I've sent PSA at least 10 "QuickOpinion" requests and every single one of them has come back "Likely Not Genuine". Several from eBay auctions and other auctions. 

Has anyone ever received a "Likely Genuine" opinion before? I feel like if I sent them some photos/links of items I know to be 100% genuine they'll even come back "not genuine..."

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ACOA seems to be the only company who does quick opinions right. Only thing is it’s tough to use them for an eBay auction that is moving quickly, and they are not as widely known as the “big three”.

I still think they are above and beyond the best company out there doing authentication. 

I agree, ACOA is currently the best authentication service. Especially in the modern music genre. Quick opinions via PSA or Beckett are sketchy at best.

Autograph authentication is a tough business. I've tried them all with mixed results. Sometimes it feels like a roll of the dice what the results will be.

How on earth can you give a quick opinion on every celebrity who ever existed within a minute or so. It's impossible. 

Roger Epperson has more credibility, as he focuses on  music. 

Yep. These companies sell themselves as something they are not and really can't possibly exist. That's a huge part of the problem.

None are perfect. Even Roger. Some are better than others but their services are over rated by collectors who take their opinions as the gospel.

No authenticator is infallible, but when obvious exemplars are staring you in the face and deemed "unlikely genuine", it becomes farcical. 

Here are a few autographs that failed the big TPA's QO service. They are all genuine, the Clay bill was failed by one of the big TPA's after it had been inspected in person. They have no f-n clue what they're doing.

Two things. First, someone mentions they "know" the Stones autographs were real. Uh, how? Because you and Ballroom say so? That being said, Ballroom is WAAAY better at judging authenticity then me, but...you DO NOT KNOW, unless you got them in person yourself. Simple as that.

Second, in regards to quick opinions, I agree with what all of you are saying, but what I always felt a service like that was for is...the person that wants to buy their grandfather a Mickey Mantle signed baseball. Well, EVERY one of us, knows how the M's looking in a Mickey signature. Maybe the person buying doesn't. We ALL know how Beatles signatures look. But for some 50-year-old mom that wants to buy her son the ultimate gift, she might not have ever seen the style they sign (I know, nowdays you can Google), but...these "quick opinions" I believe, are more for people like that.

Several reasons the Stones was authentic, one being provenance.
I had a convo with one of the auction team who has known the seller a long time.
He is respected dealer and longtime collector, who obtained the signatures personally. 
2. Mr. Roger Epperson gave the green light
3. Analysis, comparing it to other exemplars and their handwriting style. 

That works for me! I just didn't care for the Brian Jones, although I'm not a Stones expert.

That's the problem with this hobby, it's based on opinion.

The big TPA's failing legit pieces has left a bad taste in my mouth though.

They have too much undeserved power in the autograph market. 



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