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Question regarding Sandy Koufax

jbone17

Active member
Sep 26, 2008
6,726
The Riverlands.
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
 

clarkzac

Well-known member
Oct 31, 2010
8,984
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.
 

RStadlerASU22

Active member
Jan 2, 2013
8,875
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.

Ryan
Will Clark / Mike Brown Collector
 

swish54_99

Active member
Dec 12, 2012
994
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.
 

forgerelli

Member
Apr 4, 2013
380
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.

Ryan
Will Clark / Mike Brown Collector
Yes. Global/GAI will put their sticker on anything. Check out the FAKE AF thread for some examples.

Scott F
 

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