Michael Aronstein was a pioneer in the sports cards hobby, as he helped bring TCMA cards to collectors, which often featured minor league cards.
“The Counterfeiter” revisits the a dark time in the autograph hobby when the Operation Bullpen FBI busts took place in the late 1990s.
Why do forgers go for the big names? Because that is where the demand lies. From Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, the big names and their big achievements lead to demand, and the forgers supply the goods.