I just wanted to post these here to see what Fudd the Lowly Mantle Collector can do to help stop the flood of forgeries into the market place. The goal is that we can all start educating ourselves before we buy. To see what a beautiful signature the Mick had, and to learn to distinguish it from the obvious forgeries at first glance. Something TTA, STAT, DREW MAX, GAI GLOBAL (Baker certs) My Favorite Players Reborn (Tony Podsada) & Christopher Morales can't seem to do....at all? You will almost never see a signature in this photo album collection that would match or come close to anything that has been certed by any of those guys. Maybe you'll find 1 in a 1000 if you're lucky. To tell the difference between what an original hand signed Photo by the Mick looks like vs. an obvious Fake at first glance is easy. Give it a try. It's Fun!

As has been told many times, The Mick made more in one signing than his dad did in 1 year. He felt obligated to his fans to give them a "work of art". He did this by signing on just the right spot for the particular photograph he was presented. The size of his signature was determined by how big the sweet spot was. He knew EXACTLY how to fit his signature in so it looked perfect. A thing of beauty really. Please note that these are not all the same signature over and over, but merely a sample from my collection. What I do know is that these are consistent with the WAY Mantle signed and structured his Autograph as we know it. Good luck! FUDD





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Comment by Ron on February 9, 2017 at 9:25am

Hi, New here You guys are good, So what do you think of this one. It has the Upper Deck Holograms and paperwork but, UD cannot verify it. 

Comment by Corey Moylan on February 9, 2017 at 10:11am
Ron - imo, yours is very real and a good example
Comment by Ron on February 9, 2017 at 10:39am

Thanks Corey. Buts what's the deal with UD not being able to verify it?

Comment by Steve Zarelli on February 9, 2017 at 11:09am

It's some sort of state secret. UD won't say, but there is speculation that they lost their database before a certain date. UD has been saying this about certain items for years. 

Comment by terrier8HOF on February 9, 2017 at 11:15am

authentic for sure


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