Hi all. So long story short, I did exactly what I've warned others not to...saw really nice items cheap (first mistake) from a business I assumed was properly vetted (second mistake) and won bids prior to researching them (third mistake). After winning said items, I did a quick Google search prior to receiving the invoice and low and behold, I found this forum! Naturally, as luck would have it, my suspicions appear to be true...
I won a Hank Aaron signed bat, a Mickey Mantle signed bat, and 2 Hulk comics signed by Stan Lee, all authenticated with a COA.
Now let's dig deeper... The auction house was "AuctionZip", the business is "Randy's Cabin Online" which uses "InPersonAuthentication" (AutographAuthentication.net) as their third party COA. I've seen nothing but terrible reviews for them and people have alleged this company is basically the fifth tier of several others that were used and outted as fraudulent and/or fakes. (AAA being the main culprit).
Now being new to this area, I'm obviously skeptical, so I emailed them. I received a prompt email back, and subsequent emails following, all of which were sent with zero grammar and sub par speaking skills. While that's not a red flag in and of itself, the person essentially backed down saying "well it's not illegal"....
Obviously if I'm even remotely accused of anything hanky, my first response would be, "I assure you these are authentic, here's where/how they were obtained, etc". Instead, this guy rambles on about how they buy and sell through estate sales, consignments, etc (actually he said "a state sales" lol, but I digress...)
Long story short, Operation Bullpen is about to be in full effect. I haven't sent him any payments and am waiting for a final email back answering my questions further. But needless to say, it will be my life's mission to shut this guy down if I discover my worries are legitimate.
I am fully aware he is probably reading this as we speak. So, to you I say, you know who I am, as I am using the same name here as I used with your auction. You also know I am very familiar with laws and torts, both state and federal, criminal and civil, regarding what others have alleged you are doing, which I almost fell victim to. I am more than happy to send payment once you confirm the items I received will pass PSA testing. However, if you know they won't, I urge you to STOP the sale off ALL of your "authentic third party COA autographs".
The email correspondence was with "RandysCabin1 @ Gmail", the email I received back was from "randyhvizda @gmail" and the email name is "Dave Steed".
All that to say....I am treading lightly with this transaction. And I will 100% eat my words, apologize profusely, and update everyone if these items can be proven authentic (not by me, as I doubt I will be completing the sale). I would not disparage a person or business who has a few bad reviews among many. But when a person has ALL bad reviews, shady emails, even shadier "third party COA" and unprofessional work/customer service ethic, I feel I should give fair warning to others. I will respond to this post with pictures/screenshots of the items.
I thank you all, for this forum, and for listening to this rant.
Attached are screenshots from the auction.
I apologize in advance for the attachments and not imbedding the photos from my phone.
The Stan Lees are horrific. Even going by the usual kitchen table variety Stan Lee forgeries. Not even in the ballpark for ay era Lee signature, with their chronological variety of disjointed characters.
Anyone have any information or prior knowledge of this company or its autographs? Looks like he runs online auctions on various sites every day from Ohio with hundreds of autographed items.
I see their auctions on platforms I use - I happily stay away :)
Based on what I’ve seen from them, I’m staying far away from Randy’s Cabin.
yep, I agree. Looks like fortunately I caught myself before a bad transaction was made. Hopefully this will help save others who happen to see these "deals".
S*** I got a couple of items recently but tried to stay with JSA or PSA items but a couple were the In person one's.
Luckily paid not much so if duped I will put down to inexperience.
Hello, I am new to this forum but I just read your post. Unfortunately I recently bought a lot of things from this Randy’s Cabins Online Auctions. First off the guy that does the customer service is horrible and rude and I will never deal with him again. Second I am waiting on the first shipment so I can send the autographs to get Authenticated By a major company and if I find out these are fake I will do everything in my power to get that auction house s*** down. Please let me know what happened to you at the end of your dealings with this auction house. Thanks
I would suggest posting the items for opinions prior to sending them for authentication.
I will do that as soon as I get them. Thanks
I just got these 2 confirmations back from Beckett and they confirmed that they are fake. I also sent this to Randy’s Cabin Online Auction House and he still says he is doing nothing wrong. Well it has to stop. He is taking advantage of the wrong person and I will do whatever it takes to stop this company.