Below are companies that authenticate our items.
Professional Sports Authenticator
PSA/DNA is the world's leading third-party authentication service for autographs and memorabilia. PSA/DNA Authentication Services was founded by PSA in 1998 by Stephen Rocchi in response to widespread counterfeiting, forgery and piracy of autographed collectibles. PSA/DNA's four-level authentication process has revolutionized the hobby of autograph and memorabilia collecting. PSA/DNA Authentication Services has authenticated hundreds of thousands of autographs and collectibles from the worlds of sports, music, entertainment, politics and history, including many of the most valuable of their kind. PSA/DNA comes with a matched number sticker on the item and a COA. Letters of authenticity (LOA) are used on higher priced items.
Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators
Stephen Rocchi is the founder and former President of PSA. Stephen is also the former President, CEO and Founder of Global Authentication. GFA is responsible for dramatic improvements throughout the autograph industry which will forever change the way real autographs are bought and sold. In addition to raising the level of examination and creating a scientific forensic examination on signatures, GFA has in place the industries only money-back authentication guarantee, on every autograph authenticated by GFA. All autographs forensically authenticated by GFA are guaranteed to be genuine.
James Spence Authentication
James Spence was hired at PSA/DNA by Stephen Rocchi where he led their authentication team. James left PSA/DNA to form JSA.
JSA uses matched number stickers and certification cards that you can confirm on their website as well as letter of authenticity (LOA) for hired priced items.Their proprietary watermark is virtually impossible to replicate.
All numbered Letters of Authenticity are fully transferable without resubmission.
Steiner Sports Memorabilia was established in 1987 and is considered the leader in autographed sports memorabilia and sports collectibles. Their authentication process includes 4 major steps. Witness- Each and every hand-signed collectible that carries a tamper-proof hologram is witnessed by a Steiner Sports representative. Once the collectibles have been autographed, they are cataloged and inventoried. Affidavit - A notarized affidavit is prepared and signed by the athlete and a Steiner Sports representative. The notarized affidavit records the date and location of the signing and also details the items that were signed by the specified athlete. This document is then secured within the Steiner Sports main offices. A tamper-proof Steiner Sports hologram is affixed to the product.
Authenticity has been a central theme to Upper Deck products since the company’s inception in 1988. In 1992, Richard McWilliam expanded the company’s focus on authenticity to include fine autographed sports memorabilia backed by a patented five-step authentication process which guarantees fans are receiving genuine autographs.
The process is:
1. Every autograph is witnessed by an Upper Deck Authenticated representative.
2. A record of the autograph session is signed by both the athlete and the UDA official and is stored in a secure permanent file;
3. An Upper Deck Authenticated serial numbered hologram is affixed to each signed piece of memorabilia;
4. A certificate of authenticity is assigned to every piece of memorabilia and includes a matching hologram to the one affixed to the item; 5. Every piece of signed memorabilia is packaged with a registration card. The owner has the opportunity to register the item with Upper Deck Authenticated..
Mounted Memories, Inc., has been serving the autograph community since 1989. They are hailed as the industry leader in sports memorabilia collectibles and acrylic cases and have been recognized as a top organizer of athlete appearances. They are licensed as official distributors of autographed products by the National Football League and Major League Baseball. They guarantee that everything they offer is authentic, because there are only two ways that we get the items that they sell.
1. Some come by way of company-sponsored signings, and
2., are signed in the presence of their authorized agents.
Every single piece of memorabilia comes with a certificate of authenticity. Mounted Memories has earned the respect of the sports memorabilia community, including customers, vendors, athletes and agents. They had a large number of top athletes under contract for signings and appearances. The used a paper COA in their early days and later changed to a hologram with a credit card type COA that also had a hologram plus a description of the item.
Opened its doors in January, 2010. Their experience, passion and creativity has developed industry first innovations which has propelled them to become one of the most respected brands in the collectible industry. Committed to providing our clients professional service, rapid communication and the best authenticated product on the market.
Global Authentics LLCs company relationships with eBay, CostCo, Cure for Cancer and major auction houses throughout the collectible marketplace.
Tri-Star Productions, Inc. was formed in 1987 in Houston, Texas, with the purpose of specializing in the production of quality sports collectible shows. A numbered TRI-STAR AUTHENTIC hologram is affixed to all items. In their early days they just had a hologram that wasn't numbered.