Over the past year or so, I’ve become a bit more interested in autographed cards.
I’ve learned quickly that buying any autograph without authentication takes guts.
For any high-profile players, such as Michael Jordan, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, or Joe DiMaggio, the forgeries typically outnumber authentic autographs by a wide margin.
Autograph authentication is a tricky game and something I’m still trying to improve upon.
After exploring some local sales of un-authenticated Brady cards here in Boston, I realized that I didn’t have the chops to tell a real from a fake.
So, I spent a few weeks examining hundreds of authentic Brady autographs to see how his autograph has evolved and how it differs from any of the fakes on the market. The sad reality is that there are a ton of fakes out there.
I acknowledge I’m not a professional autograph authenticator but hoping to hone my skills by posting guides like this that others can help contribute to.
See any issues here? Have a Brady fake auto that you got scammed on?
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