Here’s something very special! My father took this polaroid of Bon Scott outside of a radio station in Sun Prairie, WI back in 1979. Bon was kind enough to sign the bottom, but over the years it has been smudged and wrapped in saran wrap to prevent further damage. I tried to get it encapsulated with PSA a couple months ago but they rejected it for seemingly bogus reasons including “Item type was not commercially available at the alleged time of signing”... The polaroid camera used was my grandfather’s bought a couple years prior. Felt like they just took my $200 and never even inspected the autograph. Is there any reason for me to send it into Beckett for encapsulation or is this autograph just too smudged to be authenticated? What are my other options to keep this autograph safe from damage?
Get it out of Saran wrap and buy a good acid free top loader. Put in a soft Poly-pro sleeve first. Did you respond to PSA? I have Polaroid photos of me from way before 1979. I'd want my money back!
Never responded to PSA as it would be like talking to a brick wall. They already rejected it and said it was fake, so there’s (probably) no way they’d give it a second chance. My guess is they’ve got somebody working there that doesn’t want to do their job and just rejects autographs every so often.. I will try with Beckett in a couple months.
Hmmmmm...... Not commercially available in 1979.
Thats a load of ballony. By 1979 Polaroid peel back instant cameras were the best sellers.