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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on March 23, 2019 at 3:42pm — 6 Comments

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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on March 10, 2019 at 7:30am — 50 Comments

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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on November 23, 2018 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on November 4, 2018 at 2:00pm — 25 Comments

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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on August 5, 2018 at 4:00pm — 42 Comments

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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on January 28, 2018 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

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.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on January 16, 2018 at 4:00pm — 17 Comments

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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on January 3, 2018 at 10:30am — 112 Comments

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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on June 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by Christopher Williams on September 4, 2016 at 6:30pm — 365 Comments

The Victims Of Muhammad Ali Forgeries On Ebay GFA/Rocchi

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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Added by Christopher Williams on June 5, 2016 at 3:15pm — 10 Comments

Examples Of Roger Maris Forgeries On Ebay

Below you will find examples of no-brainer examples of Roger Maris forgeries that list and sell on Ebay.

Roger Maris passed away on December 14, 1985.

If you want an authentic Roger Maris autograph on anything it will cost you big bucks to own one.  

Here are examples of Roger Maris forgeries that you want to stay away from.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on January 18, 2016 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Ebay Seller Gofsu2010 Discusses Stephen Rocchi/GFA

We all know about the thousands of forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, etc. "authenticated" by Stephen Rocchi and his Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) group.

I already posted a thread similar to this one, but decided to post another one.

Let's once again break down some of the statements made by Ebay seller Gofsu2010 in his auction descriptions in…

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Added by Christopher Williams on December 6, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Ebay Ending An Auction Early Ripoff Fees!!!

I guess Ebay has found a way to get more money from their honest sellers who list and sell authentic autographs.

I recently, for the first time in a long time, decided to list one of my items starting with a .99 cents starting bid.

I usually use "Buy It Now/Best Offer" for the few listings I submit.

Due the fact that it is impossible to compete…

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Added by Christopher Williams on October 12, 2015 at 7:00pm — 30 Comments

Does EBay Now Permit Shill Bidding?

A little over a month ago I sent an email to Ebay about obvious shill bidding.

Of course, Ebay never responded.

This has been going on for months with Ebay seller Stevew6.

Ebay seller Stevew6 is a consistent seller of GFA-certed forgeries.

But along with his selling of GFA-certed and other assorted laughable…

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Added by Christopher Williams on September 19, 2015 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

Piedmont Auctions Mickey Mantle Autographed Photograph Forgery COA Authentic Autographs Unlimited Drew Max AAU

Check out these ugly Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, etc. forgeries listed by Piedmont Auctions under the AuctionZip platform.

These are obvious and typical forgeries that we see listed and sold on EBay every day.

The worthless COAs are from Authentic Autographs Unlimited (AAU) and Drew Max/Marc Goldman.

Drew Max, of course, calls…

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Added by Christopher Williams on November 27, 2014 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Part 2 Howard Thompson (Help Me Howard) Pix11 Reveals True Story About The Forgeries Sold By Bergen County NJ’s Baseball Memorabilia Auction Drew Max COA AAU

Following my original thread (link below) on the forgeries sold by the Bergen County Prosecutor (and Caspert Auctioneers & Appraisers), Howard Thompson (Help Me Howard) of Pix11 Channel 11 here in New York produced a two-part follow-up on the forgeries and how they were made available to the public.

First, the link to my original thread:…

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Added by Christopher Williams on November 21, 2014 at 4:00am — 24 Comments

Forgeries Filled Bergen County NJ’s Baseball Memorabilia Auction Drew Max AAU

On May 3, 2014, Caspert Auctioneers & Appraisers held an auction of baseball memorabilia that was initially confiscated by the Bergen County, New Jersey's Prosecutors Office.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on May 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 46 Comments

Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball Drew Max AAU Video "8 On Your Side" Las Vegas Marc Goldman

Check out this video on a autographed Babe Ruth baseball "authenticated (cough, cough)" by Drew Max.

It's an ugly (the kind Coach's Corner sells every…

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Added by Christopher Williams on February 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 23 Comments

Ebay Removed My Derek Jeter 1995 Action Packed Diamond Autograph Card Listing Policy

Well, for the third time in approximately six months, Ebay has removed one of my listings.

This happened today, January 25, 2014.

First, below is the message I received from Ebay.

After reviewing your eBay account, it appears that you have violated eBay's Trademark Violation - Unauthorized Item policy. As a result, we've taken the following actions…

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Added by Christopher Williams on January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — 83 Comments

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