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Third Party Authentication

Beware of Fake Tiger Woods (and other) PSA/DNA Authenticated Autographs with Fake COA Cards and Stickers
PSA/DNA was the first third party authentication company to get a foothold in the autograph business. So it must have done some things right. As is obvious by re…Read More
Posted June 22, 2019 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Your Tiger Woods Autographed Golf Ball Is Almost Definitely Fake
In the wake of the thrilling drama of Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters, scummy opportunists have predictably flooded eBay and the internet with golf balls su…Read More
Posted April 16, 2019 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
PSA/DNA Incompetence Surfaces Again with Westworld Autographed Poster
I don't know if you're a fan of the HBO Series Westworld, but I am. The show made a big splash at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, bringing 12 of the main cast members …Read More
Posted June 29, 2018 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
PSA/DNA Really Needs to Learn About Autopens
PSA/DNA claims to be the world's leading autograph authentication company, and unfortunately many if not most autograph dealers believe that to be true. In my ex…Read More
Posted April 9, 2017 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Alex De Luca and Wakefield Auctioneers and Appraisals Are Criminals "Authenticating" Fake Autographs
Legitimate autograph dealers who have been around a while know that while the problem with fake autographs is bad in sports, it's much worse with celebrities and…Read More
Posted Dec 2, 2016 | Filed under Autograph Collecting Tips | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
PSA/DNA Authenticator Thinks Mail Request Autographs Are as Good as In Person Autographs?
Yesterday I got involved in a brief e-mail exchange with former PSA/DNA Consultant Authenticator Bob Zafian that shocked me. He contacted me about a certain prom…Read More
Posted 8/21/2012 18:53 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Plenty of Blame to Go Around for the Fake Autograph Market
Thousands, perhaps millions of people have been screwed by fake autograph sellers over the years. From buyers who spend their money on completely worthless signa…Read More
Posted 5/9/2012 21:31 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Gerald Ford's Autopen Tricked PSA/DNA (and Me)
Recently I received an e-mail from someone trying to sell me a few autographs of high profile celebrities including Michael Jordan, Gerald Ford and a few others.…Read More
Posted 11/13/2011 21:33 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Book Recommendation: Autograph Hell by Charles Irion
I am ashamed to admit that I wasn't aware of a 2008 book titled Autograph Hell until seeing a post on the website AutographAlert.com. Autograph Hell, which I rea…Read More
Posted 10/13/2011 20:18 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
FBI Investigation Looms Over the 2011 National Convention
A month and a half from today, sports memorabilia collectors and dealers from all over the country will convene at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention…Read More
Posted 6/17/2011 22:03 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
The Cautionary Tale of GAI
I first started selling my surplus autographs on eBay back in 1997, when I was still just a collector with a full time job. In those days, I had few competitors,…Read More
Posted 5/28/2011 17:54 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Does PSA/DNA Know Anything About Anything?
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 crac…Read More
Posted 4/12/2011 16:17 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
At PSA/DNA Incompetence Is the Name of the Game
I could (and probably eventually will) write a dozen blog posts about PSA/DNA's utter incompetence and sloppiness. But this particular post might be the only one…Read More
Posted 3/30/2011 22:32 | Filed under Third Party Authentication | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
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