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Authentic autographs - skywalkb - 11-19-2012 10:48 AM
I picked up 2 autographs at a show over the weekend and really believe that both are authentic. What is the best or cheapist or fastest company to get them authenticated. I know you have to join PSA, but I don't know if the invested money would be returned, if they turn out not to be authentic. Just looking for a little help if you would like to help me out with any info. The 2 autos are super known and are both legendary high profile hall of famers. Both are in the $500.00 plus category with their autos from Topps, Upper Deck,etc.
Just looking for an avenue to get them authenticated.
RE: Authentic autographs - Krangry - 11-19-2012 12:04 PM
I would just buck up and go with PSA / JSA. Can always post pictures, and have people give opinions before you send em off too.
RE: Authentic autographs - skywalkb - 11-19-2012 12:19 PM
(11-19-2012 12:04 PM)Krangry Wrote: I would just buck up and go with PSA / JSA. Can always post pictures, and have people give opinions before you send em off too.
RE: Authentic autographs - nyyankeesfan28 - 11-19-2012 06:35 PM
JSA is actually with BGS. PSA is separate.
RE: Authentic autographs - baseballmason - 11-19-2012 07:00 PM
I prefer BGS/JSA
RE: Authentic autographs - nyyankeesfan28 - 11-19-2012 07:23 PM
Me too, baseballmason.
RE: Authentic autographs - creativemunky - 11-19-2012 09:31 PM
PSA $25 a card
BGS (with grade) $30 a card
I prefer PSA on this, BOTH have their issues (there is a site out there that show bad authenticated autos from both companies).
But I believe PSA has bigger name recognition and a better rep.
RE: Authentic autographs - uvaspina - 11-19-2012 09:43 PM
PSA charges more if the declared value is over $500, I believe. Also, you'll have to buy a membership. I think their turnaround time is relatively fast though.
Personally, I like Beckett/JSA auto slabs. From what you're describing (Koufax? Aaron?), it'll be $30 a piece, and will be turned around in 10-14 days (approx).
I bet if you posted the cards here, some of the resident "experts" would give you a good idea of whether they're worth sending in. (Might give you some peace of mind/save you some money).
RE: Authentic autographs - creativemunky - 11-19-2012 10:27 PM
(11-19-2012 09:43 PM)uvaspina Wrote: PSA charges more if the declared value is over $500, I believe. Also, you'll have to buy a membership.
No membership needed to authenticate autograph cards and get a grade on them.
Ive used them 3 times so far without ANY issues and I dont have a membership.
RE: Authentic autographs - uvaspina - 11-19-2012 10:32 PM
(11-19-2012 10:27 PM)creativemunky Wrote: Incorrect.
Thanks for the clarification. Wasn't sure myself. Glad to know now.