Oh cool. I guess I am underestimating it then.
I bet plenty are forgeries. I've heard estimates of sports signatures that around 75-90% in existence are forged. I'm sure non sports sigs are super high to.
No worries. I am willing to accept lower prices for this one, and I added a "Make Offer" feature to the Ebay listing.
In the past, I've seen some very pathetic attempts at copying Kojima's and Shinkawa's signature. But, a lot of scammers (again, I'm not accusing anyone in particular) could have gotten better, because there are countless pictures of signed items up on the Internet, that could be used as a basis to copy from. As a collector myself, I wouldn't even consider purchasing any kind of signed memorabilia unless I had a firm guarantee that it's legit.
But, yeah, non-sports sigs are worth a lot too! Besides MGS, I'm also a huge fan of DC Comics. A few months ago, I had my copy of Justice League # 1 signed by Jim Lee and Geoff Johns at Midtown Comics. It goes for a lot of money on Ebay, but I don't intend on reselling it