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roarfrom34
11-18-2012, 10:01 AM
In the 11/30/12 edition of Sports Collectors Digest, Ted Taylor/TTA has his usual small advertisement towards the back, however it was interesting to note that he states that "as of December 1, 2012, we will no longer accept any items for authentication."

Ted later claims that this is due to to it "now being time to downsize."

I guess this may mean more business for ACE or Morales.....

GrayGhost
11-18-2012, 11:35 PM
When did he start "AUTHENTICATING" Autographs? ;)

Mr. Zipper
11-19-2012, 07:24 AM
When did he start "AUTHENTICATING" Autographs? ;)

Right. The real question is, "will he stop issuing certificates?" :D

thetruthisoutthere
11-19-2012, 07:50 AM
Has anyone ever seen an autograph with a Stat Authentic/TTA cert that Ted Taylor actually got right?

I haven't.

I've emailed Taylor many, many times over the years and he would always reference "That I know you're TomTresh2 on YouTube." Ted, you're quite the detective.

Taylor stopped replying to my emails when I started getting getting on his case about him certing vintage Philadelphia A's (Taylor calls himself a Philadelphia Athletics historian) garbage. I guess I must have hit a nerve, hey, Ted.

thetruthisoutthere
11-19-2012, 08:03 AM
Right. The real question is, "will he stop issuing certificates?" :D

You mean for autographs like this?

78799

Mr. Zipper
11-19-2012, 09:31 AM
I love the "moon and capsule" sketch by Buzz. It shows the artist has a sense of humor.

chaddurbin
11-19-2012, 10:17 AM
coaches corner signed him to an exclusive contract and didn't want him authenticating public-sent sigs in fear of cheapening the cert.

Fuddjcal
11-19-2012, 11:30 AM
and this is what Ted has been up to lately....

78804




See you Ted. Thanks for the BAD MEMORIES & the gifts that will keep on giving through-out your lifetime. STAT & TTA go together like Horseshit & Flies

Deertick
11-19-2012, 05:32 PM
and this is what Ted has been up to lately....

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See you Ted. Thanks for the BAD MEMORIES & the gifts that will keep on giving through-out your lifetime. STAT & TTA go together like Horseshit & Flies

"HA, HA, HA! Oooh, I wet 'em."

thecatspajamas
11-19-2012, 06:22 PM
This may just be stirring the pot, but does "no longer accept any items for authentication" actually mean he will not be authenticating any more, or that he just won't be taking public submissions?

keithsky
11-19-2012, 06:25 PM
Maybe he figures going out of business if that is what he is doing will free him from any lawsuits if that ever happens like since he is not authenticating anymore he is not liable for any past fake stuff in his mind. Who knows what he is thinking.

pclpads
11-19-2012, 06:33 PM
SCD is still in business??? Who knew? :rolleyes:

RichardSimon
11-19-2012, 08:48 PM
So long Ted, we will miss you like an itch that has vanished.

Wymers Auction
11-22-2012, 01:12 PM
You mean for autographs like this?

78799
Chris those are visible from half a mile though!!!!

travrosty
11-22-2012, 06:57 PM
maybe one of the bigger services will pick him up now that he is unattached.