Am I going crazy-mad paranoid or is there something not quite right about this Megan Fox auto card, item number 130884983128 ('that' auction site)?
For one thing, there's a few dots in that signature - after the 'n' in Megan, and again after the 'x' in Fox - that do not appear on any other Fox card I've seen. The thickness of the pen seems off, too, though that could be the scan.
But the signature itself, particularly the surname, seems off to me. In all other examples she signs the 'o' in an upward loop, one long stroke from the crossbar of the 'F' forming the 'o' and again looping for the 'x'. Here the cross-stroke from the 'F' stops and goes back on itself, not looping but forming an open 'o', and dipping downwards, not up. None of the other cards on eBay differ in this way.
I know the signature is on a sticker, but stickered autographs have been faked before (Kevin Spacey Superman Returns comes to mind...).
I don't know, I could just be chasing ghosts here, but it just doesn't feel right... Dots, faded ink, strange/different sig... Anyone agree/disagree?
Posts: 235 | Location: UK | Registered: March 31, 2008
Looking at her other signatures Megan looks somewhat consistent but I see variations in Fox in several of the examples on Ebay. I think she may just be inconsistent. It also looks like the marker was fading which may be why the thickness seems off. I would want to see a better quality image before buying something that expensive. His isn't very good.
Posts: 869 | Location: Birmingham, AL | Registered: November 07, 2005
First let me say that I have no idea why the Megan Fox autograph cards are still holding these prices. Well I have some idea , but come on, its so over.
Anyway, the autograph looks to be faded at best. If something is a poor example, you don't want it, even if its authentic.
What you didn't say is that the card is located in Hong Kong. I don't know about everyone else, but that would be a problem for me. I just wouldn't buy from Hong Kong. There is a lot of funny business over there and not so much enforcement of things like licensing laws. I'm not saying anything one way or the other about the signature, its hard to tell. I just wouldn't go there to get one.
Not that I would want one you understand.
Posts: 8146 | Location: New York | Registered: November 20, 2007
Pardon my ignorance of such matters (having never been an autograph collector) but wouldn't the hardest thing to fake be the blank signing card? The example of the disputed Samantha Fox Ebay item shows that it is on an Authentic Autograph Topps Certified. If you were intending to fake the auto where would you get hold of a blank card with that wording on it before you even started to whip out the ol' sharpie?
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Posts: 509 | Location: Auckland New Zealand | Registered: January 26, 2011
Originally posted by btlfannz: Pardon my ignorance of such matters (having never been an autograph collector) but wouldn't the hardest thing to fake be the blank signing card? The example of the disputed Samantha Fox Ebay item shows that it is on an Authentic Autograph Topps Certified. If you were intending to fake the auto where would you get hold of a blank card with that wording on it before you even started to whip out the ol' sharpie?
Topps has had issues for many years with `backdoored' cards. It is possible that some blanks made it out and an unscrupulous seller takes cheap autographs, wipes them clean and forges the signature to put on this card.
If you were to see what people do with sports cards to try and squeeze money out of people it is sickening.
It has almost come to the point if you didn't pull it yourself, you can't trust it.
Posts: 766 | Location: Southern New Jersey | Registered: April 03, 2010