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    A Current Look at the Authenticators SO VERY SAD!

    The following information was sent to us by a very well known collector in the autograph industry. He spent only several minutes on eBay and this is what he found. All extremely common mistakes made by the three high profile companies who claim they can authenticate autographs. The sellers of autographs spent good money for the worthless Certificates of Authenticity they received for the following autographs.

    James Spence Authentication (JSA)

    Here is a beautiful secretarial Rosanna Arquette authenticated as genuine by JSA (James Spence Authentication). This information was discovered over 10 years ago. (link provided)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/JSA-AUTHENTICATED-SIGNED-INDEX-CARD-ROSANNA-ARQUETTE-/390135949049?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ad5ea 26f9

    Here is a beautiful Thomas Dekker signature authenticated as genuine by JSA (James Spence Authentication). The only problem is that it's Dwight Yoakam's signature.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SIGNED-INDEX-CARD-PSA-JSA-GUAR-THOMAS-DEKKER-/120589665207?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c13b4 43b7

    PSA/DNA

    A beautiful Jack Lemmon secretarial signature authenticated as genuine by PSA/DNA

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Jack-Lemmon-Signed-Auto-Oscar-Winner-Index-Card-PSA-DNA-/330380090187?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cec30 1b4b

    Global

    Here is a Global authenticated signature card of Laura Harring
    authenticated as Lauren Bacall! Its listed on the Global website.
    Lauren Bacall is the most common autograph in the hobby. She has been
    famous and signing autographs for over 50 years.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Lauren-Bacall-Big-Sleep-Key-Largo-Signed-Autograph-GAI-/220344467660?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item334d8d c0cc

    (http://www.isitreal.com/mambots/editors/spaw/img_popup.php?img_url=/comp
    onents/com_mtree/watermark.php?filename=Arquette1.jpg
    )

    A common Bob Hope secretarial authenticated as genuine by Global

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bob-Hope-Famous-Comedian-Signed-Autograph-Photo-GAI-/220345131049?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item334d97 e029

    A common Jack Nicholson secretarial authenticated as genuine by Global

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Jack-Nicholson-Western-Cowbo-Signed-Autograph-Photo-GAI-/370145041773?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item562e5d 1d6d

    A common 1990's Demi Moore secretarial authenticated as genuine by Global

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Demi-Moore-Charlies-Angels-Ghost-Signed-Auto-Photo-GAI-/220345132261?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item334d97 e4e5

    A Charlton Heston secretarial authenticated as genuine by Global

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Charlton-Heston-Ben-Hur-Ten-Comman-Signed-Autograph-GAI-/370144471930?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item562e54 6b7a


    I should be an authenticator!! This all took me 8 minutes to find on
    eBay. There is so much more!

    Autograph collector’s name withheld by request.
    http://www.autographalert.com/news.html

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    as mentioned in the previous post, the first two examples by "JSA" are clearly not from JSA, if people would even bother to look at the link they would know this
    Hidden Content

    I collect anything and everything Albert Pujols and am always looking to expand collection. Also looking for any signed baseball or jerseys.

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    Yeah a couple just say "Guaranteed to pass JSA." No where does it say JSA approved it. Some people seem to really have a vendetta against these companies.
    Ickey Woods collection: 161/170= 94.7% (minus 1/1s)
    ONLY Collecting
    Ickey Woods now.
    Ickey Woods 1/1s: 4/20- 20%
    Please help me find these: 2005 Zenith Epix E-12 Black 3rd Down /25, Emerald 4th Down /25

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    Yep especially this anonymous website where the guy doesn't state his name or credentials.
    Hidden Content

    I collect anything and everything Albert Pujols and am always looking to expand collection. Also looking for any signed baseball or jerseys.

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