PSA/DNA Authentication

PSA/DNA is one of the most widely known companies for authenticating and grading autographed items and sports memorabilia. The company was founded in 1998 and utilizes an authentication system to determine if an autograph or piece of memorabilia is likely authentic.

PSA/DNA has authenticated hundreds of thousands of autographed items and pieces of memorabilia not only in sports, but in entertainment and other historical figures. PSA/DNA has authenticated some of the most famous items in the history of sports including Hank Aaron’s 715the home run ball, the bat used by Babe Ruth to hit his first home run in Yankee Stadium, and Mickey Mantle’s 500th home run ball.

PSA has processed more than 15,000,000 cards to date and processes approximately 100,000 items each month. The company also provides an online price guide to help determine approximate values for graded items and issues a population report to allow collectors to see how many grades of each card exist worldwide.

The company recently came out with a list of the most frequently forged sports autographs based on its experience.

PSA/DNA charges anywhere from $20.00 to $250.00 to authenticate an autograph. The fee is dependent upon the signature involved. More rare and expensive items cost more to authenticate whereas common autographs cost less. PSA/DNA will also authenticate items that include more than one autograph for an additional fee, which depends on the number of signatures present on the item. The turnaround time to receive your item back along with a determination is approximately 20 days, though the site claims that the turnaround times do vary, dependent upon demand.

The company will also grade an authenticated item upon request. This fee is also dependent upon the item that is submitted and the fee to grade an authenticated item ranges from $10.00 to $75.00. If an item contains four or more autographs, the grade given is an average grade of the total amount of signatures. For example, a football with three autographs would receive three separate grades. An item with six signatures would receive an average grade based on all of the signatures present.

PSA/DNA also charges a premium fee of an additional $50.00 on specific items such as jerseys or some pieces of equipment that are generally considered more valuable than items such as baseballs or photographs.

For those collectors that require faster turnaround times, PSA/DNA offers on-site authentication at some trade shows across the country. The price range for this quick service ranges from $20.00 to $250.00. Turnaround time for authentication at these shows is one business day.

Finally, PSA/DNA also offers bulk authentication for collectors with numerous items.  No authentication company is perfect but buying an item with PSA/DNA authentication offers peace of mind for most collectors. You can compare your next purchase to an authentic autograph by subscribing to Real! Autographs Online..

 

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