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How to Decide Which Autographs to Frame
How to Decide Which Autographs to Frame
One of the harder decisions for autograph collectors is which of their autographed items to frame, and if so, how to frame them. There are three main reasons to …Read More
Posted Sept. 25, 2019 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Some Autographed Baseballs Are Ticking Time Bombs
Some Autographed Baseballs Are Ticking Time Bombs
Autographed baseballs are not only the most popular items in all of baseball autograph collecting -- far outpacing bats, caps, helmets, jerseys and photos -- but…Read More
Posted July 13, 2019 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
A Guide to Paid Convention Autograph Signings
A Guide to Paid Convention Autograph Signings
Famous athletes and celebrities aren't naive. They know their famous celebrity autographs are worth money. Often they will sign for free depending on the circums…Read More
Posted June 1 2019 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Your Tiger Woods Autographed Golf Ball Is Almost Definitely Fake
Your Tiger Woods Autographed Golf Ball Is Almost Definitely Fake
In the wake of the thrilling drama of Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters, scummy opportunists have predictably flooded eBay and the internet with golf balls su…Read More
Posted April 16, 2019 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Do Not Buy Autographed Memorabilia in Las Vegas Unless You See It Signed Yourself
Do Not Buy Autographed Memorabilia in Las Vegas Unless You See It Signed Yourself
Las Vegas was nicknamed "Lost Wages" for good reason. They didn't build those big shiny casinos to lose money to gamblers. Unfortunately, even if you win money g…Read More
Posted May 13, 2018 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
What You Should Know About the Bootleg Sports Jersey Epidemic
What You Should Know About the Bootleg Sports Jersey Epidemic
The majority of stitched MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL jerseys offered on the internet, and even many sold in retail stores, are bootlegs made in China. Unlicensed. Coun…Read More
Posted Oct. 19, 2017 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
New California Autograph Law Hurts Legitimate Dealers While Doing Nothing to Fix Forgery Problem
New California Autograph Law Hurts Legitimate Dealers While Doing Nothing to Fix Forgery Problem
UPDATE: thanks to lobbying of the California legislature by autograph dealers like myself, book dealers and other affected small businesses, Assembly Bill 228 wa…Read More
Posted Dec. 14, 2016 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Alex De Luca and Wakefield Auctioneers and Appraisals Are Criminals "Authenticating" Fake Autographs
Alex De Luca and Wakefield Auctioneers and Appraisals Are Criminals "Authenticating" Fake Autographs
Legitimate autograph dealers who have been around a while know that while the problem with fake autographs is bad in sports, it's much worse with celebrities and…Read More
Posted Dec 2, 2016 | Filed under Autograph Collecting Tips | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Book Publishers Are Defrauding the Public with Fake Signed Books
Book Publishers Are Defrauding the Public with Fake Signed Books
In the last few years, book publishers have done something pretty cool for autograph collectors, book collectors and just about everyone. Instead of or in additi…Read More
Posted October 28, 2016 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
What You Need to Know About Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) Hologram Numbers
What You Need to Know About Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) Hologram Numbers
Since the company was founded, I have been a fan of, collector of, buyer of, seller of, and for almost a year from 1998 to 1999, the Autographed Product Manager …Read More
Posted 7/11/2014 20:19 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
95% Of Cast Autographed Movie Posters Are Fake
95% Of Cast Autographed Movie Posters Are Fake
If you actively collect sports autographs, you know that fakes are a huge problem. What you may not know is the problem is probably worse when it comes to entert…Read More
Posted 9/20/2013 22:07 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
A Guide to Avoiding Bootleg and Counterfeit NFL Football Jerseys
A Guide to Avoiding Bootleg and Counterfeit NFL Football Jerseys
Way back when I first started selling online more than 15 years ago, there were essentially two types of NFL football jerseys the general public could buy: AUTHE…Read More
Posted 9/16/2013 20:45 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
An Open Letter to Mounted, Schwartz, Steiner, TriStar, UDA and Other Autographed Memorabilia Companies
An Open Letter to Mounted, Schwartz, Steiner, TriStar, UDA and Other Autographed Memorabilia Companies
Gentlemen, Selling autographed sports memorabilia is your primary business and mine too. When anyone buys a fake autograph, that's money that in some cases could…Read More
Posted 8/28/2013 22:19 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Plenty of Blame to Go Around for the Fake Autograph Market
Plenty of Blame to Go Around for the Fake Autograph Market
Thousands, perhaps millions of people have been screwed by fake autograph sellers over the years. From buyers who spend their money on completely worthless signa…Read More
Posted 5/9/2012 21:31 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Gerald Ford's Autopen Tricked PSA/DNA (and Me)
Gerald Ford's Autopen Tricked PSA/DNA (and Me)
Recently I received an e-mail from someone trying to sell me a few autographs of high profile celebrities including Michael Jordan, Gerald Ford and a few others.…Read More
Posted 11/13/2011 21:33 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Probably Half of Autographs with GAI Stickers Are Forgeries
Probably Half of Autographs with GAI Stickers Are Forgeries
I first started selling my surplus autographs on eBay back in 1997, when I was still just a collector with a full time job. In those days, I had few competitors,…Read More
Posted 5/28/2011 17:54 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Why Are Old Boston Celtics Autographs Hard to Sell?
Why Are Old Boston Celtics Autographs Hard to Sell?
There are lots of things in the autograph business that make no sense to me. But near the top of my list is why autographs of Boston Celtics Hall of Famers are s…Read More
Posted 4/25/2011 15:52 | Filed under General | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
A written certificate of authenticity is provided with each autographed collectible, as required by law.
All autographs are guaranteed authentic for LIFE. Autographed baseballs, golf balls and pucks come with free plastic holders.