No autograph is more popular than Mickey Mantle’s. And no autograph is forged more.
Many Mantle forgeries are easy to identify, once you know what to look for. Telling a skilled forgery from a genuine Mantle takes a lot more practice and study, but you can do it. Learn how to do both at our community site, Autograph Live.
There are hundreds of valuable Mickey Mantle discussions there. Start with these. The first one covers Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, too:
- Mantle, Williams and DiMaggio: Authenticating Baseball Forger Favorites (183 pages!)
- Mickey Mantle Authentic Exemplars… Read All About It!
- Most Common Mantle Forgeries and How to Avoid them
- Mantle, DiMaggio Forgeries on eBay, GFA/Steve Rocchi Certified
Which Mantle above is real? The one on the left. The one on the right is a machine-signed forgery. Hundreds of thousands have been sold.
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