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Autograph Fakery: Two Firms Monopolize a Lucrative Business

on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

By Jake Rossen

Autograph Fakery: Two Firms Monopolize a Lucrative Business
How could anyone be really sure that Jordan, and not a fry cook, had signed a pair of Nikes?

Operation Bullpen

on Wednesday, 05 April 2000. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Federal Bureau of Investigation Internal Revenue Service U.S. Attorney’s Office April 2000

According to long-time memorabilia collectors, the market for genuine vintage memorabilia has changed dramatically over the last decade. In the late 1980s, the market consisted of a very limited supply of genuine articles (e.g., vintage balls, checks, old books, letters, and the rare cut). These items were almost exclusively traded among a select group of collectors through a well-defined network. However, the market is literally flooded with tens of thousands of vintage items (including bats, balls, jerseys, helmets, pictures, magazines, pieces of papers, posters, lithographs, record albums, and other items) that are simply counterfeit.