Autograph seekers beware

Forrester, Paul
February 2004
Sporting News;2/23/2004, Vol. 228 Issue 8, p11
Some of the sporting world's greatest heroes aren't always who they're made out to be. A recent report published by Professional Sports Authenticator, the largest independent sports memorabilia service in the country, found that more than half of the autographs it examined last year from stars such as Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O' Neal were forgeries. U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly estimates that as many as 90 percent of the autographs circulated in $1 billion sports memorabilia market are fake.


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