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).
Immediately below is a link to another thread on Ebay seller C_and_d_sports
Check out this laughable forged Jeter.
Immediately below is one hundreds of links on forgeries "authenticated" by the old GAI who went bankrupt in 2009 after "certing" thousands of forgeries of Mantle, Williams, DiMaggio, Mays, Koufax, etc.
Check out this laughable forged Mickey Mantle business card listed by Ebay seller C_and_d_sports with a "Buy It Now" of $2,499.99.
The worthless COA is from GAI.
Over the years, I have observed dozens of these forged Mickey Mantle restaurant cards with COAs from GAI.
This is laughable.
Here's another one listed on Ebay.
Ebay seller Somatg3 recently sold one of those forged Mantle restaurant cards for a whopping $56.65.
Check out this forged Mantle, Mays and Snider baseball listed by the same seller.