PSA-DNA will tack on authentication certificates to autographs at a special event next month.
PSA/DNA Authentication Services has signed on to provide authentication when 50 famous current and former athletes appear at an autograph session during the first-ever PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge next month.
The four-day sports fantasy and gaming experience presented by AbsolutePoker.net will take place at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, September 14 – 17.
PSA Certified Authenticators will issue Certificates of Authenticity and “tag” autographed items with patented, invisible-to-the-naked eye synthetic DNA-laced ink that can be verified with a specific laser frequency. PSA/DNA services will be available for both signed-in-the-presence autographs obtained on-site during the event as well as certification for genuine, previously-signed autographs.
The list of sports celebrities who will be participating in various events such as no limit gambling and golf tournaments is a long one. They’ll compete alongside well-known poker players. A sports memorabilia auction will also be conducted.
The Sports Legends Challenge will offer up to $10 million in prize money, and the Sports Legends All-Star Poker challenge will be televised later by the FOX Sports Network.
Those commmitted to the event include:
Julius “Dr. J” Erving
Sugar Ray Leonard
"We believe this is the beginning of a fantastic long-term relationship between our two organizations," said Bruce Bibbero, CEO and Founder of The Sports Legends Challenge. "Avid sports fans and memorabilia collectors will be provided with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cross the line from spectator to competitor at the Sports Legends Challenge, and what could be ore fitting than an opportunity to authenticate the experience?"
Said PSA’s Joe Orlando: “Together, the non-transferable, tamper-evident PSA/DNA label, the matching Certificate of Authenticity and the synthetic DNA used to permanently identify certified items provide ironclad security. The chances of replicating the synthetic DNA used by PSA/DNA are one in 33 trillion.”
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