Just curious what people here considered was the best company to go to for getting there stuff authenticated? I know Roger Epperson is a big name as he should be but he only offers letters of authenticity and I want to get a couple things slabbed. I know theres PSA, JSA and Beckett, and a couple other smaller ones. just wondering what people consider the best for music autographs
Let's see your items.
Here man, they both have Epperson LOAs and have been pre-approved by Beckett and PSA's quick opinion services so not too worried about authenticity. I was just curious which company was preferred when it came to sending your stuff in. Although it looks like it takes months to get anything back from PSA.
PSA has been decent when I've submitted. Under 2 weeks. Why do you think any additional LOA is necessary when you already have Epperson's?
Good question. Honostly i dont but I'm interested in having them slabbed, and in the event that some day I want to sell them I was curious which was the stronger brand if that makes any sense?
IMO, all they are about the same. Their advantage is that they are approved eBay authentication services. As long as they remain approved I do not see a difference.
PSA has been around the longest and is the best known.
I get mine back from PSA much quicker than 24 days. I have also wanted more than 7-8 days for an Epperson LOA. Just my experience.
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Yeah, I was more inquiring about encapsulation services. I should have clarified.
For me, many times the psa or jsa or Beckett are no good for music.
And I say... the certificate is nothing for an expert buyer or an expert collector...
If you're not planning to sell for years and you're comfortable with authenticity, then I'd wait until you're ready to sell before having them slabbed. That's because you don't know which TPA will be the most desirable at that time.
If you want an opinion now for your own peace of mind, I'd go with Epperson. In that case, you should be fine with an online opinion for these instead of a full LOA.
Wow Steve, thank you so much for the really sound advice. They both already have the full Epperson LOAs. Another reason I wanted them slabbed was to help protect them but after your words of wisdom I realise theres plenty of other ways to keep them safe.