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Now that Beckett Does 3rd Party Autograph Authentication – Who is the Best?

Recently, Beckett Media, launched a new branch of their business, autograph authentication, by hiring one of PSA/DNA’s former star authenticators Steve Grad.  Now that Beckett Media is the 3rd major player in the autograph authentication business along with PSA/DNA and

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What is the Best Authentication (COA) for a Sports Autograph?

Often I get asked, “What is the best authentication (COA) for an autograph to come with?”  That depends on the athlete and sport.  For example, a Derek Jeter autograph you would want Steiner Sports COA, a Michael Jordan autographed an

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Powers Autographs Official Autograph Buying Guide – Sports and Celebrity Memorabilia

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Powers Autographs Authenticity Buying Guide Collecting famous autographs, such as autographed baseballs, presidential autographs and signed music memorabilia is a great hobby, but unfortunately, some dishonest sellers are advertising forged or unauthentic autographs. By following these simple steps, you can

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VIDEO: What is MLB Authentication?

Quick update to a blog post last month on MLB authentication.  Here is a video explaining what it is.

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Why Powers Autographs Does Not Purchase Autographs From the Public

Every week a common question we get asked is “Do you buy sports memorabilia.”  Our answer is always no.  Not because we don’t like you or think your items would sell.  It simply comes down to authenticity. Each item we

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What is 3rd Party Autograph Authentication? What is JSA or PSA?

Every week it seems we get questions if we authenticate autographs.  We do not, however, there are 2 companies available that do offer this service.  In this post, we will outline, who those companies are, what they do, how they

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