Mistakes are one thing, but passing stuff just to make a buck or two is terrible. I hope they are not guilty of this. The hobby would definitely not be better off.
PSA does the same thing with Press Pass collectables.
They sure do and for a few other large volume EBAY hustlers.
Article said that since PSA was unfamiliar with the person organizing the signing that they wanted to witness it. So if it had been a long time large volume submitter they would have been OK with their word that the signing was legit? HMMMMM!
This is all just my opinions and this is a discussion so I am offering it. I am not anti JSA but I think they have ventured way outside their area of expertise to capture market share. There are some signatures I do believe they are rock solid with. Outside of common sports items I don't think they are any better than experienced collectors.
My thoughts are the opposite. I think TPA's have been bad for the hobby in more ways than one. It has hampered the learning process for new folks entering the hobby for one. Once upon a time you had to study autographs. Now folks just look for the sticker. If its on there and the item is a forgery it automatically becomes authentic in the eyes of about 85% of the hobby and we are stuck with it forever.
Its a shame so many people blindly trust in TPA'S . Unfortunately they are usually fans of particular players and not into autographs and buy that one signed photo,jersey etc. keeping the forgers in business.
Would be pretty funny/smart of PSA to leak this.
I have long noticed that JSA is "too omnipresent" if that's logical.
They are everywhere and must approve a thousand a day!
Evan Torch, M.D.