A California assemblywoman has introduced state legislation she hopes will help combat fake autographs…and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is lending a hand.
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Ready to kick back a little? We’ve got some fresh new baseball and collecting books along with some old standbys to tackle while the livin’ is easy.June 24, 2014 By
The sports memorabilia industry’s most notorious scheme could become a feature film.June 16, 2014 By
Rich Klein recalls when Tony Gwynn stepped in to help stop autograph forgers–and a baseball card commercial that showed us his sense of humor.March 30, 2014 By
It is important to know the differences in what the two internet giants allow when it comes to the selling of autographed material. And it is essential to understand the similarities.March 15, 2013 By
Years after the Operation Bullpen arrests, questionable authenticators, fake “certificates of authenticity” and forgeries are still widespread.March 11, 2013 By
Forgers and counterfeit memorabilia dealers always try to give collectors what they want even as they try to fool them.March 8, 2013 By
The beautiful Operation Bullpen forgeries that most collectors regard as commercially toxic.March 3, 2013 By
By Kevin Nelson [Editor’s note: This is the second in our series on the notorious Operation Bullpen case.) The most notorious forgery produced by the Operation Bullpen conspiracy was, undoubtedly, the Mother Teresa baseball, supposedly signed by the late Christian missionary who devoted her life to serving the poor. But if the Mother Teresa forgery was […]March 1, 2013 By
Fake autographs produced by the notorious Operation Bullpen conspiracy still plague the collecting hobby years after the FBI brought the ring down. In the first of a 5-part series, author Kevin Nelson recaps the case and begins to reveal some of the photos you’ve probably never seen.January 25, 2012 By
The ongoing supply of fake autograph pieces isn’t going away. Is there no way to find the source of the slimy signatures produced by forgers?September 23, 2010 By
How 2,000 phony autographed baseballs are about to make a big difference for kids baseball around the world.