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Dec282012

The Beatles Among Celebrities Whose Autographs Are Most Likely to Be Forged

Facebook.com/TheBeatlesThe Beatles have claimed the #2 spot on a newly-revealed list of the most-forged celebrity signatures.  The "ten most dangerous autographs" tally was compiled by PSA/DNA, a group that bills itself as "the largest and most trusted third-party grading and authentication company in the world."  The organization notes that signatures from many popular entertainers and historical figures are more likely than not to be counterfeit.

The Fab Four are "the most heavily forged band in the autograph world," according to the PSA/DNA, which notes that the rarity of their signatures can be attributed to the group's relatively brief time together, as well as the early death of John Lennon.

At the top of the list is Elvis Presley.  The company points out that authentic signed items from Presley also are very rare, partly because of singer died at such a young age.

Other music luminaries appearing on PSA/DNA's list of most-forged celebrities are Michael Jackson at #5, Doors frontman Jim Morrison at #7, and Jimi Hendrix at #8.

The company also has released a separate list of the most-forged sports figures, which includes such stars as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.

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