Over 100 footballs will be used in the Super Bowl game on February 5, and to protect against possible counterfeiting every one of them will be “tagged” with a specially-prepared synthetic DNA ink that leaves an invisible-to-the-naked-eye security mark.
Collectors now have free access to PSA’s online sports card and autograph guide in addition to no-charge access to the population report.
PSA/DNA is adding a level of security to its printed letters of authenticity by making a hologram part of the letter itself.
PSA’s New Jersey office is open for business, with an early focus on autograph authentication.
A Woodbridge, N.J. facility will handle in person drop off submissions, with an emphasis on autographs.
A new venture has put certified, cut autographs three to a box with every player a current or former All-Star.
Thousands of autographs are tucked inside packs of Upper Deck’s latest product, all given PSA/DNA’s stamp of approval.
Authentication has now spread to the pricey world of sports championship rings and awards.