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Mike Kaminski's Discussions

John F. Kennedy Autograph - Authentic?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Dec 4, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi All,Hoping for your help on this Kennedy autograph as I know there are many quite well versed with his signature here. Would really appreciate opinions! Signature is on a Newsweek magazine…Continue

Michael Jordan - Real or Fake?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Mar 8, 2018. 1 Reply

Hi all,I have someone asking for opinions on a Jordan piece they own and I was hoping some of the people here who are familiar with his signature could comment - thank you!Continue

Natalie Portman - Real or Fake?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Kaminski Nov 15, 2017. 6 Replies

Hi guys,I have this Natalie Portman that the seller is adamant is authentic - says he had it signed in 1999. Was hoping for some opinions - thank you!…Continue

Paul McCartney Signed Lyric Sheet Opinion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager Jan 30, 2017. 9 Replies

Hi guys,I recently obtained this McCartney lyrics sheet that included a letter saying it was hand signed for promotional purposes at time of the release of the movie the song was featured in. Was…Continue

 

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Mike Kaminski replied to Jeff O's discussion Wolf of Wall Street Entire Cast - 2 Different Posters - Real?
"I don't believe either to be authentic"
Jan 29
Mike Kaminski replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion 400+ Music & Hollywood Autographs Selling Tomorrow from John Brennan's Collection
"I think the bigger problem was that it fell under the radar - I wouldn't have known about it if not for this post. "
Jan 24
Mike Kaminski replied to Danny Francis's discussion Mantle authentic? Just when I thought I was getting there
"I see similar ones going for $2000-2500 these days, the market for Mickey Mantle signed baseballs with added inscriptions has taken off. "
Jan 24
Mike Kaminski replied to Zach jones's discussion Derek Jeter authentic? For sale at auction
"These are both quite bad IMO"
Jan 24
Mike Kaminski replied to Bruce Juice's discussion PSA Cert Card Scam -- George Harrison "signed" LP Should have FULL PSA LETTER
"My best guess is that, at the time, PSA felt there was no need to upload photos of the actual items and that a hologram with a matching COA would suffice. They then may have had issues where a hologram was switched onto a different item or a…"
Jan 24
Mike Kaminski replied to Bruce Juice's discussion PSA Cert Card Scam -- George Harrison "signed" LP Should have FULL PSA LETTER
"I agree, I'm just not sure if it was a policy of theres back then. "
Jan 24
Mike Kaminski replied to Bruce Juice's discussion PSA Cert Card Scam -- George Harrison "signed" LP Should have FULL PSA LETTER
"I think another possibility could be that these items were early ones authenticated by PSA and they did not take photos at that time. The "B28---" certification # seems like it was used early as I've attached two photos of the…"
Jan 24
Nick Theodoratos and Mike Kaminski are now friends
Jan 10
Mike Kaminski replied to Joe W.'s discussion PSA Quick Opinion services. Would like your thoughts.
"I wish I could provide you a specific example, but I do remember starting out a few years ago and getting a "Likely Not Genuine" opinion for an item that later received full authentication, I just don't remember if it was from PSA…"
Jan 3
Mike Kaminski replied to Steve's discussion Views on this AC/DC
"Not good IMO"
Jan 3
Mike Kaminski replied to Joe W.'s discussion PSA Quick Opinion services. Would like your thoughts.
"I used to use the service starting out, but have stopped. I felt their opinions were pretty accurate for a few autographs that I was after (namely Mantle/DiMaggio/Ted like Fudd above me), but that they were very cautious on just about every other…"
Jan 3
Mike Kaminski replied to Casey's discussion Signed guitars
"No, they really didn’t get the styles of the signatures right. These are all poor forgeries likely made on cheap guitars. Tracking down whoever “verified” them is just a waste of time, no experienced/knowledgeable collector will…"
Dec 29, 2018
Mike Kaminski replied to Joshua Jay's discussion Need some advice on a one of a kind autographed baseball
"Nope, $500-1000 is what I meant. I'd personally guess it would go for $600-700ish at auction. "
Dec 18, 2018
Mike Kaminski replied to Joshua Jay's discussion Need some advice on a one of a kind autographed baseball
"Hi, I'd recommend either JSA (Florida or New Jersey I believe), Beckett (Dallas I think) or PSA (California?) for a baseball like this - any one of them are recognized pretty decently amongst collectors for items like this. Although the ball…"
Dec 18, 2018
Mike Kaminski replied to Brandon Robicheaux's discussion Damaged memorabilia
"Very hard to provide a general answer, you're almost always going to have to look at it on a case by case basis factoring in qualities such as signature value, rarity and the extent of the damage."
Dec 17, 2018
Mike Kaminski replied to Brandon Robicheaux's discussion Terms and definitions
"Although not a comprehensive list, RR Auction has a nice glossary of terms they use in their auctions and ones that are also often used hobby wide: https://www.rrauction.com/termsandabbr.cfm"
Dec 14, 2018

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Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Mainly NBA/NHL/MLB autographs. Love big time athletes and Toronto sports heroes.
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
Why do you collect?
Anything and Everything

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At 9:51pm on October 23, 2018, James S said…

No problem. Thanks for the interest. Feel free to shoot me an offer if you’d like
Thanks
James

At 6:04am on October 23, 2018, James S said…

Hello Mike,

I could do 1850 including shipping and insurance on the A11 crew signed piece. I couldn’t go any lower.

thanks James

At 11:30pm on November 30, 2017, Marcus said…
Hi Mike,
Thanks for contacting me
I'd take $1400 for the Hepburn, that would include postage from the U.K.,please let me know asap as Nate Sanders want to take it.
Regards
Marcus
At 2:11am on July 14, 2017, Cogo said…
Hi Mike my friend!

Given your NHL knowledge and interest, any relationship??

http://www.hockeyfights.com/players/949
At 8:29am on August 24, 2016, MOPI_Rio said…

Hi Mike,

Which items are you interested in?

-Brad

At 1:48pm on January 24, 2014, Michael Wagner said…
I have no idea what a fair price is. I'd like to get one at some point to give as a gift and you said you werent into the ball for too much. Just let me know your thoughts on price. Thx
At 8:32pm on September 30, 2013, GraphingMlb said…

i waited till then for you to bump it and some other folks took it..

At 8:26pm on September 30, 2013, GraphingMlb said…

some one with zero feedback won it

At 8:25pm on September 30, 2013, GraphingMlb said…

nope

At 9:34am on September 22, 2013, Ryan said…
Mike I have that same Tiger poster, it's a facsimile.
 
 
 

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