How to tell if a piece of Sports Memorabilia is Real - Fan Arch

How to tell if a piece of Sports Memorabilia is Real

How to tell if a piece of Sports Memorabilia is Real

In the last decade, the world of sports Memorabilia collecting has turned from a simple hobby, to a blossoming industry. With this amazing increase in interest, the value of these collectibles has skyrocketed and fans are clamoring for their next prize to piece.

Unfortunately, with the increase in value, this has led to more forgeries in the space than ever seen before. Names like Mickey Mantle, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and more are some of the more commonly forged signatures.

This is leading to consumers questioning where they should buy the memorabilia and how do they know if it’s real.

What should I look for?
In the Sports memorabilia industry, there are three widely used authentication companies.

1. James Spence Authentication (JSA)
2. Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA)
3. Beckett

When looking to buy memorabilia, we highly recommend only buying items with one of these three authentication holograms the signature.

How do I know if my signature is authenticated by one of these companies?

PSA, JSA and Beckett Generally, will all provide a tamper-proof hologram placed directly on the item, as well as a card with a serial number that can be looked up in their online database at any point in time.

Fan Arch prides itself and only selling signatures that are accompanied by top level authentication.

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