"I bought these from Gridiron Legends on Ebay in 2004. They are certed by PSA and check out but thwy also have a COA from Hardwood Authentics who was linked to Gridiron Authentics. I bought these when their reputation was still really good way before…"
"AML should start issuing COAs and undercut the big guys in price AND quality. So many members are knowledgeable in particular areas that very few forgeries would slip through. Money could go to keeping the site up and running / legal fees,…"
"A few observations.I equate some of these authenticating outfits with a new comic book. They usually start out with a Jim Lee or Todd Mcfarlane for the first issues, but before you know it, they are gone and it turns to junk. As far as Steve Grad, I…"
"Some of them do. These TPA's fly out to these dealers and authenticate privately with them. I've seen where a single authenticator from both PSA and BAS authenticate literally hundreds of autographs in a hotel room in a single night.…"
"100% agree Rich! I need to see the item and make my own educated decision first and if it has a TPA it just kind of confirms it for me. I don’t just see the sticker and buy right away because mistakes happen and so does quesionable ethics by…"
"I've thought about writing a blog post on this for some time - not based on specific insight or experience so much as basic common sense. For me, these are the biggest issues with TPAs I have that I can't get around.
1) All of these…"