Counterfeit Sports Memorabilia

News and information about counterfeit jerseys, fake autograph sales, and other counterfeit collectables and sports memorabilia. Data about the fakes are collected from criminal justice reports, industry officials and public information sources.

According to company executives, 5.6 counterfeit balls are sold for each authentic Spalding basketball in China.


The price of counterfeit golf clubs manufactured in China usually sells at levels 75 percent below the authentic price.

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In a report published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, a sports equipment manufacturer who is familiar with the counterfeit market in China estimates that “for every one legitimate item sold, there are four counterfeits sold.”



In 2004, $40 Million worth of counterfeit sporting goods were seized by authorities.