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Benjamin
  • Seattle, WA
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Will a grading service return a certified forgery rating, or just say it cannot be authenticated?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Oct 18, 2022. 1 Reply

Apologies if this is rookie stuff but I've only sent 1 item ever to a grading service. It is a poor condition baseball w 20+ autographs on it. Among them many HOFers, and Mickey Mantle. I almost…Continue

Newb Introduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Keith Longo Oct 19, 2022. 34 Replies

The concept for this site is amazing! I just signed up. I apologize to seasoned users who I've already frustrated w my post w no photos. I'm new, and I'll get it. But uploads I've tried aren't…Continue

Tags: hollywood, sports, new, Seattle

 

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Eric Keith Longo replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"This has caused me to creep out of self imposed semi-silence. Thank you Ben. That means a lot to me. I struggle too. I hope folks realize we are now friends! :-)"
Oct 19, 2022
BC replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"Great response and welcome aboard!"
Oct 18, 2022
Benjamin is now friends with JIMMY JAMES, Jason H and Eric Keith Longo
Oct 18, 2022
Benjamin replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"Thanks to all for the welcome! I am one of many who has been managing my own depression and anxiety for many years, so I sympathize with people being stressed out. I hope only the best for Eric and I know a community of friends is the best thing for…"
Oct 18, 2022
Eddy replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"Welcome, Ben!  Sounds like you have a great collection going.  Stay with us and you'll meet some great folks!"
Oct 18, 2022
Eric Keith Longo replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"I will certainly be taking a break. Once again, apologies to all. It's a poor excuse but stress has clearly got the best of me right now. I'll be back soon in my usual threads and in much better spirits. :-)"
Oct 18, 2022
JIMMY JAMES replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"+1 Welcome to the community Benjamin...it's an excellent forum with Steve Cyrkin as our Admin!"
Oct 18, 2022
JIMMY JAMES replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"+1 Thank you Steve, many of my friends here on the forum have written to me and expressed these concerns to me as well...and you know my own history, having left the site for two years after feeling "bullied". Steve, please do know that we…"
Oct 18, 2022
Juan Antonio Pop replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"Hi Benjamin! Welcome to the community. I'm also a newbie here. I logged up a couple of months ago and I'm mostly a watcher, but when I've needed help the guys here are the BEST.  Do not get carried away by this bittersweet…"
Oct 18, 2022
Eric Keith Longo replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"Yes Sir, I am under huge stress from several angles. It see has been affecting everything. Apologies to all. I am temporarily myopic."
Oct 18, 2022
Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"Eric, You've been a valuable member for years, and you're a friend, but your attitude here and in the Musician-Direct forum cannot continue. I wish I didn't have to say this but please take a break until you can treat people the way…"
Oct 18, 2022
Rich replied to Benjamin's discussion Will a grading service return a certified forgery rating, or just say it cannot be authenticated?
"They will give a "likely not authentic" rating (or something to that extent). but I believe they generally stop short of actually certifying anything as a forgery, no matter how bad it is. Might be for legal reasons?"
Oct 18, 2022
Joe W. replied to Benjamin's discussion Newb Introduction
"The best way to get a fair opinion sample here is to post a specific request. For instance, Natalie Portman. Just show a clear image of the signature and let others chime in. No background needed. I do know that in person signatures can vary…"
Oct 18, 2022
Eric Keith Longo replied to Benjamin's discussion Re: Natalie Portman signature study in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"Absolutely re proof photographs. The only time they are really useful is when they are bogus and can be flipped on the "seller". The bad and the good still stick out, especially older material. And then especially with negatives and/or…"
Oct 18, 2022
Jason H replied to Benjamin's discussion Re: Natalie Portman signature study in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"I was a huge TTM collector in the 90s, especially from 1995 to 1998,  during that time id send out around 50 requests a month, or as much as I could with my lunch money. Id go without eating in High School just to send out as many requests as I…"
Oct 18, 2022
Eric Keith Longo left a comment for Benjamin
"Now we ARE friends :-) I hope to share as much as I can with you, and hope for the same in return! Good night my new friend. Eric"
Oct 18, 2022

About Me

What kind of member are you? (Check as many as apply.)
Collector, Fan, Celebrity, Dealer, Auction House
What would you like to tell us about yourself, your collecting, or business.
After finding one of your posts on Natalie Portman authentication it made me want to add my autograph from 1998.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector, Long Time Lover
Why do you want to join Autograph Live?
To join the discussion, research, and share some historic autograph photos
Who can we thank for telling you about us?
Sadly, Google
What are your areas of interest?
Sports, Music, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, History/Politics, SciFi
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Ken Griffey Jr and Shawn Kemp, Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Knute Rockne or Babe Ruth
What is today's date?
October 16, 2022

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At 10:02am on November 8, 2022, Eric Keith Longo said…

Hi Benjamin,

How are you doing? I have returned from being suspended over our conversation. No problem - much needed break! The emails and messages from many members helped me to decide to come back.

At 1:23am on October 18, 2022, Eric Keith Longo said…

Now we ARE friends :-)

I hope to share as much as I can with you, and hope for the same in return!

Good night my new friend.

Eric

 
 
 

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