pretty typical to me. None of the autographs on the second photo are typical.
I agree with Eric about the photo. Atypical.