Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams replied to Bob Harris's discussion Another Joe Dimaggio
"What do you mean, Big Bad John? Steve and Terrier already commented."
19 hours ago
goodcat53 commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"LMFAO !!!!"
yesterday
Steve Zarelli commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"@Goodcat53 sez, "I get the impression that most of these dweeb scammers are some of the laziest people on our planet and wasting our good oxygen supplies." Good point. Scamming people in-person takes some guts and there is the risk of…"
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goodcat53 commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"I completely agree w/ you Steve, except this statement... "By then, these mass fake sellers will be long gone and onto the next scam... sealing old ladies driveways with used motor oil or selling timeshares to swampland in Florida, etc.,…"
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Fuddjcal commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"Steve +1 CW "No one will ever change my mind that Forensics has nothing to do with opining autographs." LOL but Chris, forget that the letter formations are a mess and all identical, you proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that these GFA…"
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Steve Zarelli commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"There is no doubt the mass amount of forgeries on eBay has suppressed the sales price of authentic examples. How could it not? Essentially, autograph sales prices on ebay are wholesale. When I look at other collectibles fields that are NOT prone to…"
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Christopher Williams commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"No one will ever change my mind that Forensics has nothing to do with opining autographs."
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Fuddjcal commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"I guess e-bay does make out on the volume of sales, but what crappy sales prices realized for the decorative pieces LOL It is extremely shortsighted from a conglomerate of commerce, IMO. "
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Christopher Williams commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"Thanks, Fudd.  I have yet to see one. Just think, if all of that crap was removed by Ebay, the authentic ones would skyrocket. But Ebay can't remove them; too much money from the sales of forgeries."
yesterday
Fuddjcal commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"Great Blog again CW. I hate to contradict you and Terrior, but I think I actually did see one about 2-3 years ago on E-bay? I thought about saving the picture or screen shoot it, but thought someone else might do it.  If I recall correctly?…"
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Christopher Williams's blog post was featured

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

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.https://live.autographmagazine.com/profiles/blogs/guaranteed-forensic-authenticators-gfa-what-methods-do-they-use-pThere will be a final Part 3 following this blog post.Below you find…See More
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Christopher Williams commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"Neither have I, Terrier. Incompetence or "Business?""
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terrier8HOF commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo
"Incompetence would still allow them to opine correctly once in a while (a blind squirrel finds an acorn etc).   I haven't seen anything to support the possibility that this is incompetence."
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Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Mantle, DiMaggio Forgeries on eBay, GFA/Steve Rocchi Certified
"Here is Part 2 of my Blog on Stephen Rocchi/John Goraczyk and Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators. https://live.autographmagazine.com/profiles/blogs/guaranteed-forensic-authenticators-gfa-what-methods-do-they-use-b"
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Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo

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.https://live.autographmagazine.com/profiles/blogs/guaranteed-forensic-authenticators-gfa-what-methods-do-they-use-pThere will be a final Part 3 following this blog post.Below you find…See More
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Christopher Williams replied to goodcat53's discussion Babe Ruth
"Funny."
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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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Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 4:00pm 11 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

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 10:30am 55 Comments

Stephen Rocchi opened Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) in September 2011, with John Goraczyk 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 351 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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The Victims Of Muhammad Ali Forgeries On Ebay GFA/Rocchi

Posted on June 5, 2016 at 3:15pm 10 Comments

As we've noticed during the last 48 hours, both Ebay and the Ebay sellers of Muhammad Ali forgeries are making a killing on Ebay.

The victims (who don't know yet that they are victims) are getting scammed to no end.

It's both sad and disgusting.

First, immediately below, link to my first four threads on GFA-certed (Stephen Rocchi) Muhammad Ali…

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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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