I really wish I could help you decide if these are real, but music is not my strong suit. I do have a question for you though, if you don't mind?
Did they just fail it on the spot or did they take images and inform you of their decision later?
I have heard repeat horror stories about these baseball authenticators just randomly failing or passing material that they have no business even looking at.
I see it all the time where the person on site takes it upon themselves to render an opinion without contacting their resident "expert" in that given field.
Roger is still their resident expert on music......did they even get his opinion of the item?
I couldn't agree with you more. Show authentication gets it right most of the time, but authentication companies—and dealers—need to get it right almost all the time. TPAs shouldn't sacrifice accuracy for convenience and revenue.
have Roger look at it.
Just because they failed it doesn't necessarily mean it isn't real. Go to another JSA agent next month and it could be a pass, then next month it could be a fail. Check out Hauls of Shame for some examples of their personal "failures" in authentication.
I would be far more interested in seeing large scans alongside known exemplars and some about why you think this is or is not a problem graph as opposed to these words from JSA.