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China Continues Role of Counterfeit King

March 30, 2014 5:07:00 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Apparel & Accessories, Lobby, Sports and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

$1.2 Billion of the $1.7 Billion in counterfeit goods seized by U.S. Customs in 2013 originated in Mainland China. Though that's just a small percentage of the $250 Billion officials say counterfeiting costs the global economy, it's a strong indicator that China needs to do more. And we, as consumers, need to be make better choices. Read more...


NFL cracks down on fake jerseys

February 1, 2013 2:11:47 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Apparel & Accessories, Lobby, NFL and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

This is a great piece on ESPN on the prevalence of counterfeit NFL merchandise. What's discouraging is the assertion, made multiple times throughout the article and related video, that there is nothing to be done to combat this counterfeiting. Our members know that's not the case. Let's hope the NFL takes notice.


WOW! Don Larsen's Game Used 1956 Perfect Game Uniform

November 29, 2012 3:32:45 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby, MLB and New York Yankees

Every once in a while, a member registers an item that transcends its sport and really belongs in a category perhaps called "National Treasure." Wish You Were Here Productions, the memorabilia industry stalwart, has done just that by registering Don Larsen's Game-used 1956 Perfect Game Uniform. That's correct... the GAME. USED. UNIFORM. FROM. THE. 1956. PERFECT. GAME. Here's…read more

1 Comment and ONYX Authenticated announce partnership in authenticity for the ONYX 2012 Preferred Players Collection.

May 17, 2012 3:29:02 AM UTC by Kevin Dawidowicz in Autographs, Baseball, Lobby and MLB and ONYX Authenticated announce partnership in authenticity for the ONYX 2012 Preferred Players Collection. is a new and exciting way to track your collectibles from owner to owner, creating a timeline of photos and stories that can be shared with your friends on Facebook,…read more


Now THAT'S a Belieber!

April 16, 2012 7:38:02 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Autographs, Lobby and Music

A picture is worth a thousand words - certainly, any words that I'd write here, make sure to check out this article and photograph of a young Justin Bieber fan who - in an effort to win tickets to his show - had his lyrics tattooed on her thigh. Why am I even mentining this? What does this have to do with collectibles and authenticity, our usual subjects? Good question. You'll see when you look at the pictures - the…read more


AHHHH!!! The Scream Hits the Auction Block

April 12, 2012 8:55:26 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Art and Lobby

Did you know there are actually four versions of the famous Munch painting "The Scream?" I didn't. I did know, however, that they are stolen and recovered with alarming frequency. If you are interested in acquiring one of the works legally, now's your chance. Expected to fetch a whopping $80 million, this work is going on auction in New York City next month. Good luck on your bidding! Don't…read more


Counterfeit Avastin Resurfaces, Underscoring Counterfeiter Profit Motive

April 6, 2012 5:46:29 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby

Once again, counterfeiters prove that they are not above putting profit above human life, as evidenced by their willingness to take advantage of people at their most vulnerable. 3rd-world children laboring in sweatshop conditions, likely-terminal cancer patients grasping at the promise of the admittedly costly drug Avastin, or even sun block and baby formula that present…read more


New Buffalo Sabres Jersey Auction, Items Posted on

April 2, 2012 2:47:00 PM UTC by Kevin Dawidowicz in Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, Lobby, NHL and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will be holding an online auction of game-worn home and third jerseys from the 2011-12 season. The auction will begin Thursday, March 29 at 5 p.m. and will conclude at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. Fans can access the auction by logging onto the auction section of Each jersey will come with a certificate of authenticity…read more


Museum Calls Out Forger On April Fool's Day

March 31, 2012 6:49:53 PM UTC by darryln1023 in Lobby

Once someone starts counterfeiting and forging it seems they can't stop,. That is until they are caught! Check out this article on how an art museum finally had enough and decided to use April Fool's Day as an avenue to call out a forger. Imitation is the best form of flattery but embarrassment surely isn't! Notice paragraph four where they state educating and letting people know about…read more


Ever Wonder Why We Collect What We Collect?

March 23, 2012 12:04:39 PM UTC by darryln1023 in Lobby

All of us have a passion for collecting be it coins, dolls, music, sports or the too numerous other passions to list. But what makes and burns that passion inside us as collectors? Here is an interesting article from Diane Fricke with some insight. Check it out at Keep collecting and registering your passion at Collectors Proof!


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