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).
You have to check out the below forged Mickey Mantle baseball listed by Ebay seller Froggyholler.
This is freaking laughable.
Ebay seller Froggyholler writes "There is little doubt this is the real deal."
This is as laughable as it gets.
It is not surprising that there is a bid on this garbage; after all, Ebay is heavily-populated with delusional autograph collectors and impulse buyers.
The forgery business is huge on Ebay, and Ebay makes a ton of money every year from the sales of forgeries.
Here it is.