“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.
The writers have spoken with their votes and not one former player from the 2013 induction class will be on the stage in July. Craig Biggio was the closest for inclusion, getting 68 percent of the votes.
The debate will reach a roar in the next month regarding the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction class. Among the first-timers are Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. Their numbers are Hall-worthy, but the PED cloud surrounds all three (among others). Who should make it?