Our Guarantee is simple: If any item we sell is ever found to be of doubtful authenticity, we will issue an immediate and no-questions-asked refund. The excellent reputation of each supplier we do business with is the reason we stand behind every item we sell. In all cases a certificate of authenticity is provided with every item. In some cases additional documentation such as a photo of the athlete signing the item will be provided if available.
I am a collector myself and know through experience which companies are reputable and which ones are not. Unfortunately with sports memorabilia there are a lot of unscrupulous people out there selling forged autographs, unless you know what to look for it is easy to end up buying an item that is not authentic. The value that I offer to you is that I know what to look for & only work with companies that have decades of solid reputation that obtain their memorabilia in person. The items are all authenticated by one of the three top authentication companies in the business PSA/DNA, Upper Deck Authenticated or James Spence Authentication.
PSA/DNA: One of the leading authenticity grading companies in the industry. tems that have been certified authentic by PSA/DNA are traceable through an online database. All PSA/DNA items are assigned certification numbers that are visible on the product’s certificate of authenticity and tamper-proof hologram. PSA/DNA provides buyers with the item’s authentication date, a product description, location of the signing and a photo of the item. In some cases, PSA/DNA will also include a letter certifying the product’s authenticity.
James Spence Authentication (JSA): One of the top 3rd party authentication companies in the business. JSA’s reputation among auction houses, dealers and collectors is the main reason JSA's services are utilized by more major auction houses than any other autograph authentication company in the world. JSA’s extensive autograph exemplar database and our team’s expertise in authenticating autographs are second to none in the industry.
Upper Deck Authenitcated (UDA): Authenticity has been a central theme to Upper Deck products since the company’s inception in 1988. The company revolutionized trading cards using sophisticated printing technology to improve the overall quality of products and adding a trademark hologram that prevented them from being counterfeited. In 1992, Upper Deck 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 heart of the five-step process is the company’s policy that an Upper Deck representative must witness each autograph signed by any one of its stable of high-profile athletes including Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Ken Griffey Jr., Peyton Manning, and Kevin Garnett to name a few.
Today Upper Deck dedicates more resources than any other sports collectibles and memorabilia company to ensure the authenticity of its products.
Schwartz Sports: Schwartz Sports organizes hundreds of public and private athlete signings annually, making them one of the leading suppliers of autographed sports memorabilia in the industry. Schwartz is the exclusive autograph distributor for a number of athletes including Barry Sanders and Ron Santo. Schwartz Sports acquires its merchandise through public and private signings. A company representative is present at each signing to personally witness each piece being autographed. The Schwartz Sports Certificate of Authenticity is printed on 4”x5” card stock. Printed on the COA is the company’s guarantee that the item purchased was signed by the athlete. A hologram is affixed to the COA and the document is signed by the company president. The COA also lists the company’s contact information and address.
Mill Creek Sports: Large Northwest Supplier of PSA/DNA authenticated memorabilia. They have a PSA/DNA signature specialist in their shop every month working with them to ensure that each & every item they provide has been thouroughly analyzed & guaranteed authentic.
Athletic Promotional Events: Athletic Promotional Events, Inc. stakes its reputation on every item that we sell, and authenticity is our number one priority. Every signature has been witnessed by a APE representative and is marked with their unique hologram. Athletic Promotional Events, Inc. stakes its reputation on every item that we sell, and authenticity is our number one priority. Every signature has been witnessed by a company representative and is marked with our unique hologram. Each Item also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that features the date and location of the signing in addition to a matching hologram.
Creative Sports Enterprises Inc: Creative Sports Enterprises, Inc has been in the sports memorabilia business since 1991 and has established ourselves as a reputable, trustworthy and reliable company offering Authentic Sports Memorabilia. CSE addresses the issue of authenticity by only selling products generated through private signings or witnessed by an authorized agent of CSE. Every item is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity (COA) with a tamper proof security hologram on the item and certificate and is backed by a 100% lifetime guarantee. (Photo of athlete signing will be provided if available). Many of their items have already been authenticated by 3rd parties including PSA/DNA or JSA.
Beckett Authentication: Beckett Authentication Services was established in November of 2016 to provide an autograph authentication service that will be the most trusted and respected in this industry. Led by the two top autograph authenticators in the world, Brian Sobrero and Steve Grad bring their years of autograph experience to form the newest member to the Beckett team. BAS is now accepting submission through the mail or in person, at one of the many events they will attend each year.