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).
Look at these horrid-looking forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio on a baseball.
These are laughable at best.
These are listed by Ebay seller Rebelhomer1.
It's amazing that it's 2021 and people are still selling and buying crap like this.
The selling of forgeries on Ebay is at an all-time high in my opinion.
We all know that Ebay doesn't care; the forgery industry on Ebay is huge.
These were all penned by the same moron forger.
What a waste of a nice 1978 World Series baseball.