All autographed lots in auction are accompanied with a SIGAuctions.com Letter of Authenticity (LOA) and are guaranteed to pass James Spence Authentication (JSA). In addition to our LOA, some of the lots may include a James Spence Auction Letter of Authentication (ALOA), James Spence Certificate of Authenticity (COA), James Spence Letter of Authenticity (LOA), or additional LOA’s from third-party companies such as PSA, Upper Deck Authenticated, Steiner Sports, or Mounted Memories.
If additional authentication is present, it will be noted in the lot description. It should be noted that certain large lots may contain a small number of clubhouse, spurious or autopen signatures that should be considered part of the lot and are non-returnable or refundable in part or in full.
Any lot won in auction may be submitted to James Spence Authentication for an individual COA or LOA by SIGAuctions.com on the buyer's behalf. Any lots won in auction and submitted through SIGAuctions.com will receive a 25% discount over standard submission rates listed on the JSA website.
Information about our third-party authenticators:
James Spence has the universal respect and approval of auctioneers, dealers, and collectors worldwide thanks to his accurate authentication expertise. A third generation autograph collector, his knowledge and exposure has its roots in over thirty years of hobby experience. Spence is a 1982 graduate of Iona College of New York with a double major in International Business and French. A New Jersey native, he has opined for virtually every major auction house in the country. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of the Treasury (IRS) have depended on Spence as their sports authentication adviser and asked for his assistance during investigations. Law enforcement and insurance carriers have placed their trust in Spence to assist in their analysis. Spence has successfully completed certification in Forensic Document Examination. Dealers have also relied on his knowledge, experience, and integrity for some of the highest valued, historically significant, and rarest signed artifacts in existence. Countless collectors have sought the reassurance that their investments will retain marketability when the time is right to divest of their holdings. It has long been the industry's choice to secure a James Spence Authentication Letter of Authenticity.
Music industry autograph authenticator, collector, and expert Roger Epperson has an extensive background stemming from his experience as a full-time dealer in the collectibles industry. Roger is the only dealer in the world who deals exclusively in music related autographed collectibles. His narrowed focus has established him as a valued and respected collector and authenticator for all genres of contemporary music. Roger is the full time music autograph authenticator for JSA since 2006.
With years of expertise and knowledge in the trade, PSA/DNA has established an impeccable reputation for providing professional, unbiased, expert opinions on autographs that span every imaginable genre.
Zarelli Space Authentication
Steve Zarelli is a recognized authority in the field of astronaut autographs. His findings have been published in the definitive space collecting reference “Relics of the Space Race,” and he has contributed articles to the UACC’s “Pen & Quill” magazine, “Autograph Times Magazine,” and the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) signature study, “Neil Armstrong: The Quest for His Autograph.” Zarelli Space Authentication provides authentication consulting services to James Spence Authentication (JSA), Sportscard Guaranty Authentic (SGC), PSA/DNA Authentication, as well as numerous dealers and collectors worldwide. Zarelli has been an active member of the UACC for 15 years. He previously served as the Ethics Chairman and currently sits on the UACC Board of Directors. www.SpaceLOA.com
Mounted Memories offers an ironclad guarantee assuring the absolute authenticity on all of their hand-signed memorabilia. For your added protection, a certification card verifying its authenticity accompanies each item that explains the process of how to check the item’s authenticity online. Each item is signed in the presence of and witnessed by a Mounted Memories agent. A tamper-proof, serial-numbered hologram is than placed on the item and the information is stored in their online database. The bottom line is: you can rest assured that you've gotten the real thing. www.mountedmemories.com
Schwartz Sports is a full-service sports memorabilia and marketing company. All autographs are guaranteed 100% authentic and come with a COA and tamper-proof holograms that are affixed both to the COA and the item from Schwartz Sports. Schwartz Sports was recently purchased by Dreams Inc., the owner of Mounted Memories. All Schwartz Sports products will come with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity backed by Mounted Memories. www.schwartzsports.com.
Authenticity has been a central theme to Upper Deck products since the company's inception in 1988. Upper Deck expanded the company's focus on authenticity to include fine autographed sports memorabilia backed by a patented five-step authentication process which guarantees fans are receiving genuine autographs. The heart of the five-step process is the company's policy that an Upper Deck representative must witness each autograph signed. Today, Upper Deck dedicates more resources than any other sports collectibles and memorabilia company to ensure the authenticity of its products. www.upperdeck.com
Tri-Star ensures authenticity via a numbered and authentic hologram affixed to all items signed at Tri-Star shows and private signings. This gives collectors the opportunity to go online and verify the authenticity of the signature. Just enter the Tri-Star authentic hologram number on the item into the computer by going to www.tristarauthentic.com, and you will instantly see the date and location of when and where the autograph was obtained.
Steiner Sports each hand-signed collectible that carries a tamper-proof hologram is witnessed by a Steiner Sports representative. Once the collectibles have been autographed, they are cataloged and inventoried. Each hand-signed collectible is examined for quality and signature condition. If the collectible meets the Steiner Sports standard of excellence a tamper-proof Steiner Sports hologram is affixed to the product. www.steinersports.com