This is what I posted on blowoutcards forum:
The debate of the authenticity of Shaq autographs won’t come to an end, continuing my analysis of Evolution of Shaq Auto, I edited my original compilation and added newer Shaq Panini Autos, since the pictures I use are all mine I didn’t include sample from new Leaf Autos.
If we see the newer Shaq Panini Autos, mid 2016 to present day, pretty much it came back to the early Panini years (2010-12), I even attached a sticker sheet from Panini consisting all of Shaq Autos in different jersey number ; shaq32, shaq33, shaq34, and shaq36.
However after a more close examination, I see a small resemblances of Shaq’s Panini 2013-early 2016 autos with the sticker autos from Topps (2008-09) and just a tiny bit on Topps (2000-02) era, well maybe the Topps 2000-02 doesn’t really 100% fit, but on 2008-09 Topps there’s a similar stroke on the S-->sharp broken S, kind alike a hook, pretty much similar to the 2013-16 Panini Autos.
It is true that during a lifetime a person can change his autograph few times, I myself changed quite a few times before I find it comfortable. Like early Classic Years; Shaq often signed his full name, but as time goes by the number of autographs need to be signed grew exponentially, especially in stickers etc.
I still can’t say 100% sure that the 2013-16 Shaq Panini Autos weren’t sign by him; yes I am aware that there were some reports that Shaq’s Dad signed the mail in autographs sent to Mine O’Mine, but that was also can’t be proven; nor the autopen allegation.
In the end, me as a Shaq Collectors, I am happy with what I have, as long as I like the cards I will just acquire it. Period….just my 2 cents.
By the way I added my instagram account @rimshaqer34
on the edit since somehow my previous edit was circulated and claimed to be someone’s else who did the compilation. Not important though.... #shaq #shaquille #Autograph #TheHobby #WhoDoYouCollect #EvolutionOfShaqAutograph #shaq32 #shaq33 #shaq34 #shaq36