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  • and no documentation, anything like that.

  • Nothing at all.

  • Welcome to watch Mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 fake items on pawn stars.

  • Sometimes Cory's ego gets the best of them, but it's a lesson he's gonna have to learn.

  • I don't know what to say at this point.

  • I'm just gonna pass.

  • I guess I'm just gonna go home and sell come own misery.

  • Well, for this list will be looking at interesting items that were brought in on the show but turned out to be fakes.

  • Whether or not the world famous golden silver pawnshop ended up buying them.

  • Do you have any fake items you've collected?

  • Let us know in the comments Number 10 John Lennon artwork.

  • John Lennon.

  • Um, come with me.

  • Aside from being one of the greatest songwriters and music history, John Lennon was also an accomplished artist.

  • His artwork is universally recognized, especially the self portrait doodles.

  • He did these doodles and things like that and, you know, in the seventies he realized people would pay him money for it.

  • Then he started doing the really large ones.

  • I mean, he did full like portrait size women almost all the art I've ever seen from him is like this.

  • A man came into the shop bearing some supposedly original John Lennon doodles, which the owner claims to have picked up at a thrift store of all places.

  • There's a reason it was sitting in a thrift store and not in someone's personal collection.

  • The owner believed it was worth $20,000 but when Rick flipped the paper over, he saw a Kodak paper watermark.

  • As Lenin passed away in 1980 long before this computer paper was readily available, he easily declared it a fake, and the owner walked away with nothing.

  • So, uh, it's cool, but it's 100% fake.

  • Glad I didn't pay much for Number nine.

  • Shoeless Joe Jackson book.

  • You know how rare it is to find his signature?

  • No, not at all.

  • It's the rare sports signature period, one of the most divisive and controversial baseball players of all time.

  • Shoeless Joe was an exceptional player.

  • However, His legacy was tainted after the 1919 World Series, which saw players of the Chicago White Sox intentionally throwing the Games for money.

  • A customer on pond stars arrived with an old book titled Say It Ain't So, Joe that was allegedly signed by Jackson.

  • But Joe Jackson's signature is so rare and so expensive.

  • I just have to take the gamble before this guy walks out the door with it.

  • According to Rick, Jackson's signature is the rarest in sports, and the owner even had it certified.

  • Rick ended up paying $13,000 for nothing.

  • He had it looked at by various experts, all of whom deduced that the signature was fake.

  • Several factors became apparent during our thorough examination that prevented us from certifying the autographs, which means it's fake.

  • The entire small case E.

  • In Joe's first name has been erased and signed over.

  • The original theme title of that book has a certain irony to it.

  • Number eight.

  • Napoleon Letter.

  • That wouldn't be the last time that the pawn stars were fooled.

  • In Season eight, a man walked in with a letter that was allegedly written by Napoleon Bonaparte.

  • The item contained many authentic aspect, including the period specific wax seal and a certificate of authenticity.

  • Okay, it seems like it's from a pretty legit company.

  • What do you want for it?

  • And don't be crazy, man I mean, I gotta make money here, too.

  • Okay.

  • Okay.

  • Corey ended up paying a surprisingly small $2000 for the letter, but even that was too much.

  • 2000, 2000.

  • Sweet man.

  • I'll meet you right over there.

  • Thank you.

  • Rick.

  • Had Cory go to an expert who was quick to judge the letter a replica.

  • His primary concern was the ink which was neither smudged nor faded.

  • We would see where there are blobs of ink and we'd see that the ink would have faded in color.

  • I can't say that this is worth very much as a historical artifact.

  • Well, there goes $2000 down the drain.

  • Corey tried selling it in the shop for $20 But even that proved a failure as Rick prevented him from selling a fake item.

  • We don't sell fake stuff here.

  • Sometimes Cory's ego gets the best of them, but it's a lesson he's gonna have to learn.

  • Number seven prison memorabilia.

  • A tough looking men with a handlebar mustache showed up with a suitably tough item a Wells Fargo strongbox, an antique ball and chain, and some handcuffs.

  • I'm looking to get around $2000 for everything the least I would take us probably around 18.

  • The ball and chain allegedly came from Yuma Territorial Prison, which opened in 18 76 and the handcuffs from California's Folsom State.

  • However, Rick was very quick to point out some historical discrepancies.

  • Three old handcuffs from Fulsome had electrically welded chains, which proved anachronistic.

  • And despite reclaiming that prisons never put their name on the ball and chains, the human ball and chain had a clear you must stamped into the iron.

  • Okay, so what are you trying to say?

  • It's fake.

  • Even the strongbox was fake, a fact that Rick regrettably learned after shelling out $450.

  • I thought it was fake to start with.

  • Well, then why didn't you say anything?

  • I didn't want to bust your bubble Well, so you will let me spend the money instead.

  • Now I can holler at you.

  • Number six Pete Rose Baseball cards.

  • Pete Rose is widely regarded as one of the best baseball players of all time.

  • He's a 17 times All Star, won three world Siri's and currently still holds the MLB record with 4256 hits as one can imagine his baseball cards are worth some good money.

  • Before I buy these, I got to know that the legit and these things look like they're in great shape.

  • Maybe a little too good a shape.

  • In Season two, a man tried selling 5 1967 rows cards.

  • The fact that he had five proved a major red flag, and Rick instantly identified them as fakes.

  • How can you tell that?

  • What do you What do you mean?

  • Because the colors all faded.

  • Everything's a blur.

  • Even in space, it doesn't look so screened.

  • Various aspects of the cards physical design were totally off, including the faded colors and over exposed picture.

  • It's amazing how quickly dreams of cash could be dashed because these cards air fake, then what else is really the wife?

  • Real the dog cat.

  • You know what's really number five?

  • Babe Ruth signed bat and glove.

  • Speaking of baseball in the fifth season premiere, a man walked into the shop with a particularly special baseball bat and glove.

  • Babe Ruth is probably the most famous baseball player of all time, the accomplishments of Babe Ruth made in his career.

  • I mean, he outshines just about every baseball player since him.

  • The glove was signed by none other than Babe Ruth and the Bat co signed by Ruth and Christy Mathewson, a dominant pitcher who played for the New York Giants.

  • The owner was hoping to get $120,000 for the two items on exorbitant cost that had Rick rightfully consulting expert advice.

  • Who is your guy on what makes him special?

  • Because I trust him and I know him.

  • But I don't know You, Booth expert, deduced that the authentication papers were fraudulently signed by a criminal who was caught in an FBI sting known as Operation Bullpen.

  • 14 individuals from five states were convicted in the scam.

  • So what's the bottom line with all the circumstantial evidence?

  • My gut tells me that this is unlikely.

  • Genuine.

  • The signature isn't considered legitimate, and Rick walked away from the deal.

  • I don't know what to say at this point.

  • I'm just gonna pass.

  • I'm sorry, can't do nothing for you, but I can understand that.

  • Number four Titanic newspaper pardon the pun, but unauthentic newspaper reporting on the Titanic disaster would be a Titanic find for a 1912 newspaper it's in perfect condition.

  • Perfect.

  • The Pond stars were certainly excited when a man tried selling a copy of the Boston Daily Globe with the tragic headline Titanic Sinks 1500 die.

  • However, Rick instantly took note of the impeccably white paper and pristine Inc major red flags.

  • Considering the paper had ostensibly been around for a century, he also noticed that the picture accompanying the story was from a copy machine.

  • You see, right here, that's from a copy machine.

  • Okay, so when when they had copied it, probably right after the movie came out, we sell.

  • Needless to say, the newspaper itself was fake, But fake or not, it's still a really interesting thing to have around the house.

  • I guess I'm just gonna go home and sell come own misery.

  • Well, number three Monet painting.

  • Okay.

  • Um, where in the hell did you get this?

  • A founder of the French Impressionist movement, Oscar Claude Monet is one of the most famed artists of all time.

  • His paintings, of course, go for big money With his work Labasa Ninfa selling for $80 million in 2008, the owner of this particular supposed Monet painting was asking for $1 million nothing compared to his greatest works but a sizeable chunk of change Nonetheless.

  • People have walked in my shop, and I have bought hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise off, but a real Monet that might be the most expensive item yet.

  • The painting was supposedly on exhibit at the Las Vegas Art Museum in 1997 and the art came with numerous pieces of documentation.

  • An expert was brought in, and he noticed that the paint wasn't sweating through the canvas.

  • The brush structure there it's it's very thin.

  • Usually you'll get some sort of in pasta, a little bit more texture.

  • He usually had some texture in his pieces, and this again, there's very little of that.

  • Regardless of its beauty.

  • The painting was not a Monet original.

  • Number two Lincoln Family Photo.

  • As Rick says, you never know what's gonna come through those doors.

  • In Season 16, a man came through with what seemed like a huge catch.

  • A photograph of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln dated from 18 63.

  • So where'd you get this?

  • I bought it from a collector who sold me a collection of 11 photographs that were unidentified, and I painstakingly was able to identify every single one of them and did recognize it to be Abraham and Mary together.

  • And no documentation, anything like that, nothing at all.

  • If correct, the photo would have been taken during the Civil War while Lincoln was serving as the 16th president of the United States.

  • You have to look at everything in the photograph from what they're wearing, toe what type of picture it is to then what's happening with the face.

  • The owner asked $1 million for the photo, and while the expert called it a gorgeous picture, it was nevertheless a fake one.

  • But that wasn't enough for the owner, who rudely claimed that the expert was discrediting herself by calling it a fake.

  • I know you think this is worth a million dollars.

  • You would like it to be worth a million dollars, and all I'm saying is this my opinion that it's not Abraham Lincoln?

  • We think someone was just a little upset before we unveil our number one pick.

  • Here are a few honorable mentions.

  • 1967 Chicago Bears autographed football signatures were fakes.

  • These air contracting signature is very typical for what you see in the clubhouse signature.

  • They were signed by somebody else other than the athlete Jimi Hendrix poetry.

  • The pen, lettering and signature were all wrong.

  • The last name seems to be printed type style.

  • He would always write in cursive Colt Army model 18 60 Number stamping was off.

  • Well, I've never seen one of these.

  • Number here was connector Rod.

  • Um, I could just tell you I don't like the way the numbers air stamped.

  • They're usually marked right here in 17 77 French musket.

  • The grime and rest were completely artificial.

  • From everything I'm seeing here, this most likely is a movie prop gun.

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  • Number one Baltic Amber.

  • Now we're not gem experts or anything, but something that's 40 to 50 million years old is bound to be worth a good chunk of change.

  • That is, if the item in question is actually millions of years old.

  • Piece of Baltic amber with a tranche awa He's got some paperwork.

  • It's a tranche Awa a man arrived at the pawnshop believing that he was in possession of Sim Baltic Amber within Entombed Theron Chila.

  • I sent it off Thio Berkeley and to the Entomology department.

  • The owner had some sketchy paperwork, supposedly proving that it was real amber.

  • But the gemstone expert had it sent to the Gemological Institute of America at the personal cost of the owner who paid $200 to have it sent out and appraised.

  • Unfortunately, the amber was actually just plastic and the owner was out $200.

  • Now that's what we call getting ripped off at a pawn shop.

  • This sucks.

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