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    Question regarding Sandy Koufax

    Greetings, fellas. So, I'm thinking about biting the bullet and adding a nice Sandy Koufax autograph to my collection. Yes, they are quite expensive as I've come to realize. What would be the best item to add? I would like a nice signed baseball, but given the amount of fakes on the market, it becomes quite risky. Steiner has them, but I'm not paying $1,000. What are some companies to avoid in terms of third-party authentication? I've heard rumors about JSA and Global, so I'd like to validate on whether or not they're reputable companies. I also see that Koufax doesn't do public signings anymore, so that stinks. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, because I've never purchased anything this steep before. Thanks!! -John
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    3rd party companies are just that, 3rd party companies. They all make mistakes. Right now, the big ones are PSA/DNA, JSA, and Beckett. The only ones that you can truly trust are the first party ones, such as MLB Authentication, UDA, and when PSA/DNA and JSA offer witness authentication, which is where they were there when the item was signed.

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    Upper Deck sweet spots are really nice of you want a on the card auto.

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    Here's a couple of Sweet Spot Examples..

    Attachment 75355 Attachment 75354

    Or just bite the bullet and get this one..

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Topps-...IAAOSwnH1WZL22
    Last edited by Pinbreaker; 12-11-2017 at 12:34 PM.

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    Do not put JSA in the same boat as global... If you went w BAS, PSA, or JSA you should be fine and def not at $1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinbreaker View Post
    Here's a couple of Sweet Spot Examples..

    Attachment 75355 Attachment 75354

    Or just bite the bullet and get this one..

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Topps-...IAAOSwnH1WZL22
    Yeah that Koufax is bananas lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkzac View Post
    3rd party companies are just that, 3rd party companies. They all make mistakes. Right now, the big ones are PSA/DNA, JSA, and Beckett. The only ones that you can truly trust are the first party ones, such as MLB Authentication, UDA, and when PSA/DNA and JSA offer witness authentication, which is where they were there when the item was signed.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RStadlerASU22 View Post
    Do not put JSA in the same boat as global... If you went w BAS, PSA, or JSA you should be fine and def not at $1000.

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    Yes. Global/GAI will put their sticker on anything. Check out the FAKE AF thread for some examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forgerelli View Post
    Yes. Global/GAI will put their sticker on anything. Check out the FAKE AF thread for some examples.

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    Scott,

    Yeah I've seen that thread and it's never ending horror stories. I will not buying anything from global because of their bad rep. Thanks for the resource!
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    I like this one:

    Look at this on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/292152439991

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmp1971 View Post
    I like this one:

    Look at this on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/292152439991
    That is sick! I'm looking at this one, but I fear it's out of my range.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-Topps-...MAAOSw~QRaEHmy

    Absolutely drool-worthy stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmp1971 View Post
    I like this one:

    Look at this on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/292152439991
    that's a beautiful card, but the sweet spots or the donruss on card will run you 125-200 at most
    Sweet Spot Signatures 922 and counting
    Sweet Sigs 64/71 = 90%

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sandy-Koufa...wAAOSwzRlaF2l4

    Good lord, I think I'm in love. That's PURTY
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    One of the all time best baseball signatures. I have always enjoyed this one:

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/sGMAA...aD/s-l1600.jpg
    "...it just sounded to me like he felt like he did not do it."

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