Christopher Williams
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James McCay commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Derek Jeter Forged 1995 Upper Deck Baseball Cards--Where Are These Coming From?
"I WOULDN'T DOUBT THAT SCOTT OLSON HAS HIS HANDS IN ON THIS! He's from North NJ and had a sports card shop for many years. I busted my father selling MUHAMMAD ALI FORGERIES for SCOTT OLSON & CHUCK WEPNER twice!  Scott Olson &…"
22 hours ago
James McCay commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Derek Jeter Forged 1995 Upper Deck Baseball Cards--Where Are These Coming From?
"Excellent article and exceptional work Chris!!! Back in 2015 when my father died I was sent over (20) 1993 Topps Derek Jeter RC's (with several Bowman RC's too) . These were in Beckett's Price Guides for years at $25.00 each. I threw…"
23 hours ago
James McCay commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Derek Jeter Forged 1995 Upper Deck Baseball Cards--Where Are These Coming From?
"Excellent article and exceptional work Chris!!! Back in 2015 when my father died I was sent over (20) 1993 Topps Derek Jeter RC's (with several Bowman RC's too) . These were in Beckett's Price Guides for years at $25.00 each. I threw…"
23 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Ryan's discussion Beware eBay seller hulahoopsolo Music Forgeries
"Nice work, Ryan. These people have absolutely no conscience. It is actually easier to sell forgeries on Ebay than it is authentic autographs and the sellers of forgeries know it."
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Christopher Williams posted a discussion

Ebay Seller sportauthentix Lists Forged Signed Derek Jeter Book Change Up

I've exposed thousands of sellers of forgeries over the years and I will continue to do so.In this thread, I wanted to let the autograph community to be aware of two forged Derek Jeter "Change Up" books listed by Ebay seller Sportauthentix.To me, of course, these are obvious forgeries, but for the casual collector, these might fool you, so I wanted to post them here.Ebay seller Sportauthentix has two of these listed.…See More
Monday
Christopher Williams replied to ChLeeRay's discussion PART 2: Tupac Amaru Shakur - 2pac forgeries - "To Alan" forgeries
"As someone who has exposed forgeries for a very, very long time, I can appreciate the work you're doing here, ChLeeRay."
Sunday
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller boilermaker696969 Sells Forged Signed Counterfeit Derek Jeter 1994/1995 Upper Deck Card
"I have one of the forged/counterfeit Koufax cards in my possession, Terrier. It is interesting, and in my opinion, not by coincidence, that ever since my blog was published on these counterfeit cards, that "group" of sellers who were…"
Sunday
terrier8HOF replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller boilermaker696969 Sells Forged Signed Counterfeit Derek Jeter 1994/1995 Upper Deck Card
"maybe we should put together a separate discussion showing examples of each of the counterfeit/forgeries you are uncovering.  Jeter, Koufax, Unitas, Mays, Ali.......all of them."
Sunday
Christopher Williams posted discussions
Saturday
terrier8HOF replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller lyonhrt7777 Sells Forged/Counterfeit Signed Sandy Koufax 2000 SP Authentic Baseball Card
"they should have recruited a better forger."
Apr 10
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller lyonhrt7777 Sells Forged/Counterfeit Signed Sandy Koufax 2000 SP Authentic Baseball Card
"It sure does, Steve. I have to give the source of these counterfeit cards credit--They chose to forge counterfeit cards that included the COA on the reverse of the card."
Apr 10
Christopher Williams posted discussions
Apr 10
Steve Zarelli replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller lyonhrt7777 Sells Forged/Counterfeit Signed Sandy Koufax 2000 SP Authentic Baseball Card
"Terrible fakes, but under the guise of a "pack pulled card," it obviously fools people. "
Apr 10
Christopher Williams commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Derek Jeter Forged 1995 Upper Deck Baseball Cards--Where Are These Coming From?
"The same sellers have been selling dozens of the 2001 Upper Deck Legends Johnny Unitas cards. These cards, like the Koufax cards out of the Upper Deck SP Authentic product, were a tough pull. You can click your mouse on each image to get a closer…"
Apr 7
Christopher Williams commented on Christopher Williams's blog post GFA Authentication.com Search Uncovers Massive Amounts of Impossibly Identical "Autographs": Mantle, DiMaggio, Ali, Clapton, More
"This garbage will never stop and will always infect our autograph hobby. https://www.ebay.com/itm/123718910609"
Apr 6

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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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Derek Jeter Forged/Signed 1994/1995 Counterfeit Upper Deck Baseball Card: Part 2

Posted on March 23, 2019 at 3:30pm 8 Comments

I began noticing these obvious forgeries months ago on Ebay, but with Ebay heavily-populated with forgeries, I really didn't think much of exposing them until I began observing them in numbers and that's when I knew I had to expose them.

Immediately below is a link to Part 1 of "Derek Jeter Forged Counterfeit 1994/1995 Upper Deck Baseball Cards."…

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Derek Jeter Forged 1995 Upper Deck Baseball Cards--Where Are These Coming From?

Posted on March 10, 2019 at 7:30am 54 Comments

I began noticing these on Ebay approximately six months ago or longer.

I knew immediately they were forgeries and I have no idea who the source is, but some sellers on Ebay seem to have an infinite supply of these.

Evidently, these are coming out of Northern New Jersey.

The reason why the majority of these…

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GFA Authentication.com Search Uncovers Massive Amounts of Impossibly Identical "Autographs": Mantle, DiMaggio, Ali, Clapton, More

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 3:30pm 15 Comments

This is the last post in my 4-part series revealing the truth about GFA authenticated autographs. The truth may shock you if you own any...unless you've tried to sell them.

Before I start on this most explosive, revealing, compelling and disturbing blog on Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA and Stephen Rocchi/John Gorajczyk), please observe the below image.…

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Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Roger Maris Mickey Mantle Forged Photo

Posted on November 4, 2018 at 2:00pm 25 Comments

This is my Part 3 of "Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA):  What Methods Do They Use?"

Before I continue, immediately below are links to Parts 1 and 2.…

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Ebay Representatives Audrey Zwibelman & Gordon Cheng Meet With Dealers/Sellers At 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on August 5, 2018 at 4:00pm 42 Comments

Below is a link to Rich Mueller's "Sports Collectors Daily" from August 5th, 2018.

Rich, by the way, does a great job of posting hobby-related news and I highly recommend subscribing (doesn't cost a penny) to his daily column.

I want to thank Rich for posting the below.…

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At 7:04pm on July 10, 2018, CuJo said…

I also have some unique collectibles that I believe could be one of a kinds to include a Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball.  I have been collecting stuff for many years and would about bet the bank that the Babe Ruth signature is legit.  Here is the twist.  On the opposite Sweet Spot there is nothing.  On the other sweet spot it has Babe Ruth and I cannot tell if it was printed or signature but I am thinking this was printed and is the label?  Below this "Japan 1934" and after this it has what I would bet almost anything on his is signature.  The weird thing is the 2 symbols inscribed on each side of the ball.  I had a Japanese collector tell me this is the symbol of the Order of the Golden Kite that was an elite clan/ninjas/whatever that served the Emperor of Japan.  It was dissolved in 1947 I think it was by the commander of the Japanese Allied Forces.  I mean I have seen thousands of baseballs and never seen anything like this.  Everyone I show it to freaks out and I am including collectors and some are thinking that it could be a one of a kind.  Might be worthy of posting on a major sports memorabilia or auction site.  

At 6:56pm on July 10, 2018, CuJo said…

Thanks for allowing me on this site and thanks for the message Christopher.  I just bought a Joe DiMaggio autographed photo from BOXSCORE.  I then read some of your articles as you know and immediately sent a message to them that when the item arrives I am probably going to return it.  I then got a long email from him that some sites are under litigation for false accusations against him and other new sports memorabilia authentication companies.  It was a long letter telling me he is an avid collector and that he would never sell a forgery.  With that being said, it sounds like you have no doubt about them?  

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
 
 
 

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