The Rolling Stones autographs. The “real deals” are there, you just have to do your homework.

Gary Rocks. A blog about collecting Vintage Rock and Roll Memorabilia.

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Probably the one question I’m asked constantly by those who know I collect or have seen my collection is, “How do you know it’s real?”
My answer is usually, “I just know.”
As easy as that sounds, it’s not that easy.
But with a little work you will know, and you can protect yourself and your collection.

Start with the simple notion that 95% of autographs sold on eBay and through memorabilia sites are fakes.
Yup, 95%.
Why is that?
These alleged reputable dealers are looking for people who don’t know what they’re are looking at.
People that want to believe at that price, it’s too good to be true.
Want to believe that the dealer is reputable.
And to borrow a quote, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

Check out this link to find out who really said this.

So how do you know if a set…

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  1. Don

    So even if they are certified “10” by PSA/DNA they are likely fake? Quite a few signed guitars on line with a such “verification”. Would love to get one but not get ripped off…LOL>

    • I’d like to believe that companies like PSA know their shit. Most of the junk I’m referring to are the folks with obviously no real certification. A certificate designed on a computer to look official.
      Signed by some notary that has no idea what’s real or not. Offering lifetime guarantees.
      I’d never profess to be an expert but if you work at it you can spot fakes too.

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