Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams replied to TRUBY OAKLEY's discussion MANTLE DIMAGGIO AUTOGRAPH
"+1"
9 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to chris boudreau's discussion Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig dual cut help please.
"Yes, that seller sells both forgeries (Florida forgeries) and reprints."
14 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to chris boudreau's discussion Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig dual cut help please.
"I've posted threads on the below Ebay seller…"
yesterday
Christopher Williams replied to Richard's discussion How do they get away with this Babe Ruth
"Maybe someone can forward that to JSA."
Wednesday
Christopher Williams replied to John Spillane's discussion Sportsmemorabilia.com thievery! Thurman Munson Auto!!
"But anyone who buys their over-priced items should have their heads examined."
Tuesday
Christopher Williams replied to Kirby Shofner's discussion Autograph Authentication Authority (AAA)
"Look at this piece-of-crap listed by Ebay seller Marfor57 with that same worthless COA from Autograph Authentication Authority."
Tuesday
Christopher Williams replied to John Spillane's discussion Sportsmemorabilia.com thievery! Thurman Munson Auto!!
"John, they (Sportsmemorabilia.com) have been doing that for years. Although I don't agree with their method of selling, I'm sure the original seller of that item would have no issues getting payment for that item if Sportsmemorabilia.com…"
Tuesday
Christopher Williams replied to Cogo's discussion Fully ”signed” Beatles album - how stupid are people?
"Cogo, I've observed Mickey Mantle auctions where the seller shows the JSA/PSA letter stating that the autograph is not authentic and people still bid on it. The people that bid on those auctions are either delusional collectors or scammers who…"
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Cogo's discussion Fully ”signed” Beatles album - how stupid are people?
"Unfortunately you cannot save people from themselves."
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to Daniel's discussion Mantle No. 7, DiMaggio and 30+ HOFers signed Glove
"One word:  Wow!!! So cool!!!"
Sunday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Progets Sells Forged Signed Mickey Mantle Baseball NO 7
"Yep."
Jun 15
John Spillane replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Progets Sells Forged Signed Mickey Mantle Baseball NO 7
"I've finally decided to take your advice. A couple of years ago you had said, I tried for years, and I mean years, to educate and to inform sellers of the forgeries they were selling. All I ever got was "Mind your own business,"…"
Jun 15
Christopher Williams posted a discussion

Ebay Seller Progets Sells Forged Signed Mickey Mantle Baseball NO 7

Once again this proves how easy it it to sell forgeries.Check out the below forged Mickey Mantle on a baseball with the "inscription"NO 7 sold by Ebay seller Progets for a whopping $381.00.Not only that, the dopey forger penned it on a Budig baseball.If this was authentic, myself and a dozen other autograph collectors would have bid this over $500.00.Does the buyer of the below forged Mickey Mantle baseball really think they purchased an authentic Mickey Mantle autographed baseball with the…See More
Jun 14
Christopher Williams posted a discussion

Ebay Seller Jrzeke998z08 Sells Forged Signed Mickey Mantle Baseball HOF 74

Once again this proves how easy it it to sell forgeries.Check out the below forged Mickey Mantle on a baseball with the "inscription" HOF 74 sold by Ebay seller Jrzeke998z08 for a whopping $402.50.Not only that, the dopey forger penned it on a Budig baseball.If this was authentic, myself and a dozen other autograph collectors would have bid this over $1,000.00.Does the buyer of the below forged Mickey Mantle baseball really think they purchased an authentic Mickey Mantle autographed baseball…See More
Jun 8
Christopher Williams replied to Kyle M's discussion Mickey Mantle Signed Baseball
"That Mantle, of course, is authentic. The TPAs are excellent when it comes to Mantle autographs."
Jun 7
Christopher Williams commented on Josh Board's blog post One of the Biggest Forgers Ever -- Made Into a Movie
"Great read, Josh."
Jun 6

About Me

What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Help rid the autograph hobby of forgeries like those certed by Stephen Rocchi and his Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators group.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
Mr. Steve Cyrkin
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Tom, Tresh, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Derek Jeter and Teresa Wright.
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Tom Tresh 1963 Autographed Card.
Why do you collect?
History.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
George Washington

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Forensics (GFA, Stephen Rocchi, Goraczyk) Ebay, Forgeries And Autographs

Posted on January 28, 2018 at 7:00pm 6 Comments

Before I start here, immediately below are a few links to Blogs about  Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) headed by Stephen Rocchi and John Goraczyk.

https://live.autographmagazine.com/profiles/blogs/guaranteed-forens...…

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Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 4:00pm 17 Comments

Immediately below you will find a link to my Part 1 of "Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA):  What Methods Do They Use?   Please read that before you continue with this blog.…

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Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Stephen Rocchi John Gorajczyk

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 10:30am 83 Comments

Stephen Rocchi opened Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) in September 2011, with John Gorajczyk listed as their forensic document examiner.

I remember reading in one of the baseball forums that numerous autograph collectors were excited that a new Third-Party Authentication (TPA) company was going to compete with PSA/DNA and JSA.

But that excitement was short-lived when collectors…

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Examples Of Mickey Mantle Autographed Forged Photo COA GFA Rocchi Part 2

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

This is Part 2 of showing various examples of Mickey Mantle forged photos.

Immediately below, is Part 1 and a second lick to forged Mickey Mantle photos/baseballs "authenticated" by Stephen Rocchi and his Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) group.…

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Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 6:30pm 366 Comments

According to the Courthouse News Service, Mr. Daniel Odobas has filed a lawsuit against Antiquities Of Nevada (Toby Stoffa), Drew Max (Authentic Autographs Unlimited) and Stephen Rocchi (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators for "Fraud, Deceptive, Trade, Misrepresentation, Unjust Enrichment, Conspiracy, Bad Faith, Breach Of Contract and Breach Of Warranty."

Immediately below are links to the story.…

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At 11:19am on January 31, 2013, Ryan said…

Chris can you please accept my request so I can send you a message. I have received a complaint about a fake Mantle I pointed out. 

At 7:51am on July 12, 2012, T M EVANS said…

Thanks for the heads up,but did you really have to post my pic and site? I had no idea....thanks

At 6:14pm on April 22, 2012, David Jackson said…

Hey CW.  I was wondering if you could please look at the Derek Jeter Autograph I listed and give me your opinion on it?  Thanks for your time!

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/derek-jeter-signed-baseball

At 8:18pm on December 22, 2011, CEE GEE said…
Happy Birthday Chris...A true hero in the war on fakes and forgeries...I personally owe so much to you because if it wasn't for you I may have never knew how bad the industry has been destroyed and corrupted....one of the greatest voices in the industry....my hats off to you for all your great and hard work you have put in over the years....Happy Birthday bro....many more happy holidays Chris...
At 6:55pm on December 22, 2011, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…

Happy Birthday Chris Williams...one of the heroes trying to protect autograph collectors from forgeries.

At 4:50am on August 5, 2011, CEE GEE said…
hey Chris....when you get a chance check out my quick youtube video i put together on my page....also check the forum I posted on Ted Williams and Joe Dimaggio...those forgeries are insane !!!
At 6:26am on July 30, 2011, Tiger Lapointe said…
Hello good friend.   Glad to be here to offer my help in the fight against the bad guys!
At 1:38pm on July 20, 2011, CEE GEE said…
I have always loved your videos and i am now starting my own...i love your insight and i think on this site we all can help each other out on making a real purchase from a fake....but we may never win the battle of the dirt bag thieves out there...i applaud your work you put in over the years and because of  you which made me want to have a voice to be heard i want to help in the battle
At 11:32am on July 9, 2011, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…
3,000 Congratulations, Chris!
At 7:27pm on January 26, 2011, Rick Brzyski said…
I love your video's on youtube !!!!
 
 
 

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