John Ferreira, a sports memorabilia collector and former FBI agent, shares some advice on how to avoid purchasing fake autographs.
Exclusive interview with FBI agent Tim Fitzsimmons regarding today’s sports autograph and memorabilia hobby and how it has evolved since Operation Bullpen.
Sports Collectors Digest Editor Bert Lehman takes a look at the impact Operation Bullpen has had on the autograph hobby since the FBI busts.
“The Counterfeiter” revisits the a dark time in the autograph hobby when the Operation Bullpen FBI busts took place in the late 1990s.
Fifteen years after the big bust, ‘Operation Bullpen’ scam still has legs; mainstream media and movie interest continues to grow.
Signing autographs but not veal cutlets – a great American pastime that is as old as the game itself. Here are some quotes about the hobby from some of the game’s elite.
Authenticators and sellers targeted by the FBI for forgeries and frauds are still finding their way onto online marketplace sites, including eBay. Check out the lists of who’s not allowed on eBay and other who should be on the list.
Operation Bullpen author Kevin Nelson helped expose a major forgery ring with his published work on the FBI raid, but he knows the problem still exists. Here are his Top 10 list on what you can do to help stem the tide.
From the Operation Bullpen author Kevin Nelson comes the latest installment on celebrity and historic and political forgeries. If a photo, album or poster is filled with multiple signatures and it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Getting the cast or group to all sign a piece is often a foolhardy thought.
In the latest installment from Operation Bullpen author Kevin Nelson, he looks at the nationwide autograph forgery ring brought down by the FBI in 1999 and how they are still inflicting damage to the hobby in the area of cut signatures.