Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams replied to robert plaisted's discussion autographed paul mc cartney hoffner guitar un display case with oval holographic sticker 4939
"This is why the "Forgery Industry" is so huge.  The people who sell crap like that are well aware that the majority of people who buy autographs don't know autographs. They sell their garbage to the delusional and…"
6 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Lars Olav Karlsen's discussion Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong real?
"If Lars submitted Steve's "Quick Opinion" request, he may want to keep it private."
20 hours ago
Christopher Williams replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Coach's Corner: What Do You Think of Them?
"Paul, hopefully you can do what we haven't been able to do. I would assume that if I was ripped off by them I would gone after them, but as a collector, I exposed them as much as I was able to and I did it for years. We definitely all support…"
yesterday
Christopher Williams commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Ebay Representatives Meet With Dealers/Sellers At 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention
"Geez...I wonder why, Richard?"
Saturday
Christopher Williams replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Coach's Corner: What Do You Think of Them?
"Absolutely, Joe."
Saturday
Christopher Williams replied to Lars Olav Karlsen's discussion Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong real?
"And well worth the $12.00."
Saturday
Christopher Williams replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Coach's Corner: What Do You Think of Them?
"+1"
Saturday
Christopher Williams replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Coach's Corner: What Do You Think of Them?
"Joe, well written. One of the primary reasons why Ebay is one of the biggest outlets for forgeries is because Ebay is so populated with delusional autograph collectors and impulse buyers and the sellers of forgeries know that and prey on that. The…"
Saturday
Christopher Williams replied to Lars Olav Karlsen's discussion Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong real?
"Here is the link to Mr. Zarelli's Quick Opinion.  Well worth it. https://zarellispaceauthentication.com/services/"
Saturday
Christopher Williams replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Coach's Corner: What Do You Think of Them?
"Paul is correct about that. Back in the day, I made and posted over 100 YouTube videos on them. How they (Scott Malack and Lee Trythall are still in business, I have no idea. They are people with no conscience."
Saturday
Christopher Williams replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion X-Files - help me decide
"As an X-Files fan, I would definitely go with the first one, Steve."
Oct 15
Christopher Williams replied to James S's discussion For Sale Apollo 11 crew signed stockcard in the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
"Steve who..............LOL"
Oct 15
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Sunsetblue52 Sells Forged Signed Mickey Mantle Baseball COA BC Collectables
"BC enough said."
Oct 14
Christopher Williams posted discussions
Oct 14
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Jerseyray69 Lists Forged Signed Roger Maris Mickey Mantle Safe At Home COA GFA Rocchi
"Here is a screenshot of the seller's listing. You may have to click on the below image to get a closer view."
Oct 14
Christopher Williams replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Jerseyray69 Lists Forged Signed Roger Maris Mickey Mantle Safe At Home COA GFA Rocchi
"That photo is posted on his listing. It's very possible that Ebay seller Probstein123 listed it and sold it on consignment."
Oct 14

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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Ebay Representatives 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, Rich 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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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 84 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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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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