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
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.