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Ohio Authorities: Guilty Pleas in Fake Autograph Case

Photos:  Mahoning County (OH) prosecutor's office. WFMJ-TV graphic

Four Youngstown area men have pleaded guilty to their roles in a much larger scheme involving sales of $2 million worth of fake autographs.

Trout Joins ‘Most Dangerous Autographs’ List

Autographed Mike Trout photo

Mike Trout joins Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and other sports stars whose frequently forged signatures are on PSA/DNA’s latest list.

Report: Buyers at NJ Prosecutor’s Auction May Get Refunds


Pressure from a TV station may have a Bergen County, NJ prosecutor offering refunds to those who bought what are likely fake autographs at his auction.

Updated: NJ Prosecutor Questioned Over Autograph Auction

Bergen auciton

How did some questionable autographs wind up being sold at a prosecutor’s auction? WPIX-TV’s report says it seems to involve a comedy of errors.

PSA/DNA Releases List of Most Common Autograph Forgeries

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A new list of the top 10 most common autograph forgeries includes Dodgers’ sensation Yasiel Puig and some deceased stars.

Victim Talks About Autograph Scammer Now in Prison


A long-time collector was taken for a ride by a con man a couple of years ago because he says Carl Meyer seemed to know as much about autographs as he did.

Editor’s Blog: Sellers Find New Venues for Unloading Fake Autographs

Babe Ruth non-genuine signed baseball

There are plenty of questionable and downright fake autographs and memorabilia out there. This time local auctions are the preferred venue.

Oregon Man Gets Prison Time for Bogus Autographs

Chad Baldwin

An Oregon man will watch the World Series from a prison cell after being convicted of selling fake autographs.

Fending Off Fakes: Auction Company Round Table

Fake Joe DiMaggio autograph

Vintage sports cards and memorabilia can bring big bucks and with that come efforts to create phony items. Here, our auction company panelists take on fakes.

Massive Fake Autograph Scheme Lands Missouri Man in Jail


A Carl Junction, Mo. man has pleaded guilty to defrauding over 1200 victims in a fake autograph scam that went on for nearly six years.

Fake Autographs Turn into Real Help for Baseball Charity


How 2,000 phony autographed baseballs are about to make a big difference for kids baseball around the world.

Pennsylvania Dealer Faces Criminal Charges

Resealed wax packs and fake autographs are at the center of a case against a long-time sports memorabilia dealer.

Frangipani Suing HBO Over Autograph Story

Donald Frangipani says business ain’t what it used to be.