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Your Certified Autographs Are Legitimate, Aren’t They?

Posted by houstoncollector on March 4, 2009

First….go and read this article, helpfully pointed out by Gellman over at SCU.  


Now that you read it, I’m … well, I’d say I’m speechless, but I’m obviously not.  The question now is, can we trust /any/ of the authentication services?  They’re all somewhat suspect, from what I’ve read on that site.  Beyond that, can you trust /any/ autograph from any of the card companies that isn’t signed in-person with a company rep standing right there?  Doesn’t this completely throw the concept of sticker autos into a huge grey area?  I mean, with Upper Deck and Razor now having autopen’d autos in their sets (and in a $2500/pack set to boot), what about other celebrities, or players who just get a stack of stickers in the mail?  How do we know they’re not cheap-shotting it also?

I’d invite the card companies to respond, but I already know they won’t.  Shame on you, Upper Deck and Razor, and especially shame on Brian Grey, for not having the guts to respond to them when they asked straight up about it.


3 Responses to “Your Certified Autographs Are Legitimate, Aren’t They?”

  1. Paul said

    I always wondered about the cut signature products.

    (btw, your link to the article is broken)

  2. houstoncollector said

    Fixed the link.

  3. […] from 2008 SP Legendary Cuts.    The timing on this is a bit ironic, given the news about the bogus autographs that was announced last week.   One would hope that these are legitimate, but one can never be […]

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