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.…Continue
Before I start here, immediately below are a few links to Blogs about Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) headed by Stephen Rocchi and John Goraczyk.Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Christopher Williams on June 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No 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.…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Christopher Williams on November 27, 2014 at 5:46pm — No Comments
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:…Continue
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.…Continue
Check out this video on a autographed Babe Ruth baseball "authenticated (cough, cough)" by Drew Max.…Continue
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…Continue
Here's another set of Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio "Florida" forgeries with a COA from My Favorite Players.
The My Favorite Players COA is directly associated with the following COAs: Nicholas Burczyk, Myst-O-Graph, YMC Sports, MFP Reborn, Autographed Legends and others.
These are the "Florida" forgeries.
This set of Mickey Mantle and Joe…Continue
Here are a few Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, etc., "Florida" forgeries found on Ebay.
All of the below Mantle, DiMaggio, etc., forgeries are listed by Ebay seller Angiedc2002.
These are the "Florida" forgeries that we've been exposing for years.
The people (like Ebay seller Angiedc2002) who buy this garbage know ZERO…Continue
Here's another set of Mickey Mantle/Joe DiMaggio forgeries on a photo with a COA from GAI (Mike Baker).
As we all know, GAI (bankrupt and out of business since 2009) "authenticated (cough, cough)" thousands of forgeries with Mike Baker's name on the COA.
These Mickey Mantle/Joe DiMaggio forgeries is listed by Ebay seller LeafOriginalSellerGuy.…Continue
Added by Christopher Williams on December 27, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Check out these ugly looking Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams forgeries on a photo.
These Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams are listed by Ebay seller Pan4life14.
The worthless COA is from Proco Memorabilia.
I hope the winner of these Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams listed by Ebay seller…Continue