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Deertick
06-30-2012, 12:22 PM
Autographed Legends LLC. Check out the address and email. www.calsstore.com Mr. Calamusa of CSC fame.

Found at McManus Auctions in Henderson, NV. I have previously had good dealings with them, so maybe my email will help.

Fuddjcal
06-30-2012, 12:43 PM
Wow...nice find. The hits just keep on coming. That guy Mark Calamusa from CSC is obviously crooked....

There is NOTHING BUT FORGERIES ON HIS WEBSITE. He is a SCAMMER In YODA's Opinion

This is the run down on MR CSC COLLECTIBLE, FAKE FRAUD AND SCAMMER, MR. Mark Calamusa...


"Mark Calamusa started selling and trading baseball cards in 1979. During the 1980's, he started going to area and regional baseball card and memorabilia shows in South Florida. After graduating from high school, he entered the military for 4 years. After returning from serving his country, he continued his contribution to the community by serving with the Broward Sheriff's department from 1990-1993.

In 1993, Mark started his own business called CSC Collectibles. He then acquired his auctioneer's license, and began a significant career in sports memorabilia shows and auctions.

The first retail store was located on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, called Solid Gold Sports. This business was sold in 1994, and a new retail store was opened in Sunrise, Florida, called CSC Collectibles.

The most recent retail store was the "largest wholesale retail mall store" in Florida. This location served as the headquarters for private signings, and public appearances of sport and entertainment celebrities. Because we were able to have so many items signed at one time, this allowed the public to buy items at wholesale prices, while getting the same quality that the high priced dealers offered.

CSC Collectibles has also been one of the largest purchasers of collections, spending millions over the years on private fraudulent collections. Many fake items have also been purchased at other memorabilia shows, and added to our extensive inventory of forgeries. By purchasingforgeries basically in "bulk", this has allowed us to pass those savings on to our moronic customers.

While running the stores, he also started several regional baseball card and memorabilia shows. These shows included:

Beltz Outlet Mall in Orlando, Florida - the largest in the southeast, ran for 3-5 years on a monthly basis ripping off hundreds of unsuspecting boobs.

Plantation Fashion Mall in Plantation, Florida - ran show for 3-5 years, bringing in some of the biggest celebrity and sport names in the hobby, such as Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, the 1977 Yankees, the 1972 Perfect Season Miami Dolphins, David Carradine, Carmen Electra, Verne "Minnie Me" Troyer...just to name a few!

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood and Sunrise - hosted memorabilia shows at both the original Hard Rock location at Sawgrass Oasis, and then at the current Hollywood location, in which we have previously hosted the 1977 New York Yankees.

Holiday Inn Memorabilia Shows, Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise - these shows ran for 5 years through the mid 1990s

Mark has also actively used his auctioneer's license, by starting several monthly Sports Memorabilia Live Auction - held across the country. He also continually does charity auctions, for such organizations as the Boys Club of America, Make a Wish Foundation, the Don Shula Steakhouse Charity Auction, The Ernest Wilford Foundation (where we did a live auction at the Jacksonville Alltel Stadium). There have also been numerous churches and local civic organizations that benefited from our auction services. We have also worked with Princess Cruise Lines, supplied all memorabilia for The Original Steakhouse locations...just to name a few! He has repeatedly sold forgeries for many years and continues to stink up the Autograpgh Hobby by selling forgery after forgery to unsuspecting saps."

Deertick
06-30-2012, 12:48 PM
Wow...nice find. The hits just keep on coming. That guy is obviously a crook....and I doubt he will reply to you.

There is NOTHING BUT FORGERIES ON HIS WEBSITE. He is a SCAMMER In YODA's Opinion



I want it to be clear that you are speaking of Mr. Calamusa, and NOT Mr. McManus, I hope.


Jim Marinari

Fuddjcal
06-30-2012, 01:21 PM
I want it to be clear that you are speaking of Mr. Calamusa, and NOT Mr. McManus, I hope.


Jim Marinari

Yes, Mr. Calamusa , NOT MR. McManus sorry If there was any confusion.

Mr. Zipper
06-30-2012, 04:05 PM
Looks like a new forgery style. Maybe a new & improved version from the same forger who brought us the Burczyk / Always at Auction tripe.

Deertick
06-30-2012, 07:01 PM
Just got email from Patrick McManus of McManus Auctions. He is pulling the items and returning them.

Wymers Auction
06-30-2012, 11:03 PM
That forgery seems pretty convincing to me.

Deertick
06-30-2012, 11:20 PM
The others were the identical photo / plaque combos as with CSC and Morales. What did Jim S. say about urine?

Deertick
06-30-2012, 11:30 PM
Koufax from Nevada (close up) and Lakeland, FL. Same pic, diff COA, same signature. And a Ted and Mickey from NV. They are still up BTW.

Wymers Auction
06-30-2012, 11:30 PM
The others were the identical photo / plaque combos as with CSC and Morales. What did Jim S. say about urine?

I am not contending that it is real, but much better than most.

Mr. Zipper
07-01-2012, 07:41 AM
I am not contending that it is real, but much better than most.

I think the same person who did the top Mantle may have done the Mantle with Williams pic. The "icky" "antle" is very similar. But he has been working on his Ms.

Fuddjcal
07-01-2012, 11:30 AM
I think the same person who did the top Mantle may have done the Mantle with Williams pic. The "icky" "antle" is very similar. But he has been working on his Ms.

he needs to keep working...the overall autograph is a mess at first glance.... The first tip off is that Mickey would fill the jersey across perfectly with his signature.... on this one, there's a 1/2 gap where the forger started on the left. He then ran the autograph past the jersey on the right.....VERY UNMICKEY LIKE!!!It really is no better and YES, IT IS THE SAME FORGER WE HAVE BEEN SEEING FOR SOMETIME. The "Ma" is laughable as well. Another clue is that photo is almost exclusively used by forgers....I almost NEVER see an authentic Mantle with that pose. Much like the "pork chop finger pose" where he's pointing.....when you see those poses, run like rabbit with thorn in paw.

The Koufax is a typical Operation Bullpen with that stupid tail of the "S" right at the beginning that curls upward...Terrible forgery. Boy there is a lot of forgeries out there. I'm so glad I quit it. I still love spewing venom here though!

Wymers Auction
07-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Thanks Chuck and Steve for the pointers still learning. This stuff is tougher to spot than I would have anticipated.

jgmp123
07-01-2012, 07:21 PM
Best thing about calsstore.com, every autograph on the site is signed with the same pen...

Mr. Zipper
07-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Best thing about calsstore.com, every autograph on the site is signed with the same pen...

Times are tough... even for forgers. :(

;)

Deertick
07-01-2012, 08:02 PM
Just got email from Patrick McManus of McManus Auctions. He is pulling the items and returning them.

Apparently items did not get pulled, plus some were added. sigh

thetruthisoutthere
07-01-2012, 08:56 PM
I noticed those "new" forgeries about two weeks ago or so. They are more obviously bad than the "other" forgeries. Every time those dopey forgers try to improve on their forgeries, they pen them worse than before.

The source of that crap and his distributors have absolutely no conscience. One word for people like that: Dirtbags!!!!

Fuddjcal
07-02-2012, 10:40 AM
I noticed those "new" forgeries about two weeks ago or so. They are more obviously bad than the "other" forgeries. Every time those dopey forgers try to improve on their forgeries, they pen them worse than before.

The source of that crap and his distributors have absolutely no conscience. One word for people like that: Dirtbags!!!!

I can name that tune in 4 words......SCUM OF THE EARTH!