Authentication and Forgery Alert


Authentication and Forgery Alert

Discuss authentication issues within the industry, including but not limited to 3rd party authentication. It's also a "clearing house" for suspected forgeries.

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Anatomy of a forger?

Started by JJ Jan 3. 0 Replies

You may have noticed that the book "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle will soon be a blockbuster movie from Disney. I loved that book when I was in elementary school, and I remember the author…Continue

Larry Bird Autograph Variations: NEED EXPERT OPINIONS PLEASE!

Started by James McCay. Last reply by James McCay Dec 29, 2017. 3 Replies

   I recently came across a few "Certified Autograph" Cuts released by one of the smaller companies with a total narcissist for an owner. I've caught him making two MAJOR mistakes on every single…Continue

Tags: Leaf, Executive, Cut, FAKES, autograph Forgeries!

Started by Sandie Strickland. Last reply by Christopher Williams Oct 24, 2017. 44 Replies

I purchased 2 items from one being a signed poster of Rebel without a Cause by James Dean claiming to be an original 1950's German poster when it arrived it was nothing like the one…Continue

Peyton Manning Jersey

Started by Lisa. Last reply by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager Jul 9, 2017. 1 Reply

Sent the attached Peyton Manning jersey to JSA and it came back with a COA. However, I seen one of your threads that now has me concerned. Help please!

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Comment by Steve Conn on June 6, 2017 at 6:56pm
greatsales1000000 is the same seller as anarchydiscounts -

And the same as seller musicmayhem2016 -

All in New Jersey. Ripping off hundreds of suckers.
Comment by JJ on June 6, 2017 at 6:32pm

All of your dreams can come true with seller greatsales1000000 on eBay - not. Plenty of bogus Queen w/ Freddie Mercury, Van Halen, AC/DC... At least one negative feedback calls out this putrid seller who has a 3-month-old seller ID that replaced the year-old one it used to use. Lots of unfortunate buyers getting this junk for pennies on the dollar. To quote P.T. Barnum, "There's a sucker born every minute."

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on May 22, 2017 at 2:15pm

I'm just testing this group's notice system. No need to respond. Thanks

Comment by Jet Jackson on October 22, 2016 at 9:51pm

Bad George "Superman" Reeves signature on ebay now.

And it has bids. Always do your homework!

Comment by Eric K. Longo on March 10, 2016 at 12:38am


 Heads  up fore those seeking a Lugosi signature. After going over his Motion Picture card, photos signed for mutual friends, and other known exemplars as well as his wife's poor attempts I determined this was a forgery, probably a light box from Bakers book.This hand shows up in some very surprising places. The dealer sang the old tune to the buyer "...I'd like to honor my no questions lifetime guarantee, but the person I bought this from is nor around and I can't get my money back..." I found not one but two diagnostics in exemplars the seller provided. Case closed. Autograph destroyed.


Comment by Ken K on April 14, 2015 at 4:33am

Thanks JBS, I Appreciate it , I have gotten a JSA Cert for them in FEb!

Comment by JBS on April 13, 2015 at 8:50pm

Ken - Both the Bonds baseballs you posted are good and will get a COA. Don't listen to the nonsense that James is spitting out. He has been wrong on some of the most common autographs that it blows my mind why he even comments.

Comment by James McCay on April 13, 2015 at 8:12pm

I don't think any are real either. I met Bonds in-person at the Foot Locker Slam Fest at FL Atlantic University in 1991. I was a Leukemia Society volunteer for the event. After the Slam Dunk contest (that Delino DeShields won) they had a big tent set-up outside for only volunteers and the players/judges to have a Pizza-Hut party.

Bonds, Griffey Jr., and Deion Sanders were all sitting at the same table. I gave them time to eat, then politely went over and asked for autographs. I asked Deion first who had his young child on his lap. He handed the child to her mother and he gladly signed my program. Then Bonds said "am I next?" and took my program which he signed on the "autograph page" in the back of the program (which my friend Gary Carter also signed). Then Griffey got up from the table and politely said "what would you like me to sign?". I made a special trophy out of a Spring Training game-used broken bat that I asked him to sign which he gladly did. I then asked if he would mind signing the program too and he said as nice as he could "sorry, but I have a one autograph per person policy." Which I completely understood. Then it dawned on me that both Griffey and my friend Carter had the nicknames 'The Kid", or "Kid". So I got Gary to sign my trophy bat as well. I printed a label for the base I made for the trophy and it says "The Kids". I treasure those memories and autographs which I wouldn't take a million dollars for.

Anyway, Bonds signed two items for me that night: the program, and a 1990 Leaf card. Both autographs look just like all his 1990's-200's card company Certified On Card autographs look like (his "short" signature). he only other variation is his FULL signature which he rarely signs but I've seen the bats he signed his full autograph on for a special HR Record Steiner signing, and I've seen one Upper deck Certified Autograph with his Full autograph as well which sells for 2-3 times what his short autograph sells for.     

All of your baseballs look way too far outside of the limits of the several hundreds of authentic Bonds autographs I've seen from 1991-present. I'm quite certain that someone TRIED to forge his autograph and did their best, but it's no where near close enough.

James (sorry I love telling stories) 

Comment by Adam Richard Utz on October 23, 2014 at 3:52am

glad to here at least it didnt cost me a fortune  to waste 

Comment by Dan Gregory on October 22, 2014 at 9:05pm

Sadly Adam I do not think any of those 3 are real


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