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).
When does an autographed Mickey Mantle on a Budig baseball sell for a whopping $175.00.
When it's an obvious and laughable forgery.
Check out the below forged Mickey Mantle baseball sold by Ebay seller Bsw66 for a whopping $175.00.
As we all know, authentic Mickey Mantle "Budig" baseballs command top dollar, but with Ebay so heavily-populated with delusional autograph collectors and impulse buyers, selling forgeries on Ebay is actually easier than selling authentic autographs.
Look at this crap!!!
Worthless COA from Las Vegas Sports Memorabilia.