Before I continue, below are links showing hundreds of examples of forged Mickey Mantle baseballs, photos, etc. found on Ebay (the most dangerous place to buy autographs if you're a casual collector or impulse buyer).
In my blogs when I expose the Ebay sellers of Mickey Mantle forged baseballs, bats, etc., I usually post the seller's Ebay ID in the title, but not in this case.
But this isn't about a forged Mickey Mantle baseball.
This is about a buyer who purchased a Mickey Mantle souvenir baseball for $307.00.
There is nothing rare about the below Mickey Mantle souvenir baseball.
The people who bid on this, do they actually think that this is a hand-signed autograph of The Mick?
Is it possible that the souvenir baseball was shill bid to $307.00?
First, the souvenir baseball.
As we all know, Ebay is a cesspool forgeries; on any given day, more forged Mickey Mantle photos are sold on Ebay than authentic Mickey Mantle photos.
It's 2023 and people still think that Ebay filters out the forgeries; nothing could be further from the truth. It is very easy to sell forgeries on Ebay.
Now let's take a look at the bidders.
The winning bidder has a bidding percentage of 66% with the seller of the souvenir baseball.
It is not difficult to believe that someone really did spend $307.00 for this not-so-rare Mickey Mantle souvenir baseball.
If this is a legitimate sale, will the buyer attempt to flip it on Ebay?