Forgeries Offered By Dixon's Auction, Inc. Powhatan VA Mickey Mantle 500 Homerun Club Litho Ted Williams DiMaggio Chris Morales

As many of us know, Ebay has done a decent job removing forgeries from their auction site over the past twelve months, but during that time the forgers and sellers of forgeries have found other outlets to sell their forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Whitey Ford, etc.

Over the past year or so, these forgeries have made their way into local auctions and these local auctions are springing up all over the country.

Numerous sellers of forgeries sometimes use an online auction platform titled www.proxibid.com.

One of those sellers is Dixon's Auction Inc., Powhatan VA.  For all I know, Dixon's Auction, Inc. might just be a consignment store, but since they are getting a piece of the action, they are responsible for the content they sell.

Below you will find photographs from some of their auctions.  The forgeries shown below are the typical forgeries that we sometimes see on Ebay and eventually get removed.

Let's start off with this Mantle, Williams & DiMaggio signed 8X10.  Typical set of forgeries.  This set has been forged in the thousands.  This one comes with a COA from Chris Morales, Forensic Investigator.  As we all know, Chris Morales is on Ebay's Banned COA list.

Willie Mays autographed baseball with a COA from YMC Sports.  Yuck!!!

Frank Robinson autographed baseball.  Seriously? 

Mantle/Mays autographed photo.  Horrific to say the least.  COA:  Chris Morales


500 Homerun Club autographed lithograph.   Thousands of these forgeries have been produced over the years.

Mantle/DiMaggio signed photo listed by Dixon's Auction, Inc., Powhatan VA.  COA:  Chris Morales.


Mickey Mantle forgery certed by GAI (the Mike Baker Collection).


Some of these consignment stores may not realize what they are listing, but since they are getting a piece of the action, they are responsible for the content they list and eventually sell.

The people consigning this garbage are either individuals who had their auctions removed by Ebay, and they are just looking to dump the stuff; and some of them might be the source of this garbage.

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Comment by Jim Marinari on May 9, 2012 at 9:55pm

Same stuff as at http://www.calsstore.com/index.php . The website listed on the CSC COA's

Comment by Christopher Williams on May 10, 2012 at 4:46am

Yes, it is the same garbage. 

One auctioneer (Aaron Joseph & Company) wrote me on their Facebook page that CSC Collectibles consigned those same items to them (Aaron Joseph & Company) and they removed those autographs from the Proxibid platform.  Kudos to Aaron Joseph & Company.   Aaron Joseph & Company also wrote they were returning those autographs to CSC Collectibles.

Unfortunately,  numerous other companies under the Proxibid platform still have them listed.  Proxibid wrote they are investigating.

What's happening, of course, is that since this crap gets removed from Ebay, the source of this crap and buyers of it, are having to find other outlets to dump this stuff.

Comment by Richard S. Simon on May 10, 2012 at 9:54am

Why do all these bogus autographs (from anywhere in the country) have the smell of beach and orange juice?

Comment by Jim Marinari on May 10, 2012 at 10:09am

Actually, more like peaches and pecans now. :)

Comment by Charles Irion on May 10, 2012 at 3:03pm

It sure is sad to think of the people that get taken in by forgeries. 

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