Ten bucks will buy you an opinion on whether that autograph is likely the real deal.
PSA/DNA is expanding its Quick Opinion autograph service to include any online autograph auction.
The company’s new Auction QuickOpinion service lets prospective bidders get expert opinions on the likely authenticity of signatures.
“Based on the success of the QuickOpinion services we’ve offered to eBay bidders, we are expanding so prospective bidders in any auction containing autographs can have peace of mind by tapping into our expertise,” said Joe Orlando, President of PSA/DNA Authentication Services, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc.
Beginning today, collectors and dealers can log onto the company’s website and enter the name of an auction, the lot number and a brief description of the item. PSA/DNA representatives will examine the online scan and offer an opinion on whether the autograph is “Likely Genuine” or “Likely Not Genuine.”
The $10 cost per item can be credited toward the full authentication fee if the winning bidder submits the item to PSA/DNA for certification within 60 days of the closing of the auction.
“Because the quality of the scans varies from auction site to auction site, and sometimes from lot to lot, the opinions offered by PSA/DNA Auction QuickOpinion will be non-binding," said Orlando. "You will get our expert’s candid reaction to the item based on the quality of the scan and information presented in the lot listing.”
In cases where the online image is not clear or not all autographs are visible on multi-signed items, PSA/DNA may indicate they are “Unable to Render an Opinion,” and the $10 fee will be refunded.