I am seeing very questionable autographs on non eBay auction sites.
These are general auctions sites that sell jewelry, appliances, TVs, etc.
The auctions sites do not have a clue what is being done with autographs on their sites.
The prices that these autographs are auctioned at are startlingly low.
It seems that eBay sellers are buying these autographs on these sites (Mantle, Williams, Koufax, Dimaggio photos) for $5 to $20 each and then flipping them on eBay for $30-50 each. I actually saw a Mantle sell for $5 on a signed photo. Why would anyone sell a signed Mickey Mantle photo for $5??
These prices are way below normal market prices for these autographs.
The autographs that are on these sites and which wind up on eBay all come with questionable COAs from a forensic examiner named Nicholas Burczyk.
The sellers claim Bruczyk authenticated these autographs in the early 1990's.
Why would sellers sit on all these Mantle and Williams autographs (and there seem to be thousands) and then sell them at the absolute bottom prices that they are being sold at?
It is a virtual tsunami on eBay with these autographs. And many are being offered by unknowing sellers, driven by a weak economy, who are just grasping at any possible way to make money.
The non-eBay auction sites, which I will not name here in order to not give them any publicity, also make inflated claims on the real value of these autographs.
"Mickey Mantle minimum bid $5, comparable value $1299."
Many unknowing people are being suckered by these ridiculously inflated claims.