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Authentic autographs - skywalkb - 11-19-2012 09:48 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.
Thanks


RE: Authentic autographs - Krangry - 11-19-2012 11:04 AM

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 11:19 AM

(11-19-2012 11:04 AM)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.

Thanks


RE: Authentic autographs - nyyankeesfan28 - 11-19-2012 05:35 PM

JSA is actually with BGS. PSA is separate.


RE: Authentic autographs - baseballmason - 11-19-2012 06:00 PM

I prefer BGS/JSA


RE: Authentic autographs - nyyankeesfan28 - 11-19-2012 06:23 PM

Me too, baseballmason.


RE: Authentic autographs - creativemunky - 11-19-2012 08:31 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 08:43 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 09:27 PM

(11-19-2012 08:43 PM)uvaspina Wrote:  PSA charges more if the declared value is over $500, I believe. Also, you'll have to buy a membership.

Incorrect.
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 09:32 PM

(11-19-2012 09:27 PM)creativemunky Wrote:  Incorrect.
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.

Thanks for the clarification. Wasn't sure myself. Glad to know now.