I had long a suspected that JSA had blown it when I had them authenticate my signed Journey album.

It FAILED JSA Authentication at an in-store at a baseball card shop here in Vegas. The authenticator look like a high school kid who may be graduated 6 months ago.

Always wanted a second opinion but didn't want to pay for full authentication again.

Yesterday just on a whim I sent a bunch of pictures of it to Rodger Epperson to see what he thinks. Apparently from his cursory review he disagrees with jsa's opinion. Epperson likes the LP.

Who is more believable JSA or Rodger Epperson? What do you guys think?

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Ha ha ha ha ha !!!

About Roger, but his mail is active ??

Got back to me on the same day

I sent mail yesterday, strange that I did not answer. Usually responds within a few hours.

At what address you have send the mail?

strange that he still hasn't answered me, it's the e-mail I use too to write to him.

I couldn't find what you wrote him for. A submission?

One thing I don't appreciate about TPAs is they don't seem to update their database regularly, if at all for certain items I have. I sell on ebay and sometimes wind up with higher end items through deals that are certified by PSA/SGA/CAS and Beckett. The item will have the company sticker with number on the item but the previous owner generally loses the COAs and when I go to look up the COA number they don't exist in the system. And it isn't a case of wait a few months. I have one from SGC now updated for over a year. Not sure how old the PSA or Beckett items sometimes are. CAS is getting better with updated but was pretty slow when they first started. JSA generally seems to be updated well.

I'd much sooner trust any members on this site over un-named TPA workers and who really knows if they were just hired because they "just need a job."

And who was the expert who authenticated the Al Ruddy Godfather script as the autograph of Al Pacino? That was a PSA expert. Yikes!

PSA/DNA seems to keep on it pretty well, but they were spotty prior to 2005. They were authenticating mostly at James Spence's location...I heard it was his home...and there were bugs in the system.

I had a similar frustrating situation recently, where I was trying to find an autograph being auctioned in their online database. It wasn't there so I emailed customer service. Customer service tried to find it and talked to the staff who handles that and said they'll get back to me. That was March. They emailed me a couple of weeks ago, apologized and said they couldn't find it and apologized in case the auction was over. It could have been a pre-2005 certification or a fake one. 

You can generally get missing COAs and LOAs replaced, I think for $10 + S&H. You have to send them in. If you have several from the same TPA send them together of course to save on shipping.

I do have something that might change your mind on PSA. I found this on eBay that is PSA certified. It's a Kim Novak. Notice the last name and how it's spelled. It's clearly misspelled and they gave it a go ahead. Now we all know that Hedy Lamarr for instance writes her L like an R but she is very consistent. In this picture that I will show you, the last name is spelled NOO... I can't make out the rest of the letters. It just is not her signature in my opinion. Yet it was certified by PSA very recently in 2017. you can clearly see the two letters connected to each other so they are specifically misspelled. You can't get more clear than that. So in my opinion they blundered because it clearly shows that her last name is very much misspelled. You be your own judge and check it out.

I am NOT a fan of TPA services although this Novak signature is probably genuine. I've seen these sloppy signatures before. Although, what I notice is her usual signing angle is upwards instead of downwards. Although I think it's authentic. Here is another example of that style.

Yeah I see your point. I just looked at for others that I have in my possession and I could tell that they could probably round out just the same way almost.


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