Mantle & DiMaggio Forged Baseball With Fake Scoreboard COA: Scoreboard Did Not Use Holograms!

Over the last few months we have seen the old Scoreboard COA (and reproductions of the old Scoreboard COA) being tainted with holograms.

The holograms being attached to the Scoreboard COA is an attempt to convince autograph collectors (actually wannabe autograph collectors) that the autograph(s) they are purchasing are authentic.  This, of course, is not the case.

Original Scoreboard COAs never had holograms attached to them.

Before we started seeing the Scoreboard COA with holograms, the old Scoreboard COA was being reproduced in the thousands to sell forgeries.   Wannabe autograph collectors have purchased thousands upon thousands of forgeries accompanied with a original Scoreboard COA or a reproduced Scoreboard COA.

This blog will be used to expose those sellers that are selling forgeries using a Scoreboard COA (or a reproduction) with the hologram attached to it.

The first one we will show here is listed by Ebay seller vintarage.

This is a set of Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio forgeries on a baseball with a Scoreboard COA with a hologram attached to it.

Forged Mantle/Ford photo produced out of Florida.  Mr. Florida has infected the hobby with tens of thousands of forgeries.

Florida hologram on it.

Here are a set of forged set of "500 Homerun" players with a fake Scoreboard COA.  As you can plainly see these are "Florida" forgeries.

Here is a Joe DiMaggio forged photo with a bogus Scoreboard COA.  The idiot who applied those holograms to copied Scoreboard COAs must be a moron.

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Comment by Richard S. Simon on February 18, 2013 at 7:23am

That is one ugly baseball.

I love to repeat my favorite story about Scoreboard COA's.

A seller approached me with a Babe Ruth autograph for sale. It came with its very own Scoreboard COA with Ruth's name imprinted on it.

For those not familiar with this company Scoreboard had private signings with famed athletes, however since Ruth died in 1948 it was impossible for them to have had a signing with him. The seller won my award for the biggest idiot I have ever met in all my years in the business.

Comment by Fuddjcal on February 18, 2013 at 8:29am

Those are some pretty high accolades..... "Biggest idiot". He should be proud, because this hobby is just filled with idiots....

Comment by Null on February 18, 2013 at 2:08pm
Comment by Null on February 18, 2013 at 2:16pm

In fact, I think the Joe ball above, and the Joe in this photo were done by the same hand. 

Comment by Ken Goldin on February 18, 2013 at 3:46pm

Nice Job Chris

! ps: that photo was never one SB had signed ...i can guarantee that i know every image that was ever signed by JOE D for SB, as there was not a large variety

Comment by Christopher Williams on February 18, 2013 at 3:50pm

Thank you, Ken.

I will be posting any and all forgeries I find using a Scoreboard COA.

Comment by Christopher Williams on February 18, 2013 at 3:53pm

Yep, Ryan, that's another one as confirmed by Ken Goldin.

EBay seller 4myy3boys selling a Joe DiMaggio forgery using a Scoreboard COA with a hologram.

Comment by Christopher Williams on February 18, 2013 at 4:15pm

Here's a set of Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Duke Snider forgeries.

This set of Mantle, Mays and Snider forgeries is listed by EBay seller blueluv_22.

EBay seller blueluv_22 writes that the "Scoreboard COA is attached to the back of the item."  These are ugly forgeries.

Please click on the images to get a closer view.

Comment by terrier8HOF on February 18, 2013 at 4:57pm

Chris, this is a great discussion.  Here is a Williams ball with a Scoreboard cert that I have my suspicions about.

Comment by terrier8HOF on February 18, 2013 at 5:00pm


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