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Does PSA/DNA Know Anything About Anything?

Posted 4/12/2011 16:17 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0)
Okay, so in my last post I established that PSA/DNA doesn't know anything about golf. In case you think that was an isolated instance where maybe one of the crack PSA/DNA "authenticators" had diarrhea and ran to the bathroom, allowing an intern to write the Letter of Authenticity containing three glaring mistakes, here are a few more examples of their utter incompetence:

PSA/DNA can't tell the difference between the autograph of Oscar nominated actress Kate Hudson and O.J. Simpson house guest Kato Kaelin (this one courtesy of

[caption id="attachment_75" align="aligncenter" width="352" caption="PSA/DNA confuses Kate Hudson with Kato Kaelin"][/caption]

PSA/DNA isn't aware that Jack Kemp, one of the greatest quarterbacks in AFL history and later Bob Dole's running mate in the 1996 presidential campaign, used an autopen machine to sign his mail during the early 1990s. This fact is common knowledge among football autograph and card collectors, since Kemp even autopenned the "certified" autograph cards randomly inserted in the 1991 Pro Line football card set, and it's been noted in the Beckett price guides since . . . 1991. But PSA/DNA went ahead and "authenticated" an autopenned Kemp autograph anyway:

[caption id="attachment_76" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Autopenned Jack Kemp autograph "authenticated" by PSA/DNA"][/caption]

And now I've just learned that PSA/DNA's so-called baseball bat "experts" are so dim-witted that they confused Sandy Alomar Sr. with Sandy Alomar Jr. twice on the same Letter of Authenticity (this one courtesy of Autograph News Live):

[caption id="attachment_78" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="PSA/DNA confuses Sandy Alomar Jr and Sr TWICE on same LOA"][/caption]

I guess I have to ask, does anyone at PSA/DNA know ANYTHING about ANYTHING?
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