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Roberto Clemente photo

Started this discussion. Last reply by TradeGeek Jul 9. 6 Replies

I’ve been offered this piece. I’d like some independent opinions. Continue

Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Jun 23. 28 Replies

I'm only posting this because they are the largest third party authenticators.Their credibility in the sports card world is quickly burning in flames. All this started with some collectors breaking…Continue

T206 baseball card forgeries. Rocking the vintage card hobby the last week.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Dec 9, 2018. 1 Reply

I'm not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere on AML. Some of the vintage collectors at Net54 discovered a forger who has been getting bogus signed 1909-1911 t206 cards passed by the major…Continue

Tags: forgeries, vintage, t206

Anybody know of any upcoming Harrison Ford signings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TradeGeek Oct 3, 2018. 2 Replies

I picked this up this week as a Christmas present for my son. It’s his favorite movie. I would love to add Ford to it. I know it’s a long shot. But if anybody knows of any scheduled signings coming…Continue

Tags: Ford, Harrison, Boseman, 42

 

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TradeGeek replied to TradeGeek's discussion Roberto Clemente photo
"I appreciate the input. I passed on it.  I wouldn't have given it much thought but It's from a long time autograph collector who I've known to only deal with legit items. There is a whole back story to this, which is probably…"
Jul 9
TradeGeek replied to TradeGeek's discussion Roberto Clemente photo
"I think it's a bit narrower than 8 by 10. "
Jul 9
Woody2Shoes replied to TradeGeek's discussion Roberto Clemente photo
"Looks like an 8X10 but making sure. Is that the size?"
Jul 9
Woody2Shoes replied to TradeGeek's discussion Roberto Clemente photo
"Wish I could see all the characteristics. The very florid style does look like his signatures post-1970, if his, I'd sat sometime in 1972 but I can't see any of the characteristics clearly enough to recognize where…"
Jul 8
Randy replied to TradeGeek's discussion Roberto Clemente photo
"I agree with Terrier. I doubt this one is authentic."
Jul 6
terrier8HOF replied to TradeGeek's discussion Roberto Clemente photo
"can't see half the signature. At best, its a rushed, messy version, but not one that I would feel comfortable with. "
Jul 6
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Roberto Clemente photo

I’ve been offered this piece. I’d like some independent opinions. See More
Jul 5
TradeGeek replied to scott's discussion Leif Erickson signature?
"Um...  If it were authentic, it wouldn't be in the Latin alphabet. It would be in Roke Rune. And likely carved into a rock. "
Jul 1
Woody2Shoes replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"The real is too easy (because it exists and due to that, you can buy and own it). Collectors have always craved the unreal, so there have always been enterprising artisans skillful enough to manufacture the unreal for them, and usually at a bargain…"
Jun 23
Ryan replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"Love the better deal comment! Yeah but it’s not real!?"
Jun 22
Woody2Shoes replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"Yes. The forgeries outsell the real thing because the forgers deep discount them, thus offering a "better deal" for the frugal buyers!"
Jun 22
Ryan replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"eBay is alive and well. They continue to grow. People even buy the forgeries."
Jun 19
B. Anderson replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"Where do people go for autographs outside of eBay?"
Jun 19
Gratefulphish replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"It's alive in the poster and rock art world that I spend time in. Maybe in the autograph world people are beginning to realize how rampant the forgeries are."
Jun 19
RDDB replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"While on the subject, has ebay about died? It seems that no one hardly even views items anymore let alone watching them."
Jun 19
Joe W. replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"Since, PSA is one of their approved TPA providers I am just as shocked your items were pulled. Why even have approved services? Sellers generally use these services for protection against such actions."
Jun 19

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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I was a collector as a child and owned a retail store in high school specializing in sports memorabilia (mostly sports cards, ya it was the early 90s). Was inactive after college. Recently, my 8 year old son has become a huge baseball fan. I have started collecting again with my son after a 20 year hiatus. The shocking volume of forgeries on the market brought me here.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
word of mouth
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Primarily baseball. Mostly in person autographs. I have a large sports card collection and do collect certified autographed cards. Most of my collection was either signed in person for me or for someone I know. I generally shy away from purchasing autographs given the number of forgeries on the market.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
A Walter Payton photo my first employee gave me for my birthday in 1994. It is personalized and came from my friend's ex-wife in Chicago who worked in the same building as WP at the time.
For my son? Mike Trout signed a ball for him last summer. It was a BLEM he was playing catch with earlier that day. It has ketchup on it. But he landed Trout!
Why do you collect?
To expose my son to the same joy of baseball I had as a child.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Walter Payton. Just to meet him

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