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.
In my opinion, this was a long time coming.
Drew Max of Authentic Autographs Unlimited, gives himself the title of Forensic Document Examiner (FDE).
What in the world does "Forensics" have anything to do with autographs?
Very, very rarely in my opinion.
I don't know of any Forensic Document Examiner who knows sports or music autographs
It is also important to know that COAs and LOAs issued by Forensic Document Examiners or by authentication companies that use them, are much less likely to be genuine.
I have yet to see an authentic autograph of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams with a COA from Drew Max (AAU).
Just below is a link to a thread I wrote on Drew Max and one of his performances on the Pawn Stores show as he Forensically Examined an FDR "Letter To Clergy."
Then, of course, there is Stephen Rocchi and his Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) group.
In the six years since Rocchi started GFA, I have yet to see one authentic Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams or Joe DiMaggio autograph with a COA from GFA (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators).
Also, since when does a Forensic Examination only cost $25.00?
Rocchi does all of the below for $25.00 and still can't get it right.
From Rocchi's website. Seriously?
You do not need "Forensics" to determine if an autograph is authentic or not.
Just below is a typical Mickey Mantle forgery on a baseball with a COA from Stephen Rocchi and Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators.
It can be opined in less than one second as a forgery.
What is Rocchi thinking when he issues a COA for the below Mantle forgery?
Rocchi (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators) has certed dozens of the below set of Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris forgeries on a reproduced Safe At Home poster.
A real authenticator would laugh and dismiss this garbage in a millisecond, but Rocchi has certed dozens of these as authentic.
These are, at best, laughable.
When will all of this "Forensic" madness finally end?