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  • UACC - purchasing from one of their dealers, a total disaster, very deceptive

    The usual UACC "BS"  states to only purchase from one of their dealer members.  You might want to know who in the UACC checks out a potential dealer before allowing them to join the club.  We just may in the future print some of the ethics charges that heave been sent to the UACC against this individual, who believes he can vet another seller.  This individual has the power in the club to dismiss and even ignore charges filed against him. The following is what one collector got when purchasing…

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  • Herman Darvick, forger of autographs proven, below proof of being a liar

    Most everyone in the autograph hobby has read about the notorious  autograph forger Herman Darvick of Rockville Centre, New York. Darvick forging autographs has been witnessed by many in the hobby including this writer.  Finally Darvick has admitted, in writing, many of the forgeries he has executed. Now, Darvick states he is not a liar.  He claims I am the only one who claims he is a liar. Illustrated below is a portion of an email from a person well known in the hobby that he believes Darvick…

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  • Herman Darvick, another forgery sold, signatures attributed to Darvick

    Herman Darvick, the admitted forger of autographs, liar and thief has sold another forged autograph.  Darvick working out of Rockville Centre, N.Y. is well known in the autograph and sports industry for selling multiple forged signatures of Joe Jackson.  Of course Darvick refused on multiple occasions to submit the source of these autographs.  The full story can be read on ; Darvick, once President of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club was expelled for multiple ethics…

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  • Todd Mueller Autographs continues to offer some of the finest material in the industry

    Todd Mueller will be offering some nice material in the upcoming weeks like he has for the past four decades.  Todd Mueller is always buying large autograph collections and higher end material.  Contact Todd today by email at or by cell phone at (972) 896-7742 if you have something to sell.  Contact Todd before you sell for less.  Here are a few items we will be offering at ; If your not currently a registered bidder sign up now!…

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  • Mickey Mantle signed photographs-genuine or not

    We would like to hear from those who know autographs signed by Mickey Mantle.

    Illustrated below are two signed photographs from the same source.

    There is a question of their authenticity.

    We would like to hear from anyone familiar with his genuine signatures.   Good or Bad or Too close to tell……

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  • Most collectors don't realize the work that can go into authenticating an autograph.  We are not talking about those who claim to authenticate at shows. Hired hands go behind a curtain and look at examples on eBay. They would have no clue as to whether the one on ebay is genuine or not. This explains the thousands of mistakes made by all the ABC type authenticating companies.

    Most of the mistakes they make are horrific even limited editions of 1,000 copies claimed authentic were obvious forgeries to a professional.

    Some of these ABC types even have authenticated names spelled wrong and issued a certificate as authentic. When cornered on TV some of these so-called experts will say the forger did a good job.  $150 down the drain!

    We here in Colorado Springs do a fair amount of authenticating for people who really want to know if the item they purchased is genuine.  The other side of this business are the crooks who know their item ins NOT genuine and hope the…

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  • Before Herman Darvick came up with all those Joe Jackson signatures how many Jackson signatures has anyone seen sold in the market years before.

    In some circles it is said that Jackson could not sign his name yet Darvick mysteriously comes up with a few in a short period of time. You can read about these signatures in Peter Nash's fine articles in Hauls of Shame.

    Herman Darvick an admitted forger of autographs can clear up this mystery.  Some believe that the forgeries of Joe Jackson signatures that Darvick sold in his auctions were possibly signed by Darvick.

    Darvick who always has a lot to say about him being a forger can easily clarify that those Joe Jackson signatures sold in his auctions are not attributed to him.

    Just publish the names of the consignors from those sales made years ago.

    Of course you have made public that you will not make refunds based on bogus autographs that you have sold because according to you, you are no longer…

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  • Herman Darvick was let go from his job at two different autograph companies.

    Herman Darvick no longer honors his Lifetime Guarantee to all those who purchased bogus autographs from Herman Darvick.

    Many emails from very unhappy collectors are in the files regarding Darvick selling bogus autographs, not refunding and even claiming he never sold the autograph.

    Now Darvick left on his own is trying to find those who know little about him to consign autographs to him.  This is exactly what an autograph group says about Herman Darvick.

    Read carefully, "failure to pay a member monies owed from a sale".  "..Failing to return unsold items to the same member.."

    This is not a one time example, there are plenty more just like it.  Herman Darvick needs your items....learn from the past!…

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  • UACC President Michael Hecht Dies

    My one and only interaction with UACC Hecht & NitBert was met with them closing ranks, threats of expulsion (like I gave a rat's ass) and diversionary tactics.  They couldn't even find the membership number - it might as well be a 2nd rate circus sideshow. While a not a fan of UACC leadership; may the road rise to meet you Hecht on your new journey. 

    It is with great sadness that I tell you that our president and one of my best friends Michael Hecht has passed away after a long illness. Mike fought a brave battle and never let you feel sorry for him which sums up why he had so many friends. I knew Mike for over 30 years. We talked regularly and emailed a lot. He was the best a man could aspire and will be missed by many.

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  • Anyone Have News on the Michael Johnson v. RR Lawsuit?

    Just wondering if anyone in the community has any news on this suit.  Last post I saw was that Judge Geck set the trial date of January 17.  But we cannot find any published reports or status.  Thanks for an insights.

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  • Prosecutors say hundreds of victims bought fake autographs, complete with phony certificates of authenticty on eBay between 2010 and 2015. Clifton Panezich, 30, appeared before a judge in Ohio Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. According to local media reports, he pleaded guilty to aggravated theft, identity fraud, telecommunications fraud, money laundering, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and three counts of forgery with a forfeiture specification.

    hopefully, at sentencing it's not a slap on the wrist.  Now, I wonder about those buyers of the fakes.

    Panezich pleads guilty

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  • Beckett launches authentication services

    The new company, Beckett Authentication Services, is immediately positioned as a leader in the $500 million authentic autograph industry. Led by Grad and authenticator Brian Sobrero.

    BAS is accepting online submissions effective today at the Beckett Authentication Services website.

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  • Boston Globe article cites US Marshalls office conducting an auction of seized Bulger Items

    The proceeds of the auction, being held by the US Marshals Service, will be distributed among the families of 20 people Bulger and his crew were accused of killing, and several of Bulger’s extortion victims.

    Bidding will start at 10 a.m. on June 25 at the South Boston convention center, which is offering free admission and holds up to 1,000 people. A Texas auction house, Gaston & Sheehan , will offer a simulcast auction…

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  • My other hobby!

    If you do not recognize this and enjoy basketball cards as much as I do, You might want to find a new hobby Lol!
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The usual UACC "BS"  states to only purchase from one of their dealer members.  You might want to k…
Most everyone in the autograph hobby has read about the notorious  autograph forger Herman Darvick…
""Stay tuned"?  Well, we shall see.  Everyone on that site and here,  and Autograph Alert, Hauls of…"
"Something must be going on with Hauls Of Shame, as their website isn't up anymore.  Looks like it's…"
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Paul Clarke is now a member of Autograph Planet
"Todd Mueller's case was won in the same manner.
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"I saw that Michael Frost of PAAS was named in one of the lawsuits with both Steve Cyrkin and Roger…"
John j Hill is now a member of Autograph Planet
"Unless they are talking about an AML unapproved seller or authenticator, then they leave the title…"
"AML likes to alter titles it seems. Wonder why?
After Alteration:"
"People are scared to talk about the truth on Cyrkin's site.  Once this hit's google he's got a lot…"
"About Stephen KoschaI's headline above: I never stole autographs from anyone.
Stephen Koschal is th…"
"As soon as you get the judgment signed, go after him!  He has so much debt with the IRS, he has to…"
"Here is the biggest thing that keeps getting overlooked.  Roger Epperson's company REAL is NOT on t…"
Tim Yasu posted a discussion
Steve Cyrkin is such a fraud.  A poster on his site shows Roger Epperson's COA's are being banned f…
"It is expensive to live in California. He is making money somewhere. He has advertisers on his webs…"